Issues

Free legal advice at Women’s Day focus event

By Nomfundo Manyathi Non-governmental organisation ProBono.Org held a Women’s Day focus event on 14 August at the Women’s Jail at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg. More than 60 women attended the […]

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Labour law challenges highlighted at conference

By Nomfundo Manyathi ‘Decent work in a sustainable workplace’ was the theme of the 25th Annual Labour Law Conference, which took place from 1 to 3 August in Johannesburg. Topics covered […]

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SA attorneys head to London for training

By Nomfundo Manyathi Nombulelo Beauchamp and Deon Nel are two of 20 lawyers that have been chosen to participate in this year’s three-month International Lawyers for Africa (ILFA) training programme. […]

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Gender equality Act on the cards

By Nomfundo Manyathi The Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities, Lulu Xingwana, recently announced that the Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Bill would be tabled before cabinet during […]

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Aspirant judges training

By Nomfundo Manyathi The South African Judicial Education Institute (SAJEI) held a three-day training programme for aspirant judges from 9 to 11 July in Magaliesburg, Gauteng. The training was attended by […]

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Impact of the Legal Practice Bill

By Kim Hawkey The impact of the Legal Practice Bill (B20 of 2012) was the topic of a forum hosted by financial services provider PPS in Johannesburg in late July. Retired […]

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New human rights hub

By Nomfundo Manyathi The recently launched Oxford Human Rights Hub aims to bring together human rights researchers, practitioners and policymakers from across the globe. The hub is based at Oxford […]

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Statistics reflect pace of transformation in the attorneys’ profession

By Nomfundo Manyathi A statistics report recently released by the Law Society of South Africa’s Legal Education and Development (LEAD) division provides insight into the transformation the legal profession has undergone […]

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On par?

By Kim Hawkey – Editor Two recent High Court decisions, when read with the Legal Practice Bill (B20 of 2012), may signify a judicial and a legislative intention to level […]

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Distortion of the law

A comment on the SCA judgment in FirstRand Bank Ltd v National Lotteries Board 2008 (4) SA 548 (SCA) By Joe Louw During March 2008 the Supreme Court of Appeal […]

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