Issues

The National Credit Act and s 74 administration orders

By Lebo Raborife-Nchabeleng Administration orders are regulated by ss 74, 74A to 74W of the Magistrates’ Courts Act 32 of 1944. Section 74 provides that an administration order can be […]

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Overview of the Legal Practice Bill

By Kim Hawkey The Legal Practice Bill (B20 of 2012), which has been in the pipeline for more than a decade, is one step closer to implementation after Justice Minister […]

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Q & A with the Director of the Justice Department’s Gender Directorate, Ntibidi Rampete

The Gender Directorate at the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (the department) was established in March 1997. The directorate’s staff is made up of one director, two deputy directors, […]

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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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