August 2020

BLA calls for transparency in distribution of legal work by banks

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Black Lawyers Association (BLA) has said in a statement that it rejects the commitments made by Standard Bank, Investec, First National Bank (FNB) and Nedbank, to […]

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State Attorney’s office to be reformed

By Kgomotso Ramotsho Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Ronald Lamola, said that one of his offices’ key priorities is to reform the State Attorney’s office. Minister Lamola announced that […]

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Rule change to enable online elections for the Legal Practitioners’ Fidelity Fund Board

On 24 July the Legal Practice Council (LPC) issued a notice in terms of s 95(5) of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 (LPA). The purpose of the notice […]

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Letters to the editor – August 2020

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 identities […]

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People and Practices – August 2020

Compiled by Shireen Mahomed Stowell & Co in Pietermaritzburg has appointed Rupert Edwardes as the Chairman. Mr Edwardes takes over Chairmanship from Rodney Trotter, whose career has spanned a period […]

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Lessons learned from law firm failures

Much has been written about the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic and other geo-political and macro-economic events may have on legal practice. As legal practitioners analyse the economic impact of […]

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COVID-19 impacting the workplace: Outlining retrenchments in good faith

Since the start of the lockdown, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many business owners have been tasked with taking difficult decisions for survival. Financial strain is at the top of […]

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When no means no – eliminating myths and stereotyping in the adjudication of sexual crimes

The law of sexual assault and legislative changes governing this section of the law has evolved considerably, but this does not mean that the results are being presented in the […]

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Customary marriages: The woman’s right to maintenance and property ownership

The focus on gender equality, in particular the rights of women in South African society, has come under the spotlight to the extent that amendments to current legislation is being […]

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Still waiting for an answer: Physician assisted suicide in South Africa

On 30 April 2015 the Gauteng Division of the High Court in Pretoria handed down the landmark judgment that allowed for a person to be assisted by a qualified medical […]

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