Issues

2012 SAIIPL council

The 2012 council of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) was elected late last year. It consists of: Back, from left: Colin Mackenzie (vice-president), Marie-Louise Grobler (executive […]

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Alexandra community benefits from constitutional law and human rights training

By Nomfundo Manyathi Fourteen Alexandra community members have graduated after completing a five-month programme on constitutional law and human rights. The graduation ceremony was held at law firm ENS’s pro […]

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Creating well-rounded law graduates

By Kim Hawkey – Editor As debates continue about the fate of the four-year LLB degree (see p 8), it is opportune to consider whether law graduates are being adequately […]

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Transformation of the judicial system

By Victor Dercksen In any scientific research, it is a sine qua non that there must be absolute agreement in respect of the keywords relating to the subject postulated. If […]

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Ubuntu, Good Faith and Equity: Flexible Legal Principles in Developing a Contemporary Jurisprudence

By Frank Diedrich (ed) Cape Town: Juta Law (2011) 1st edition Price: R 125 (incl VAT) 168 pages (soft cover) This publication is a welcome addition to the scant literature […]

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Employment law update – Employer seeking order of specific performance

Johnson Matthey (Pty) Ltd v Numsa and Others (LC) (unreported case no J515/2011, 24-4-12) (Gush J) By Moksha Naidoo In terms of an arbitration award, the applicant employer, Johnson, was […]

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Employment law update – Rescission

By Talita Laubscher In Builders Trade Depot v CCMA and Others [2012] 4 BLLR 343 (LC) the fourth respondent employee, Naidoo, was dismissed on 1 December 2009 for drinking on […]

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Good news for vendors purchasing properties from non-vendors

By Francois Joubert and Maryke Ungerer Recent changes in tax law have brought good news for value added tax (VAT) vendors who purchase fixed property from non-vendors: A greater benefit […]

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The law reports – July 2012

Heinrich Schulze BLC LLB (UP) LLD (Unisa) is a professor of law at Unisa. May 2012 (3) The South African Law Reports (pp 1 – 324); [2012] 2 The All […]

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Does the law provide for punishment in sexual offence cases?

Director of Public Prosecutions, Western Cape v Prins (WCC) (unreported case no A134/08, 11-5-2012) (Blignault J) * By Rodger Mareume On 11 May 2012 the full Bench of the Western […]

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