January/February 2018

Namibian Law Society Director heads IILACE

By Barbara Whittle The President of the International Institute of Law Association Chief Executives (IILACE), Cord Brügmann, announced that effective 1 February, Director of the Law Society of Namibia, Retha […]

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People and practices – January/February 2018

Compiled by Shireen Mahomed Clyde & Co has three new appointments. Gildenhuys Malatji in Pretoria has four new appointments and one promotion. Hogan Lovells in Johannesburg has one appointment. This […]

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The ABC of trust audits  

By the Practitioner Support Unit of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund The funds in an attorney’s trust account are susceptible to theft, misuse and/or fraudulent activities. Due to these inherent risks, […]

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Large law firms v small law firms

By Emmie de Kock If you are looking for a romantic partner, you usually have a list of criteria with the qualities you want the person to have. Such a […]

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CIPC to introduce Substantive Search and Examination

By Bheki Zulu, Maanda Phosiwa, Mehluli Ncube The much anticipated draft Intellectual Property (IP) Policy has been published by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). The draft IP Policy […]

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Dismissed by a foreign diplomatic mission: Are South African locally recruited employees without an effective remedy?

By Riaan de Jager Imagine being approached for advice by Ms X, a locally recruited secretary of the Ambassador of Argentina, or by Mr Y, the chauffeur of the Executive […]

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Reconsidering final judgments – the injustice in justice

By Ndivhuwo Ishmel Moleya It is widely accepted that there is no such thing as a perfect justice system. Court decisions are not entirely faultless, just as judges are not […]

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Renunciation of benefits from a will: Who is a ‘spouse’?

By Dr Fareed Moosa From time to time testamentary heirs renounce the benefits conferred by a testator in a last will and testament. When this occurs, s 2C(1) of the […]

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Training obligations in terms of FICA

  By Nkateko Nkhwashu The Financial Intelligence Centre Act 38 of 2001 (FICA) came into effect in 2002. FICA, among others, made provision for the training of employees of accountable […]

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Dangers inherent in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

  By Jason de Mink Cryptocurrencies are not illegal per se and are regularly utilised by consumers to perform highly secure and rapid funds transfers across national borders without being […]

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