Archive 2016

Patent claim construction: Numerical limitations

By Ryan Tucker Patent attorneys spend a great deal of time trying to find the ‘perfect’ word for a technical element of an apparatus or method in patent applications. They […]

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A smokey issue – the law relating to the distribution of e-cigarettes

By Yda van Aartsen Will electronic-cigarettes or e-cigarettes prevent people from smoking cigarettes? Are we just replacing one harmful device, namely, regular tobacco cigarettes, with another harmful and toxic device? […]

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The law reports

October 2016 (5) South African Law Reports (pp 335 – 667); [2016] 3 All South African Law Reports August (pp 345 – 667); [2016] 3 All South African Law Reports […]

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New legislation

Legislation published from 3 – 28 October 2016 Bills introduced Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws (Administration) Bill B20 of 2016. Finance Bill B21 of 2016. Division […]

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Employment law update

Section 197 transfers: Can the new employer be joined to proceedings subsequent to the conciliation process? In Temba Big Save CC v Kunyuza and Others [2016] 10 BLLR 1016 (LAC), […]

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Recent articles and research

By Meryl Federl Accessing articles from publishers For LexisNexis articles contact: customercare@lexisnexis.co.za for the publication details. For individual journal articles pricing and orders from Juta contact Michelle Govender at mgovender@juta.co.za. […]

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A new home for legal practitioners: What’s in it for you?

On 1 February 2018 the Legal Profession in South Africa will enter a new era and will be regulated in terms of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 (LPA), […]

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Letters to the editor

PO Box 36626, Menlo Park 0102 Docex 82, Pretoria E-mail: derebus@derebus.org.za Fax (012) 362 0969 Letters are not published under noms de plume. However, letters from practising attorneys who make their […]

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Conference tackles issues facing SADC region

By Mapula Thebe The Southern African Development Community Lawyers’ Association (SADC LA) held its 17th annual conference and general meeting in Cape Town on 17 to 19 August. The well […]

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2016 review of the attorneys’ profession

By Mapula Thebe The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) in conjunction with LexisNexis conducted a national survey of the attorneys’ profession. Drawing comparisons against a 2014 survey, the survey […]

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