Issues

When does a real right to a half-share of immovable property vest in a spouse?

Fischer v Ubomi Ushishi Trading CC and Others 2019 (2) SA 117 (SCA) The issue before the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Fischer was whether a real right to […]

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Purchaser not obliged to make payment until recordal is complete

Amardien and Others v Registrar of Deeds and Others (Women’s Legal Trust Amicus Curiae) 2019 (2) BCLR 193 (CC) In the case of Amardien and Others v Registrar of Deeds […]

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New legislation – July 2019

Legislation published from 2 – 31 May 2019 Commencement of Acts Financial Sector Regulation Act 9 of 2017, ss 2(a) and (c), 3(c), 17, 20, 21(b), 24, 39 and 42. […]

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Employment law Update – Discrimination for false allegations of racism and insubordination

In Legal Aid South Africa v Mayisela and Others [2019] 5 BLLR 421 (LAC), the Labour Appeal Court (LAC) had to determine whether an employee’s dismissal for false allegations of […]

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Employment law Update – Limitations on awarding protected promotions

Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality and Another v SALGBC and Others (LC) (unreported case no JR369/15, 10-5-2019) (Whitcher J). Having worked for the applicant municipality for 15 years, during which time he […]

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What is the ‘voice of the child’ and why should we adhere to it?

The participation of a child in matters affecting them in a divorce or separation is mandatory according to the Children’s Act 38 of 2005 (the Children’s Act). The ‘best interest […]

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Recent articles and research – July 2019

By Meryl Federl Accessing articles from publishers For LexisNexis articles contact: customercare@lexisnexis.co.za for the publication details. For individual journal articles pricing and orders from Juta contact Philippa van Aardt at pvanaardt@juta.co.za. For journal […]

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LSSA News update – July 2019

By Nomfundo Jele Amendments to the rules regulating the conduct of court proceedings The rules regulating the conduct of the proceedings of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA), the High […]

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Proxi Smart applies to the Constitutional Court for leave to appeal

By Nomfundo Jele The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) notes that Proxi Smart has approached the Constitutional Court for leave to appeal the judgment by the High Court and […]

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Attorneys Development Fund holds a special meeting

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Attorneys Development Fund (ADF) held a Special General Meeting on 1 June in Johannesburg. The new Chairperson of the ADF, Mashudu Kutama, presented 2017 and 2018 […]

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