Issues

Paying a small claims court judgment debt in instalments

By Fareed Moosa In First Rand Bank Ltd v Maleke and Three Similar Cases 2010 (1) SA 143 (GSJ) the court commented, with reference to s 73 of the Magistrates’ […]

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Testators should be careful what they wish for

By Edrick Roux It was Sun Tzu who said: ‘[A] wise general in his deliberations must consider both favourable and unfavourable factors. By taking into account the favourable factors, he […]

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Q & A with Public Protector Thuli Madonsela – Part two

Last month De Rebus published the first part of a question and answer feature with Public Protector Thuli Madonsela by news editor Nomfundo Manyathi (2012 (Aug) DR 28). Ms Manyathi […]

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Legal burden on athletes who test positive

By David van Niekerk While the average South African may not be aware of the intricacies of all laws in South Africa, when queried about the intricate sporting tactics of […]

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Levelling the playing field

Attorneys’ fees for court appearances By Kim Hawkey The Right of Appearance in Courts Act 62 of 1995 conferred on attorneys the right of appearance in the Constitutional Court and […]

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Right of attorneys to appear in court: What rights have been extended?

By Vuyo Mkwibiso The Right of Appearance in Courts Act 62 of 1995 (the Act) was enacted inter alia to regulate and extend the right of attorneys to appear in […]

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Legal Practice Bill update

By Barbara Whittle The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Constitutional Development granted an extension to the deadline for written comments on the Legal Practice Bill (LPB) past the original date […]

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Practice management training: Exemptions and extensions

By Nic Swart and Praveen Sham The Law Society of South Africa’s (LSSA’s) Legal Education and Development (LEAD) division offers a six-month practice management training course for admitted attorneys. This […]

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LSSA tells parliament the RAF (Transitional Provisions) Bill perpetuates discrimination against certain persons

By Barbara Whittle The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) was invited to make oral submissions to the Portfolio Committee on Transport on the Road Accident Fund (Transitional Provisions) Bill […]

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Gauteng High Courts receive WiFi

By Nomfundo Manyathi Legal practitioners and visitors are now able to access free WiFi at the North and South Gauteng High Courts. LexisNexis in partnership with Law Credit launched the free […]

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