Archive 2013

Women’s Day Focus event

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele ProBono.Org recently held its fifth annual Women’s Day Focus event at the Women’s Jail at Constitution Hill where attorneys, advocates and mediators assisted women with their legal […]

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New commissioners for the SALRC

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele Five commissioners have been appointed to the South African Law Reform Commission (SALRC). The new commissioners who have been appointed for a period of five years are: […]

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Durban attorney appointed as national director of Public Prosecutions

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele President Jacob Zuma appointed the national director of Public Prosecutions, the head of the Special Investigating Unit, and the director of Public Prosecutions of the jurisdictional area […]

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Superior Courts Act signed into law

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele President Jacob Zuma has signed the Superior Courts Bill 7 of 2001 into law. In a press release, the presidency states that the new Superior Courts Act […]

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Women, the judiciary and transformation

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The gender committee of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces (LSNP) held a women’s conference in Pretoria at the end of August. Under the theme ‘Women […]

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Redhill High School wins moot court competition

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele Redhill High School from Johannesburg has won this year’s National Schools Moot Court Competition. The annual competition, which is in its third year, was held from 9 […]

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Q&A with Deputy Minister John Jeffery

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele Deputy Minister of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, John Jeffery took office on 9 July 2013. Deputy Minister Jeffery was born in Mauritius and spent […]

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So … have things really changed for women in the profession?

By Mapula Sedutla –  acting editor The admission supplements that accom­pany De Rebus twice a year record the names of many women completing articles and being admitted to practise as […]

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Debt collection – Repealing ss 57 and 58 of Magistrates’ Courts Act will be shortsighted

By Chris Kotzé I write this opinion piece in reaction to the article ‘Cashing in on collections’ by Gerhard Buchner and CJ Hartzenberg in the July issue of De Rebus […]

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Employment law update – No transfer of authority to transfer employee

The Minister for Public Service and Administration and Another v Kaylor (LAC) (unreported case CA18/12, 11-6-2013) Davis JA (Tlaletsi ADJP and Coppin AJA concurring). By Moksha Naidoo The respondent employee […]

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