Practice Notes

Checklist for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Appeal

By Sechaba Mohapi It is trite that an automatic right to appeal no longer exists, especially in the High Courts. The current legal position is that parties wishing to appeal […]

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Guidelines for writing in plain language

By Michele van Eck Writing in plain language means using language that is clear, effective and understandable to the reader. It is understood by the reader the first time around […]

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Registration of customary marriages still creates confusion

By Nomfundo Manyathi Customary marriages became legally recognised and protected in South Africa when the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act 120 of 1998 (the Act) came into force in November […]

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The State Liability Act – clarity on satisfaction of court orders against the state

By Michele van Eck In the case of Nyathi v MEC for Department of Health, Gauteng and Another 2008 (5) SA 94 (CC) s 3 of the State Liability Act […]

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How to create a top law firm website

By Kim Hawkey In an information session at the Cape Law Society annual general meeting at the end of last year, Malcolm Pearson, owner and publisher of online legal technology […]

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