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The voetstoots clause – should latent defects be disclosed in property sales?

By Madeleine Truter Many disputes have arisen from the fact that purchasers and sellers of property do not understand what the voetstoots clause means. The term voetstoots is a Dutch word, […]

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The law reports – July 2017

May 2017 (3) South African Law Reports (pp 1 – 333); [2016] 1 All South African Law Reports March (pp 629 – 882); [2017] 1 All South African Law Reports […]

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CHE releases full LLB review

The Council on Higher Education (CHE) has released the full report on the National Review of the Bachelor of Laws programme. The 358 page report, which was circulated by Parliament, […]

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The state of the profession discussed at LSSA AGM

By Mapula Sedutla The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) held its annual general meeting (AGM) on 21 and 22 April in Port Elizabeth under the theme: ‘The state of […]

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The law reports – June 2017

April 2017 (2) South African Law Reports (pp 337 – 684); November [2016] 4 All South African Law Reports (pp 299 – 664); January [2017] All South African Law Reports […]

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Legal education in crisis?

  The Council for Higher Education (CHE) released its outcomes of the National Review of the LLB qualification in April. The document sites four universities who were issued with a […]

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Legal practitioners fighting for constitutional democracy

By Paul Hoffman SC At the most recent KwaZulu-Natal Law Society annual general meeting the guest speaker was former President Kgalema Motlanthe. In the article, ‘Role of lawyers in a […]

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The law reports – May 2017

March 2017 (2) South African Law Reports (pp 1 – 335); [2017] 1 All South African Law Reports December (pp 313 – 667); 2017 (4) Butterworths Constitutional Law Reports – […]

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Future of the LSSA discussed

On 16 March, councillors of the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) attended a special council meeting to discuss the role of the organisation post the full enactment of the […]

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The doctrine of precedent and the value of s 39(2) of the Constitution

By Bayethe Maswazi The principle of stare decisis is a juridical command to the courts to respect decision already made in a given area of the law. The practical application […]

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