Issues

SA attorneys to benefit from Irish partnership

By Nomfundo Manyathi The Law Society of South Africa’s Legal Education and Development (LEAD) division, in conjunction with Irish Rule of Law International and Irish Aid, is facilitating an intensive commercial […]

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Bills to be prioritised

By Mapula Sedutla The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development has prioritised a number of Bills in its strategic plan for 2012/13. These Bills were highlighted by Justice Minister Jeff […]

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Two attorneys recommended to fill vacancies on the Bench

By Nomfundo Manyathi The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has recommended two attorneys to fill vacancies on the Bench in its latest list of recommendations to President Jacob Zuma. The JSC held […]

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No-fee school comes out tops in moot court competition

By Nomfundo Manyathi Students at a no-fee, rural school in Limpopo have beaten teams from 35 other schools to win the second annual national schools moot court competition. Knowledge Dzumba […]

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Legal fraternity mourns death of former LSSA co-chairperson

By Nomfundo Manyathi The legal fraternity is mourning the loss of Durban attorney Edward Mvuseni Ngubane, who died on 12 May 2012. Mr Ngubane (54) was a former co-chairperson of […]

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Nigerian lawyer awarded 2012 IBA Outstanding International Woman Lawyer Award

The International Bar Association (IBA) Women Lawyers’ Interest Group has awarded Chief Olufolake Solanke, senior advocate of Nigeria, the 2012 IBA Outstanding International Woman Lawyer Award. The award, given in […]

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Never too old to learn

By Nomfundo Manyathi Three students undergoing postgraduate legal training are proof that one is never too old to learn. All three students are enrolled at the School for Legal Practice […]

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Prosecutor attacks a threat to democracy

By Kim Hawkey – Editor Last month the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) and the General Council of the Bar (GCB) spoke out against recent attacks on prosecutors and […]

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Employment law update – Unprotected strike – third party’s right to apply for an interdict

South African Post Office Ltd v Tas Appointment and Management Services CC and Others (LC) (unreported case no J112/12, 13-2-2012) (Lagrange J) By Moksha Naidoo The issue for decision in […]

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Employment law update – Retrenchment

By Talita Laubscher The applicant in Naidoo v MB Technologies (Pty) Ltd and Others [2012] 2 BLLR 191 (LC) contended that she was unfairly discriminated against on the basis of […]

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