Archive 2013

Lending a helping hand – The role of creditors in business rescues?

By Richard Bradstreet In May 2013 the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) handed down its first judgment on business rescue in the case of Oakdene Square Properties (Pty) Ltd v […]

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Protecting preferent creditors: Setting a reserve or obtaining consent?

By Rouan J Bouwer In a recent unreported judgment of Terence Christopher Demetriou and Another v Sheriff of the Magistrate’s Court: Alberton and Others (GSJ) (unreported judgment no 2012/43269) (26-4-2013) […]

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Dipping into the ‘cookie jar’ = losing benefits

Soko v Caltex Oil Provident Fund and Another (PFA) By Mtendeweka Mhango Can a pension fund deduct from a complainant’s pension benefits an amount that the complainant was accused by […]

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Cutting the lifeline – The termination of business rescue proceedings

By Jakomien van Staden Business rescue proceedings (BRPs) were introduced into South African law by ch 6 of the Companies Act 71 of 2008 (the Act), which commenced on 1 […]

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Should you specialise?

By Louis Rood To grow your legal practice and attract more lucrative work, do you try to expand the range of services you offer, or do you concentrate on becoming […]

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Law firm joins fight to save the rhino

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele Port Elizabeth based law firm Rushmere Noach has donated R 190 000 towards the Kariega Game Reserve’s Save the Rhino project. The firm raised the funds as […]

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ProBono.Org’s Housing Information Day

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele ProBono.Org held its Housing Information Day on 16 October at the Women’s Jail in Constitution Hill where ProBono.Org gave advice and legal assistance to attendees on a […]

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JSC recommendations for judicial appointments

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has concluded its interviews for judges to be appointed to the Bench and has made its recommendations to President Jacob Zuma. Nine […]

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Two SA attorneys overseas for training

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele This year’s two South African candidates for the three-month International Lawyers for Africa (ILFA) training programme are Patience Nyabadza and Tasneem Parkar. The pair are two of […]

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LEAD places students at law firms

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The Law Society of South Africa’s (LSSA) Legal Education and Development (LEAD) division  has identified 100 law students to be placed at 50 law firms in Limpopo […]

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