November 2016

A new home for legal practitioners: What’s in it for you?

On 1 February 2018 the Legal Profession in South Africa will enter a new era and will be regulated in terms of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 (LPA), […]

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Letters to the editor

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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Conference tackles issues facing SADC region

By Mapula Thebe The Southern African Development Community Lawyers’ Association (SADC LA) held its 17th annual conference and general meeting in Cape Town on 17 to 19 August. The well […]

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2016 review of the attorneys’ profession

By Mapula Thebe The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) in conjunction with LexisNexis conducted a national survey of the attorneys’ profession. Drawing comparisons against a 2014 survey, the survey […]

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Sunday Times successfully appealed Press Ombud’s ruling over ‘The tragic tale of a penniless SA millionaire’ article

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Sunday Times newspaper has emerged victorious, after appealing the decision that was taken by the Press Ombudsman, Johan Retief, on an article that was published on […]

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Litigation fund, now available in South Africa

By Kgomotso Ramotsho Individual litigants and law firms can now access litigation funding in South Africa (SA). This comes after the launch by the Jericho Litigation Fund, on 8 September […]

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Taking legal practice into the future

By Kgomotso Ramotsho On 26 and 27 September legal practitioners attended the practice management conference in Midrand. The theme of the conference was ‘Taking your practice into the future’, whereby […]

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First African lawyer to win IBA Pro Bono Award

By Kgomotso Ramotsho Webber Wentzel’s, Odette Geldenhuys, was named the Pro Bono Award 2016 winner, by the International Bar Association (IBA). She is the first lawyer on the African continent […]

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CTCAA holds education day

By Kim Pietersen On 27 August, the Cape Town Candidate Attorneys Association (CTCAA) committee spent its day at Maitland High School with dedicated pupils for its education day. Headed by […]

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Women in Law Dialogue

By Ricardo Wyngaard, Mapula Thebe and Kgomotso Ramotsho Female lawyers gathered for the Women in Law Dialogue in Johannesburg on 26 and 27 August for a rare opportunity to celebrate […]

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