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LPA changes: The new normal

2018 was an eventful year, the enactment of more sections of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 (LPA) that will change the landscape of the legal profession for years […]

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Letters to the editor – December 2018

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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Is the secondary role of the NCA preventing a South African financial crisis?

By Munozovepi Gwata In 2008 the world was shocked by what was considered by many, as the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. The 2008 economic crisis was detrimental […]

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Revisiting the term ‘community’ in the South African context

By Udo Richard Averweg and Professor Marcus Leaning The recent Land Claims Court (LCC) matter, Elambini Community and Others v Minister of Rural Development on Land Reform and Others (LCC) (unreported case no LCC88/2012, […]

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Citizenship dilemma: Denying identity numbers to children of permanent residency holders

By Nokuthula Ndlovu A ‘permanent resident’ is a ‘person having permanent residence status in terms of the Immigration Act’ (South    African Citizenship Act 88 of 1995). The Immigration Act 13 […]

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The expert witness and the art of listening

By Elise Burns-Hoffman There is a striking moment during the café scene in the movie Before Sunset (www.youtube.com, accessed 1-11-2018) in which the leading actress Julie Delpy, playing the role […]

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The law reports – December 2018

October 2018 (5) South African Law Reports (pp 323 – 660); September [2018] 3 All South African Law Reports (pp 409 – 743); 2018 (8) Butterworths Constitutional Law Reports – […]

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To prove or not to prove? Novus actus interveniens in third-party claims

Van der Merwe v RAF (GP) (unreported case no 42358/15, 16-3-2018) (Ranchod J) By Tshepo Mashile Novus actus interveniens is a Latin legal phrase, which describes an important principle in criminal […]

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‘Mlungu’ vs ‘Boer’ – context is everything

National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa obo Simons and Others v National Glass Distributors [2015] 11 BALR 1137 (MEIBC) and Duncanmec (Pty) Ltd v Gaylard NO and Others (CC) […]

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How to deal with the legal forms in a parenting plan and the Family Advocate’s requirements with child participation

By Chris Maree Parenting plans are a child focused alternative dispute resolution process mandated by legislation, to assist the holders of parental responsibilities and rights to coordinate and regulate the […]

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