Issues

Rescission of a tax ‘judgment’

By Fareed Moosa The Income Tax Act 58 of 1962 and the Value-Added Tax Act 89 of 1991 (VAT Act) impose on taxpayers a liability to the fiscus on the […]

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Recovery of overpaid salaries – what’s fair?

By Brenda Wardle Questions are frequently asked about the correctness and constitutionality of deductions made by an employer following erroneous payments of salaries and/or benefits and, in the case of […]

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‘Divorce’ of cohabitees: Can pension benefits be shared?

By Deborah Escott-Watson It is becoming increasingly common for people to eschew the traditional concept of marriage and instead opt to cohabit without getting married. As the Domestic Partnership Bill […]

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Attorneys tackle corruption

By Barbara Whittle As part of an international anti-corruption strategy for the legal profession, attorneys attended workshops in Johannesburg and Durban where international and local speakers analysed the international anti-corruption framework, […]

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LSSA Immigration and Refugee Committee meets with SAQA

By Barbara Whittle In February, members of the LSSA’s Immigration and Refugee Law Committee met representatives from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) to discuss – training as part of […]

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Practice management training: Exemption and extension

By Barbara Whittle The Law Society of South Africa and its training division, Legal Education and Development (LEAD), have been approached with queries from attorneys wishing to apply for extensions […]

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Profession raises its voice against State Information Bill

By Barbara Whittle Attorneys throughout the country recently made their voices heard at public hearings on the Protection of State Information Bill (B6 of 2010). The hearings were held by […]

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145 small claims courts needed

By Nomfundo Manyathi The Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, Andries Nel, officially opened a small claims court (SCC) in Balfour in Mpumalanga on 17 February. The court is dedicated […]

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Commercial dispute settlement centre opened

By Nomfundo Manyathi In response to a growing demand for alternative dispute resolution, the Cape Chamber of Commerce recently launched the African Commercial Dispute Settlement Centre. The centre will provide […]

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SADC law society directors discuss human rights monitoring and other common issues

By Kim Hawkey Chief executive officers and directors of a number of law societies in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region recently met in Johannesburg to discuss issues of concern […]

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