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Are you a ‘professional’ legal practitioner?

By Emmie de Kock Do you like family photos that include at least three generations? Is it not interesting to see how different your grandfather is dressed from your father? […]

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The importance of developing internal controls in legal practices

By Thomas Harban The statistics received from the Attorneys Fidelity Fund (the Fund) indicate that as at 31 May the Fund had 1 166 contingent claims on record with a […]

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The right to fair refugee status determination procedures

By Lesirela Letsebe The Constitution grants everyone the right to human dignity, life and freedom and security of the person under ss 10, 11 and 12(1). The protections under s […]

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Prescription of claims based on bill of costs

By Regomoditswe Confort Marakalla This article discusses the law relating to the taxation of a bill of costs. In particular, it reflects on whether or not a successful party’s claim […]

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Retirement benefit payments used for child maintenance

By Clement Marumoagae Child maintenance is a common law duty entrusted on each parent in line with their relative means and circumstances and the needs of the child from time […]

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Are your hands tied when it comes to cyber harassment?

By Amanda Manyame With the dawn of social media and the increased use of digital mediums for communication, a number of unwelcome negativities came along, such as – cyberbullying; cyberstalking; […]

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Anti-money laundering: National Treasury’s proposal to establish and lead an inter-departmental committee

By Nkateko Nkhwashu The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an inter-governmental body that sets policies to counter money laundering and terrorist financing. It implores its member countries to strive […]

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Factors to be considered when making costs awards in labour matters

By Deon Mouton The Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 (LRA) states that a commissioner may make a costs order in accordance with the requirements of law and fairness, in […]

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The effect of non-compliance with federal constitutions

De Lille v Democratic Alliance and Others (WCC) (unreported case no 7882/18, 27-6-2018) (Le Grange J, Mantame J and Sher J) By Staci Jacobs On 27 June, the Western Cape […]

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Business e-mail compromise: Attorneys’ liability

By the Law Society of South Africa’s Cybersecurity helpdesk – Anthony Pillay This is the first in a series of articles addressing the legal obligation to establish and maintain proper […]

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