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BRICS Legal Forum – uniting against separatism

By Claire Kotze   The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) hosted the fifth BRICS Legal Forum in Cape Town in August. Leaders and members of the LSSA, the Brazilian […]

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BRICS Legal Forum: An opportunity for legal cooperation through unity and diversity

By Mapula Sedutla The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) hosted the fifth BRICS Legal Forum conference, which was held in August in Cape Town. The conference was a melting […]

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High litigation costs deprive the poor access to justice

By Kgomotso Ramotsho Deputy Judge President of the Local Division of the High Court in Johannesburg, Phineas Mojapelo, said the cost of litigation is depriving the poor from access to […]

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South Africa needs a tax system that represent taxpayers

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The 2018 Tax Indaba was held from 10 to 14 September in Johannesburg. Keynote speaker and former Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene, said tax revenue is critical […]

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Fraud syndicates use public data to access their victim’s details

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Fiduciary Institute of Southern Africa (FISA) held its eighth annual conference themed ‘Privacy, protection and disclosure in an online world.’ The conference was held in Johannesburg […]

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Department of Justice supports Wills Week

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) held its annual National Wills Week from 17 to 21 September. Wills Week affords South Africans the opportunity to have […]

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Contemporary challenges facing law clinics

By Stephan van der Merwe The Stellenbosch University Law Clinic (SULC) held a conference in July discussing the contemporary challenges facing South African university law clinics. Before the conference began, […]

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LSSA calls on practitioners to support the Legal Practice Council

By Barbara Whittle On 8 October, at a press conference in Pretoria, the National Forum on the Legal Profession (NF) announced the results of the first election for council members […]

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LSSA will continue after implementation of Legal Practice Act

By Barbara Whittle With the imminent implementation of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014, expected to come into operation on 31 October, the four statutory provincial law societies held […]

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LSSA welcomes transparent panel process for appointment of NDPP

By Barbara Whittle In October, the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) commended President Cyril Ramaphosa for setting up a panel of independent legal organisations to identify a suitable, fit […]

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