Issues

Social media challenges for the legal profession

By Nomfundo Manyathi The International Bar Association (IBA) has published a report titled ‘The impact of online social networking on the legal profession and practice’, which examines the role of social […]

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Information Bill’s impact on courts requires proper scrutiny

By Kim Hawkey – editor Despite receiving much publicity over the past few months, one aspect of the controversial Protection of State Information Bill (B6 of 2010) has not received […]

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The Protection of State Information Bill: Is the ‘liberator’ crossing the floor?

By Lesirela Letsebe The democratic South African government has aroused a huge outcry by introducing the Protection of State Information Bill (B6 of 2010), which some media have likened to […]

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Lexinfo InfoPack: Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008

By Kim Hawkey The Lexinfo InfoPack: Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 is a bibliography in electronic format containing a comprehensive list of references relating to the Consumer Protection Act […]

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Employment law update – A second bite at the proverbial cherry

Gauteng Shared Services Centre v Titus Sello Ditsamai (LAC) (unreported case no JA44/09, 7-12-2011) (Davis JA) By Moksha Naidoo In the case of MEC, Department of Education, KwaZulu-Natal v Khumalo […]

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Employment law update – Appeals against exception rulings

By Talita Laubscher The applicant in Charlton v Parliament of the RSA [2011] 12 BLLR 1143 (SCA) was employed as the chief financial officer of parliament, which position he held […]

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Taxation of capital distributions to change yet again

By Barry Ger Since 1 October 2001 the sale of shares in a company held as capital assets may attract capital gains tax (CGT) if the proceeds from those shares […]

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When a beneficiary predeceases a life insurance policy holder

PPS Insurance Company Ltd and Others v Mkhabela (SCA) (unreported case no 159/2011,14-11-2011) (Cachalia JA) By Dwight Buys The life assured is the person whose life is insured under a […]

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The law reports – March 2012

Heinrich Shulze BLC LLB (UP) LLD (Unisa) is a professor of law at Unisa. January 2012 (1) The South African Law Reports (pp 1 – 318); [2011] 4 The All […]

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Choosing the right expert in a medical negligence case

‘How do you ensure that the opinion of your expert is favourably considered?’ By Maud Letzler As the sun sets on personal injury law as we know it in South […]

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