August 2018

Legal Practice Council Rules finally gazetted

As we draw closer to the full implementation date of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 (LPA), the final South African Legal Practice Council Rules made under the authority […]

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BLA’s Youth Forum officially launched

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Black Lawyers Association (BLA) launched its Youth Forum on 30 June at the Soweto Hotel and Conference Centre in Soweto. The BLA’s Youth Forum, is said […]

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Parental alienation can be overcome

By Kathleen Kriel Family Assist and the Collaborative Network held a Parental Alienation Workshop on 16 June in Centurion. Family and divorce mediator at Family Assist, Marici Corneli, welcomed delegates […]

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Can blockchain technology help prevent fraud?

By Kgomotso Ramotsho Werksmans Attorneys hosted a seminar on blockchain technology. The seminar was held in Johannesburg on 7 June. Consultant at the Blockchain Academy, Carel de Jager, said blockchain […]

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Women’s Task Team uplifting female legal practitioners in the profession

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Law Society of South Africa’s (LSSA’s) Women’s Task Team was interviewed by lawyer and law firm strategist, Pamela DeNeuve, in June for her blog ‘Lawyer of […]

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Lady Liberty SA needs help from legal practitioners

By Kgomotso Ramotsho A social enterprise named Lady Liberty SA is seeking help from legal practitioners in South Africa (SA), to help in its mission to assist underprivileged women to […]

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People and practices – August 2018

Compiled by Shireen Mahomed Hogan Lovells in Johannesburg has three promotions and one new appointment. Livingston Leandy Inc in Durban has four new appointments. Stegmanns Inc in Pretoria has two […]

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Compensation orders in criminal proceedings

By John Ndlovu The Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 (the CPA), as amended, makes provision for the award of compensation to victims of crime, who have suffered damages because […]

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Termination of contracts with an indefinite term: South African courts’ approach

By Michelle Mudzviti The duration of a contract is often specified by an express provision, or it may be determined from the nature and purpose of the contract. However, there […]

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Diplomatic law: Legal proceedings against a foreign diplomat in a South African court

By Riaan de Jager In a previous article, I examined the purpose of immunity, the difference between state immunity and diplomatic immunity, identified the different types of immunity, as well […]

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