Issues

Women in Law Awards officially launched

  By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Women in Law Awards (WOZA) was officially launched in Cape Town on 28 February. According to a press statement released by WOZA, the awards are […]

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Do you have insurance for cybercrime?

The Legal Practitioners’ Indemnity Insurance Fund NPC (LPIIF) – previously named the Attorneys Insurance Indemnity Fund NPC – has since 1 July 2016 excluded insurance cover for cybercrime related claims. […]

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Letters to the editor – April 2019

PO Box 36626, Menlo Park 0102 Docex 82, Pretoria E-mail: derebus@derebus.org.za Fax (012) 362 0969 Letters are not published under noms de plume. However, letters from practising attorneys who make their identities […]

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Domain name disputes – a discussion of SAIIPL adjudicated disputes

In light of the recent dispute of the well-publicised case of African National Congress v Unwembi Communications (ZA2018-0350, 31-1-2019), it has become abundantly clear that the alternate dispute resolution (ADR) […]

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NCA s 129(1)(a) notice – a practical perspective on the interpretative challenge

The National Credit Act 34 of 2005 (NCA) in modern South Africa, has been the focus of many legal cases, mostly dealing with the interpretation of its meaning, one of […]

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The implications of giving informal legal advice

It is not uncommon that, on an informal basis, a legal practitioner would be asked for a view on a legal matter that a particular person is facing with at […]

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Muslim widows’ right to inherit renounced benefits from their husband’s estate

By Clement Marumoagae Historically, the South African public policy was crafted on Eurocentric ideals, which regarded everything that was not in line with western and Christian moral values as invalid […]

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A right to consular assistance: Some general observations

In June 2018, the media was abuzz about 51 young South Africans who had been detained by the authorities in China after having found themselves embroiled in a visa scam. […]

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Does SA have the required framework for mutual legal assistance and extradition?

By Mohammed Moolla It is generally accepted that once a crime has been committed, it should be investigated, the perpetrator should stand trial and on conviction be punished for their […]

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Determining the crime for concealment of birth

As an assessor in the High Court for approximately ten years after my formal retirement in 2010, the experience of confrontation with legal issues has exposed me to prosecutions and […]

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