May 2016

Guest editorial – A task team that dare not fail

The task team that must carry forward the resolutions of the high-level summit on Briefing Patterns in the Legal Profession has a critical and heavy burden on its figurative shoulders. […]

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Letters to the editor

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LSSA hosts summit on briefing patterns

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) held a summit on briefing patterns in the legal profession in Kempton Park on 31 March. Speakers at the summit […]

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Pro bono national stakeholder engagement

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The National Association of Democratic Lawyers (NADEL) recently held a national stakeholder engagement workshop to inform provincial dialogues on pro bono and community service. The workshop was […]

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SOGIE rights in the spotlight

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele  The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), the Justice Department and the Department of International Relations and Cooperation held a three-day seminar on finding practical solutions for […]

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Press Ombud finds unfair reporting against attorney

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele  The Press Ombudsman, Johan Retief, has found the Sunday Times in breach of s 1.1 of the Code of ethics and conduct for South African print and […]

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SAHRC celebrates 20 years of existence

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele  The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) recently held a national conference to commemorate 20 years of its existence. The conference was held in Midrand from 14 […]

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People and practices

Please note, in future issues, five or more people featured from one firm, in the same area, will have to submit a group photo. Please also note that De Rebus […]

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Notyesi and van Rensburg elected to lead Law Society of South Africa

Compiled by Barbara Whittle Mthatha attorney Mvuso Notyesi and Brits attorney Jan Janse van Rensburg were elected Co-chairpersons of the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) at its annual general […]

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Law Societies’ Presidents commit to a clean, ethical and responsive legal profession

Compiled by Barbara Whittle In a joint press release on 11 April, the presidents of the four statutory law societies – Ashraf Mahomed of the Cape Law Society; Lunga Peter […]

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