August 2017

Dialogue on the International Arbitration Bill

The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services has invited interested persons and stakeholders to submit written submissions on the International Arbitration Bill B10 of 2017. Once enacted, the International […]

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Letters to the editor – August 2017

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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A historic moment – Action Group on Briefing Patterns delivers on procurement protocols

By Kgomotso Ramotsho Deputy Chief Justice, Raymond Zondo, congratulated the Action Group on Briefing Patterns in the Legal Profession (the Action Group) for the work they have done with the […]

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Refugee law guides launched for legal practitioners

By Kgomotso Ramotsho Pro.Bono.Org in partnership with Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, Fasken Martineau and Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa, launched three refugee law guides for legal practitioners. The launch took place […]

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Legal Aid SA shares expertise and guidance with Sierra Leone on its legal aid system

By Kgomotso Ramotsho Legal Aid South Africa (Legal Aid SA) provided expertise and guidance to Sierra Leone in setting up their legal aid system. In a press release, Legal Aid […]

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Minister gazettes threshold for major B-BBEE transactions

By Kgomotso Ramotsho Trade and Industry Minister, Rob Davies, published a notice in the Government Gazette on the threshold for major Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) transactions. The notice was […]

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FISA submission to the Davis Tax Committee on possible forms of wealth tax

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Fiduciary Institute of Southern Africa (FISA), made a submission to the Davis Tax Committee (DTC), on the desirability and feasibility of possible forms of wealth tax, […]

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National Forum racing against time to submit recommendations to Minister

By Barbara Whittle The National Forum on the Legal Profession (NF) met on 30 June to finalise a number of matters in preparation for its recommendations to Justice Minister Michael […]

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Proxi Smart matter rescheduled to be heard in February 2018

By Barbara Whittle In last month’s edition it was reported that the matter of Proxi Smart Services Pty Ltd v Law Society of South Africa and Others was on the […]

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People and practices – August 2017

Compiled by Shireen Mahomed KISCH IP in Johannesburg has five promotions.         Abrahams & Gross in Cape Town has appointed Marita Swanepoel as a director in the […]

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