Issues

New constitution on the cards for South Sudan

By Nomfundo Manyathi A delegation of legal practitioners from South Sudan recently visited the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) on a study tour. South Sudan is currently in the […]

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Promoting a just society through law

By Nomfundo Manyathi The University of South Africa (Unisa) Law Clinic launched three community outreach programmes in Pretoria on 29 March. The outreach programmes consist of the establishment of moot court […]

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Sawla celebrates women icons

By Nomfundo Manyathi The South African Women Lawyers’ Association (Sawla) held its fourth annual general meeting in Stellenbosch on 31 March. The AGM was preceded with an ‘icons dinner’ at which […]

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Attorneys and advocates must resolve differences

By Kim Hawkey – Editor At the Law Society of South Africa’s (LSSA’s) annual general meeting held at the end of March, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng called on attorneys and […]

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Certainty in mining legislation needed

By Michael Karp Section 35 of the Diamonds Act 56 of 1986 and s 11 of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act 28 of 2002 (MPRDA) deal with similar […]

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Criminal Procedure Handbook

By JJ Joubert (ed) Cape Town: Juta Law (2011) 10th vedition Price: R490 (incl VAT) 520 pages (soft cover) The Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 (CPA) has always been […]

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It is all systems go for the Attorneys Development Fund

By Chesley Mnisi Let me introduce the Attorneys Development Fund (ADF) with a quote from Martin Luther King Jr, who once said: ‘The time is always right to do what […]

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Employment law update – Right to an increase?

By Talita Laubscher The applicant in Farhana v Open Learning Systems Education Trust [2012] 1 BLLR 48 (LC) instituted two claims in the Labour Court. The first related to an […]

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The law reports – April 2012

David Matlala BProc (University of the North) LLB (Wits) LLM (UCT) LLM (Harvard) HDip Tax Law (Wits) is an adjunct professor of law at the University of Fort Hare. February […]

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Copyright in computer programmes – The need for law reform

By Linda Muswaka The Copyright Act 98 of 1978 (the Act) grants the copyright owner of computer programmes the right to make or authorise the making of an adaptation of […]

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