Practice Notes

Section 198 of the Criminal Procedure Act: Marital privilege or unfair discrimination on ground of marital status?

By Delano Abdoll While the privilege against disclosing marital communications has long been a topic of debate, the question that has yet to be answered is whether such a privilege […]

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No two accountable institutions are the same: The Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Act 2017’s risk-based approach for the legal profession

By Nkateko Nkhwashu Practicing attorneys, as defined in terms of s 1 of the Attorneys Act 53 of 1979, form part of a list of institutions which are termed ‘accountable […]

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Experiences as a mentor for the LEAD SA/Irish Rule of Law Mentorship Programme

By Ian Jacobsberg I had the privilege of acting as mentor for the Commercial Law Programme run jointly by the Law Society of South Africa’s (LSSA) Legal Education and Development […]

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VAT and penalties: Is Sars playing according to the rules?

By Alan Lewis This article will consider the provisions of the Tax Administration Act 28 of 2011 (the Act), regarding the levying of penalties, due to a vendor’s failure to […]

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Unravelling s 103 of the Firearms Control Act

    By Sherika Maharaj Section 103 of the Firearms Control Act 60 of 2000 (the Act) deals with the declaration of unfitness of a convicted person to possess a […]

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Purchasing a franchise

By Jana Doussy and Jaco Grobler Deciding on and investing in a franchise may be one of the biggest financial decisions a person or company may make. It is, therefore, […]

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Withdrawal of an admission in a plea

By Dr Fareed Moosa A defendant may, in terms of the rules of the High and lower courts, admit a fact alleged in a combined summons or declaration. An admission […]

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Your life, your decision? The Constitution and euthanasia

By Sipho Tumelo Mdhluli The Constitution of South Africa (SA) is the supreme law of the Republic. All laws or conducts, which are inconsistent with it are invalid, and the […]

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Practitioner – love thy staff (and yourself)

By Edrick Roux The legal profession, one of the oldest professions known to man and arguably one of the most prestigious, has always been one of the stalwart guardians of […]

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A cart before the horse or the other way round?

Amendment of the schedules of the Financial Intelligence Centre Act By Nkateko Nkhwashu The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an independent intergovernmental body that promotes policies to protect the […]

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