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New property owners not liable for historical debt

On 29 August the Constitutional Court (CC) handed down a unanimous judgment, which affirms that new property owners are not responsible for settling municipal debt accumulated by previous owners. In […]

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Society should play a role in women empowerment

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The South African Chapter of International Association of Women Judges (SAC-IAWJ), held its 13th Annual Conference in Polokwane. The conference themed ‘Wrap the wide arms of the […]

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The law reports – October 2017

August 2017 (4) South African Law Reports (pp 341 – 677); [2016] 4 All South African Law Reports November (pp 299 – 664); July [2017] 3 All South African Law […]

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Opportunity to comment on medico-legal claims system

Amidst recent controversial media reports on medico-legal claims, the South African Law Reform Commission (SALRC) recently released Issue Paper 33, which is the first document to be published during the […]

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Ways to curb expert bias

By Dr Izette Knoetze-le Roux The expert’s function, is an exceptional one: To provide assistance to courts in cases where the court is unable to, because of lack of specialised […]

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The law reports – September 2017

July 2017 (4) South African Law Reports (pp 1 – 339); [2017] 1 All South African Law Reports January (pp 1 – 312); [2017] 2 All South African Law Reports […]

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Dialogue on the International Arbitration Bill

The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services has invited interested persons and stakeholders to submit written submissions on the International Arbitration Bill B10 of 2017. Once enacted, the International […]

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Experiences as a mentor for the LEAD SA/Irish Rule of Law Mentorship Programme

By Ian Jacobsberg I had the privilege of acting as mentor for the Commercial Law Programme run jointly by the Law Society of South Africa’s (LSSA) Legal Education and Development […]

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The law reports – August 2017

June 2017 (3) South African Law Reports (pp 335 – 666); May [2017] 2 All South African Law Reports (pp 335 – 676); 2017 (3) Butterworths Constitutional Law Reports – […]

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Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Act gazetted

A number of sections of the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Act 1 of 2017 (the Amendment Act) were gazetted recently. The Amendment Act was signed into law by President Jacob […]

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