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The war against corruption discussed at LSSA conference – day 2

By Mapula Sedutla and Kgomotso Ramotsho On the second day of the the Law Society of South Africa’s (LSSA’s) annual conference in Pretoria, topical issues were discussed once again. Below […]

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The war against corruption discussed at LSSA conference – day 1

By Mapula Sedutla and Kgomotso Ramotsho The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) held a two-day conference in March. The conference, held in Pretoria, discussed topical issues the legal profession […]

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Time to change the LLB degree?

The LLB degree and its efficacy to produce suitable candidate legal practitioners has sparked a lot of discussion in the legal profession. The profession has widely expressed concern over the […]

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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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The law reports – July 2019

May 2019 (3) South African Law Reports (pp 1 – 339); [2019] 2 All South African Law Reports April (pp 1 – 305) This column discusses judgments as and when […]

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The new head of the Investigating Directorate introduced

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP), advocate Shamila Batohi, introduced the new head of the Investigating Directorate in the office of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), […]

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Have your say on legal costs

In the March editorial ‘Show me the money: A discussion on access to justice v legal fees’ in 2019 (March) DR 3, I wrote a report on a meeting that […]

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The law reports – June 2019

April 2019 (2) South African Law Reports (pp 329 – 658); February [2019] 1 All South African Law Reports (pp 291 – 584); March [2019] 1 All South African Law […]

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LLB graduates from private institutions are qualified to enter professional legal practice

Independent Institute of Education (Pty) Ltd v The KwaZulu-Natal Law Society and Others (KZP) (unreported case no 9090/18, 22-2-2019) (Sibiya AJ) In this significant judgment, the applicant was the Independent […]

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Inaugural meeting of the LSSA’s House of Constituents

By Nomfundo Jele The control of the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) vests in the House of Constituents (HoC). The HoC as the governance structure, determines the policies, strategy […]

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