Practice Notes

Rule 35(12) of the Uniform Rules: Be wary

By Mzuvukile Sirenya and Carl van Rooyen Rule 35(12) of the Uniform Rules stands alone from the other discovery provisions under r 35 in that the wording does not require […]

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Dog owners beware: Strict liability for dog attacks

By Kristen Wagner Incidences of dog attacks and dog bite injuries are on the rise in South Africa (SA). In the months of August and September, four separate dog attack […]

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Addendum to ‘Step-by-step guide to residential housing eviction proceedings in the magistrate’s court’

By Lebogang Raborife-Nchabeleng The Magistrates’ Courts Rules do not compel a procedure differing from the High Court in eviction proceedings. Theart and Another v Minnaar NO; Senekal v Winskor 174 […]

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International law firms and the South African legal job market

By Dale Verster Influx of international law firms Over the past few years there has been a surge of international law firms opening offices in South Africa. Global firms such […]

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The recovery of body corporates’ legal costs

By Albert Reinecke It happens every day: A body corporate (or home owners’ association) institutes action against one of its members for account arrears, and simply levies the attorney’s presented […]

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The Consumer Protection Act: Direct Marketing

By Chantelle Gladwin and Adam Civin Modern day advances in technology allow consumers to be contacted anytime day or night via e-mail, SMS and telephone calls. The Consumer Protection Act […]

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Electronic delivery of communications to taxpayers: Is SARS toeing the line?

By Alan Lewis Many taxpayers would have received an sms informing them that the South African Revenue Service (SARS) has issued an assessment on them, or that it has issued […]

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The meaning of debt for actions against organs of state

By Vhelaphi Peter Muthevhuli In terms of s 1(1) of the Institution of Legal Proceedings Against Certain Organs of State Act 40 of 2002 (the Act) a ‘debt’ means ‘any […]

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Fidelity Fund gets statutory private prosecution powers

By Moshoeshoe Toba The Judicial Matters Amendment Act 42 of 2013 came into effect in January this year. One of the amendments it effected was the insertion of s 46A […]

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Ubuntu in eviction cases

By Michal Johnson In the case of Resnick v Government of the Republic of South Africa and Another 2014 (2) SA 377 (WCC) the Western Cape High Court considered the […]

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