Issues

Legal education in crisis?

  The Council for Higher Education (CHE) released its outcomes of the National Review of the LLB qualification in April. The document sites four universities who were issued with a […]

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Letters to the editor – May 2017

PO Box 36626, Menlo Park 0102 Docex 82, Pretoria E-mail: derebus@derebus.org.za Fax (012) 362 0969 Letters are not published under noms de plume. However, letters from practising attorneys who make their […]

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NADEL discuss decolonisation of the law at AGM

By Mapula Sedutla The National Association for Democratic Lawyers (NADEL) held its annual general meeting (AGM) and conference in Pietermaritzburg from 24 to 26 March. The AGM was also in […]

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NADEL welcomes government’s withdrawal of the Repeal Bill on Rome Statute of ICC

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The National Association of Democratic Lawyers (NADEL) welcomed the South African government’s withdrawal of the Repeal Bill on the Rome Statute of International Criminal Court (ICC). In […]

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Sexual Offences Court launched in Mpumalanga

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, John Jeffery, launched a Sexual Offence Court in Boschfontein, Mpumalanga in March. In his speech, Mr Jeffery said the […]

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The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform, releases amended definition of area of deeds registry in Pretoria

By Kgomotso Ramotsho Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Gugile Ernest Nkwinti, has under s 1(1)(a)(iii) of the Deeds Registries Act 47 of 1937, amended with effect from date […]

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Brazil legislation offering opportunity to foreign investors to take advantage of their local businesses

By Kgomotso Ramotsho Partner of Sampaio Ferraz Advogados (Lawyers), Dr Luís Wielewicki, said Brazil does not intend to address short-term investments in bonds or other securities issued in their country, […]

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Brazil uses technology to improve access to justice

By Mapula Sedutla De Rebus had an opportunity to interview Brazilian Federal Labour Court Judge, Francisco Barbossa, in March. Judge Barbossa spoke about how Brazil has used technology to effectively […]

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The BLA celebrates its 40th anniversary in October: We have come this far because we stand on the shoulders of giants

By Lutendo Benedict Sigogo The Black Lawyers Association (BLA) will celebrate its 40th anniversary in October. The BLA was established in October 1977 when a few black lawyers came together […]

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The Department of Justice takes constitutional awareness programme to learners

By Kgomotso Ramotsho In March the Department of Justice visited the OR Tambo Secondary School, in Katlehong Gauteng, to promote constitutional education. The visit was part of the Human Rights […]

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