Archive 2013

New ruling on advertising keywords

By Mapula Sedutla The Law Society of the Northern Provinces (LSNP) has issued a ruling notice on keyword advertising on search engines and the internet. In the notice, the LSNP […]

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Managing Intellectual Property recognises local law firm

By Kathleen Kriel Intellectual property (IP) law firm Von Seidels has been awarded the South Africa IP Firm of the Year award for 2013 by international IP magazine Managing Intellectual […]

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Whither the SADC Tribunal?

By Mapula Sedutla The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Tribunal was the subject of a recent colloquium hosted by the SADC Lawyers’ Association (SADC LA) and the SADC Community Council […]

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SCA overturns decision on silk

By Kim Hawkey The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has overturned a North Gauteng High Court order declaring that the President had no power in terms of s 84(2)(k) of […]

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Reader survey iPad winners

De Rebus would like to thank all those who participated in our reader survey. Congratulations to Neil Harty and Quinton Combrink, who have each won an iPad 3 loaded with […]

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Mentorship to count as pro bono

By Kevin O’Reilly The Pro Bono Committee of the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) has agreed that in certain circumstances mentorship will count as pro bono services. LSSA chief […]

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New practice manual for the Labour Court

By Mapula Sedutla A new practice manual for the Labour Court came into effect on 1 April. The manual was modelled on similar ones that apply in various divisions of […]

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A+ or F- for the LLB?

By Kim Hawkey – editor One of the issues highlighted during the recent public hearings on the Legal Practice Bill (B20 of 2012) was the standard of quality in the […]

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Balancing deprivation of liberty & quantum of damages

By Thulani Nkosi There has been a general acknowledgment by the courts that the right to liberty is one of the most important rights afforded to a person. This has […]

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Employment law update – Does s 197 apply to franchise agreements?

PE Pack 4100CC v Sanders and Others (LAC) (unreported case no PA 08/10, 22-1-2013) (Davis JA) By Moksha Naidoo Does s 197 of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 […]

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