Archive 2013

Delinquent directors under the Companies Act 71 of 2008

By Rehana Cassim While the Companies Act 71 of 2008 (the Act) has increased the powers of company directors, it has, at the same time, increased their liabilities. A significant […]

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The SADC Tribunal conundrum – lawyers look to the African Court for direction

By Makanatsa Makonese On 23 November 2012 lawyers’ bodies* lodged an application with the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the African Court) requesting it to provide an advisory […]

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Social media for attorneys and Minister Sexwale on the rule of law at LSNP AGM

By Nomfundo Manyathi The Law Society of the Northern Provinces (LSNP) held its annual general meeting in Sun City on 10 November 2012. On the agenda was an opening address […]

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Justice Chaskalson on the future of the profession at the Cape Law Society AGM

By Kim Hawkey The Cape Law Society (CLS) held its annual general meeting in Kimberley on 9 and 10 November. On the agenda was a keynote address by the late […]

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Errata

In the article ‘Are provisional sentence proceedings constitutional?’ by Zamazulu Nkubungu, which appeared in 2012 (Oct) DR 30, when the definition of ‘liquid document’ was incorporated from the case of […]

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Fond farewell for Justice Yacoob on his retirement

By Nomfundo Manyathi The Constitutional Court held a special court session in late November to bid farewell to Justice Zak Yacoob (64) ahead of his retirement at the end of […]

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South African lessons from UK Bribery Act

By Nomfundo Manyathi In a Gordon Institute of Business Science seminar titled: ‘Drawing local lessons from the UK’s Bribery Act’, local and international experts discussed the impact of the United […]

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First ADF handover to attorneys

In November the chairperson of the Attorneys Development Fund (ADF) Legal Committee, Jeff Mathabatha (left), handed over a laptop to AG Kekana (centre) from AG Kekana Attorneys in Pretoria. Pictured […]

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Social media guidance for attorneys

By Kathleen Kriel In December the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) introduced a new resource document on social media. The LSSA’s guideline document ‘Introduction to social media – legal […]

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Public Protector offers more than ‘paper justice’

By Nomfundo Manyathi Towards the end of last year Public Protector Thuli Madonsela tabled her office’s 2011/12 annual report in parliament. The report presents an account of her office’s activities during […]

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