Practice Notes

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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Does the Constitutional Court have plenary (unlimited) appeal jurisdiction?

By Derek Harms SC As editor of Harms DR Civil Procedure in the Superior Courts (Durban: LexisNexis), I was recently told by a subscriber that the publication did not consider […]

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POPI: Compliance v defiance

By Sasha Beharilal There has been a buzz around the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPI), which was promulgated in 2013, but it has not been in […]

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