Issues

Legality of paying a gratuity to non-striking employees

By Clement Marumoagae The right to strike is a fundamental right enshrined in the Constitution and regulated by the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 (LRA). The LRA regulates the […]

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Business rescue practitioners: What role for the legal profession?

By Richard Bradstreet It has been just over a year since the Companies Act 71 of 2008 came into force and companies still appear to be finding their feet with […]

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Guidelines for writing in plain language

By Michele van Eck Writing in plain language means using language that is clear, effective and understandable to the reader. It is understood by the reader the first time around […]

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The new face and voice of the legal profession – the LSSA Young Lawyers forum – gains momentum

By Barbara Whittle Meetings for young lawyers interested in participating in the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) Young Lawyers forum will be held in main cities throughout the country […]

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LSSA Synergy Link welcomes commitment of ‘transferring’ firms to the profession’s empowerment initiative

By Barbara Whittle Several attorneys’ firms have responded to the call from the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) to join its empowerment initiative – the LSSA Synergy Link. At […]

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LSSA resource documents

By Barbara Whittle The following resource documents are available on the LSSA website at www.LSSA.org.za: An Introduction to Cloud Computing: Legal Implications for South African Law Firms (May 2012). Management […]

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Last chance to register to participate in the National Wills Week from 17 to 21 September 2012

By Barbara Whittle Although registrations to participate in this year’s National Wills Week closed in June, last minute registrations can be submitted before mid-July by registering on the Wills Week […]

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LSSA Task Team interrogates Legal Practice Bill and plans to meet with advocates on way forward

By Barbara Whittle The publication of the long-awaited Legal Practice Bill was announced by Justice Minister Jeff Radebe during his budget vote address in mid-May and was published that same […]

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Greater information protection on its way

By Nomfundo Manyathi On 17 May 2012 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) held a media briefing in Johannesburg to discuss the Protection of Personal Information Bill (B9 of 2009), which is likely to be […]

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South African child law expert receives global award

By Nomfundo Manyathi Director of the Centre for Child Law at the University of Pretoria, Professor Ann Skelton, received an honorary award from the World’s Children’s Prize Foundation at a […]

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