Archive 2013

SADC LA President visits SA

By Barbara Whittle The President of the SADC Lawyers’ Association (SADC LA), Kondwa Sakala-Chibiya from Zambia, visited the SADC LA offices in Pretoria in January to meet with SADC LA […]

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Law deans and legal profession to discuss refinement of LLB

By Barbara Whittle After a meeting in January 2013, the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA), the General Council of the Bar (GCB) and the South African Law Deans Association […]

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Legal Practice Bill has started its parliamentary journey

By Barbara Whittle On 31 January the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Constitutional Development announced that it would be holding public hearings on the Legal Practice Bill on 19 and […]

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New Law Society of Namibia council

The council of the Law Society of Namibia for the term November 2012 until November 2013 is, pictured from left: Ramon Maasdorp, Nolan Swarts, Carol Williams, Retha Steinmann (director), Dee […]

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Independent Constitutional Court blog launched

By Nomfundo Manyathi A new blog dedicated to impartially reporting on the Constitutional Court, its decisions and its judges was recently launched. ConCourtBlog first went live on 2 February 2013. […]

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Judges address corruption

By Nomfundo Manyathi The Institute for Judicial Excellence at the University of the Free State (UFS) recently held an international symposium on corruption. Speakers at the event included Chief Justice […]

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Five candidates up for Constitutional Court position

By Nomfundo Manyathi The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) was to interview the five candidates it had shortlisted for a sole vacancy on the Bench of the Constitutional Court on 22 […]

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Balancing act between CAs and principals

By Kim Hawkey – Editor The relationship between candidate attorneys (CAs) and principals is, by nature, open to conflict. The power dynamic between the two groups is unequal and their […]

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Suretyship and debt review

By Nthupang Magolego The debt review phenomenon has sparked much controversy and debate in the legal fraternity and the credit industry at large. Another point that could soon emerge as […]

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Debt collection practitioners – the biggest threat to debt collection practices

By Peter Rafferty The old joke goes that 95% of lawyers give the other 5% a bad name. Although this may hold true in many scenarios, this desperate and angry […]

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