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Tips to CV writing

By Rozaan Roberts  Your CV is usually your only chance of landing a preferred job by a top employer. Within this, you stand a chance of not even being invited […]

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Support services available to legal practitioners

Legal practitioners face multiple challenges and competing (over and above the sometimes conflicting) interests on a daily basis. If not appropriately managed, the process of balancing the various challenges and […]

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Should disability grants be deducted from loss of earnings claims against the RAF?

South African courts have dealt with the question of whether disability grants should be deducted from loss of earnings claims against the Road Accident Fund (RAF) on three occasions. On […]

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You have been served: An update on service of referrals to the CCMA on foreign defendants

In December 2017, De Rebus published an article on the service of legal process on foreign states and intergovernmental organisations (see Riaan de Jager ‘Diplomatic law: Service of process on […]

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Moving towards a guilt-free divorce

Before the Divorce Act 70 of 1979 (the Divorce Act) was promulgated, the grounds of divorce in South Africa (SA) were – malicious desertion; adultery; incurable mental illness; and imprisonment […]

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Employees be aware: A discussion

Steenkamp and Others v Edcon Ltd (CC) (unreported case no CCT29/18, 30-4-2019) (Basson AJ (Mogoeng CJ, Cameron J, Dlodlo AJ, Froneman J, Goliath AJ, Khampepe J, Mhlantla J, Petse AJ […]

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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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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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Makate v Vodacom: Intellectual property in mist of a contractual dispute

The case between Makate and Vodacom (Makate v Vodacom Ltd 2016 (4) SA 121 (CC)) is mostly categorised as a contractual dispute. The case stems from an oral agreement, for […]

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