October 2020

JAA discusses the future of the law practice in the digital world at AGM

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Johannesburg Attorneys Association (JAA) held its annual general meeting (AGM) on 10 September 2020. The AGM was held online due the COVID-19 pandemic under the theme […]

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People and practices – October 2020

Compiled by Shireen Mahomed Garlicke & Bousfield Inc in La Lucia Ridge has appointed Keegan Duggan as an associate in the estates and trust department.   Cox Yeats in Johannesburg […]

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South African Board of Sheriffs takes matters of corruption seriously

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The South African Board for Sheriffs (SABFS) held a virtual Imbizo on 4 September 2020, under the theme: ‘Keeping the wheels of justice turning despite COVID-19’. While […]

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Three new Bills to curb gender-based violence

In his penned open letter to the country, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that three new Bills have been introduced in Parliament. The Bills have been introduced in an effort to […]

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LPIIF claim statistics

The 2020/2021 Legal Practitioners’ Indemnity Insurance Fund NPC (LPIIF) scheme year commenced on 1 July. The team at the LPIIF thought that this would be an opportune time to give […]

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Jurisdiction of the CCMA to adjudicate disputes between DIRCO and locally recruited personnel employed at South African diplomatic and consular missions abroad

At South Africa’s (SA) more than 120 diplomatic and consular missions (missions) abroad, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) employs both career diplomats and locally recruited personnel (ie, […]

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Life through the lens of a candidate legal practitioner

The journey of a candidate legal practitioner is not as glamourous and exhilarating as perceived or envisioned from undergoing vacation work experience or shadowing an experienced legal practitioner for a […]

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Understanding the legal risks associated with artificial intelligence

This article introduces the fourth industrial revolution philosophically, exploring the application of innovation and automation in broad terms. At its core, artificial intelligence (AI) is the science of teaching computers […]

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Introducing the bride – when is a customary marriage deemed to have been condoned by the families?

One of the main aims of the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act 120 of 1998 (the RCMA), is to specify the requirements of a valid customary marriage. Section 1 of […]

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Finding legal support in an overused term: Reconsidering the term ‘community’

In our earlier article ‘Revisiting the term “community” in the South African context’ 2018 (Dec) DR 18, we offered an account of the term ‘community’ in Western society and argued […]

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