Archive 2013

NADEL at university law professions’ day

The Pietermaritzburg branch of the National Association of Democratic Lawyers (NADEL) was represented at a recent law professions’ day at the Pietermaritzburg campus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Chairperson of […]

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All Labour Courts to have free WiFi

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele Online legal information provider Sabinet, in conjunction with South African WiFi communications specialist, WirelessG, will be offering free G-Connect WiFi internet access at all Labour Courts in […]

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Lawyers Against Abuse

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The recently launched non-profit organisation Lawyers Against Abuse (LvA) aims to empower survivors of gender-based violence through free legal advice and assistance. Patrons of the organisation include […]

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Is the call for gender transformation in the judiciary being heeded?

By Kevin O’Reilly On 21 November 2012 the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) placed advertisements calling for nominations to fill 11 vacancies in various superior courts. On 23 February 2013 the […]

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Social media in court

By Kathleen Kriel During the recent bail hearing of murder accused athlete Oscar Pistorius, many people across the world were mesmerised by their PCs, iPads, laptops and smartphones following journalists […]

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Tribute to a legal giant

By Mapula Sedutla On 7 March the Constitutional Court held a ceremonial court session in honour of the late former Chief Justice Arthur Chaskalson, who passed away in December. Speakers […]

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The Legal Practice Bill – a wake-up call for ordinary attorneys

By Kim Hawkey – Editor The Legal Practice Bill (B20 of 2012) will drastically affect the governance, structure and regulation of the legal profession and, with the currently strong political […]

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A fine line – Advertising and attorneys

By Edrick Roux As an attorney, one practises in a highly competitive environment. In addition to the inherent difficulties of practising in a field that requires long hours, intelligence and […]

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Employment law update – Striking a balance

Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers’ Union and Others v CTP Ltd and Another (LC) (unreported case no JS215/10, 19-12-2012) (Myburgh AJ) By Moksha Naidoo This case highlighted […]

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Employment law update – Retirement age

By Talita Laubscher and Monique Jefferson In Karan t/a Karan Beef Feedlot v Randall [2012] 11 BLLR 1093 (LAC) the Labour Appeal Court (LAC) considered whether Karan Beef Feedlot was […]

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