Issues

Checklist for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Appeal

By Sechaba Mohapi It is trite that an automatic right to appeal no longer exists, especially in the High Courts. The current legal position is that parties wishing to appeal […]

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LSSA and GCB seek extension in hope of making uniform submissions on Legal Practice Bill

By Barbara Whittle At a meeting in Johannesburg on 7 July 2012, the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) Manco and the executive of the General Council of the Bar […]

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LSSA labels planning profession rules unconstitutional, anti-competitive and against public interest

By Barbara Whittle In responding to a notice issued by the South African Council for Planners for comments on the revised rules and regulations for the planning profession under s […]

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CLA President and Secretary-General join Local Organising Committee to plan CLC2013

By Barbara Whittle Nigerian lawyer Boma Ozobia, President of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA), and Claire Martin, CLA Secretary-General, joined the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the Commonwealth Law Conference […]

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LSSA Synergy Link empowerment and mentorship initiative launched

By Barbara Whittle Webber Wentzel links to Malefo Attorneys in pilot link The Law Society of South Africa’s (LSSA’s) Synergy Link initiative was officially launched in June this year when […]

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The Consumer Protection Act in the medical setting

By Kim Hawkey The Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 (CPA), medical experts in court and malpractice in psychiatry and psychology were the topics of a recent seminar hosted by the […]

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Cape Town Candidate Attorneys Association annual auction

The Cape Town Candidate Attorneys Association (CTCAA) held its annual auction in June 2012. This year a portion of the proceeds will be used to provide sporting gear and equipment […]

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An African perspective on human rights and business

By Nomfundo Manyathi Pan-African non-governmental organisation Africa Legal Aid (Afla) and Johannesburg law firm Webber Wentzel partnered to host a recent human rights and business conference, which took place in Johannesburg […]

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Justice Department briefs portfolio committee on Legal Practice Bill

By Nomfundo Manyathi Shortly after the Legal Practice Bill (B20 of 2012) (the Bill) was introduced in parliament at the end of May, the Justice Department provided an overview of the […]

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Concerns about quality of LLB degree

By Nomfundo Manyathi A recent study conducted by financial services provider PPS has confirmed previously raised concerns that the current LLB degree does not sufficiently prepare graduates for a career […]

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