Archive 2015

LPA National Forum expected early in 2015

By Barbara Whittle Chapter 10 of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 (LPA) makes provision for the National Forum on the Legal Profession (NF) – the transitional body that […]

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Supreme Court of Appeal practice directions

The President of the Supreme Court of Appeal issed the following Practice directions in respect of the Supreme Court of Appeal and replaces all previous practice directions. • Because of […]

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Court-annexed mediation rolled out

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele Court-annexed mediation was rolled out on 1 December 2014 at certain magisterial districts in Gauteng and the North West. Implementation commenced in 11 courts and will gradually […]

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National Schools Moot Court Competition 2014

By Coline Bruintjies and Meetali Jain This year high school learners from all over South Africa participated in the 4th Annual National Schools Moot Court Competition (NSMCC). This is a non-profit […]

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Gender transformation, is enough being done?

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele Towards the end of 2014 the Western Cape branch of the National Association of Democratic Lawyers (NADEL), in partnership with Foundation for Human rights, held a seminar […]

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Significant reforms in pursuit of the ideal justice system

The Law Society of the Northern Provinces (LSNP) held its annual general meeting (AGM) at Sun City late last year. Speakers included Judge President of the Gauteng Division of the […]

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Minister assures professional independence

By Mapula Thebe – editor The KwaZulu-Natal Law Society (KZNLS) held its annual general meeting (AGM) late last year in Durban. Speakers at the AGM included Minister of Justice and […]

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The ADF holds its first annual AGM

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The Attorneys Development Fund (ADF) held its first annual general meeting at OR Tambo International airport in late 2014. In his chairperson’s report, the acting chairperson, David […]

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SCA President calls for increased pro bono in civil matters and the infusion of constitutional values into daily practice

By Barbara Whittle Supreme Court of Appeal President, Justice Lex Mpati, chose to focus closely on two aspects of the Constitution that impact on the daily work of attorneys in […]

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What the Legal Practice Act means for the future existence of De Rebus

By Mapula Thebe – editor As it has been published in previous issues and the current issue of De Rebus, the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 was promulgated in […]

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