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Restraint of trade – duress

Thomas NO and Others v Christians and Another (FB) (unreported case no 2177/2019, 28-6-2019) (Mhlambi J) In the case of Thomas, the respondent raised the defence of duress when the […]

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The primary purpose of s 41 of the Attorneys Act is to protect the public

NW Civil Contractors CC v Anton Ramaano Inc and Another (SCA) (unreported case no 1076/2018 and 1024/2018, 14-10-2019) (Ponnan JA (Swain, Zondi, and Mocumie JJA and Dolamo AJA concurring)) In […]

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New legislation – December 2019

Legislation published from 1 – 30 October 2019 Promulgation of Acts Electronic Deeds Registration Systems Act 19 of 2019. Commencement: To be proclaimed. GN1293 GG42744/3-10-2019 (also available in Afrikaans). Films […]

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Employment law update – Departing from a codified sanction

In Mushi v Exxaro Coal (Pty) Ltd Grootegeluk Coal Mine [2019] 10 BLLR 1134 (LAC), the employee, while driving an oversized coal haul truck, reported to his foreman that the […]

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Employment law update – Employer held vicariously liable for the murder committed by its employee

Stallion Security (Pty) Ltd v Van Staden (SCA) (unreported case no 526/2018, 27-9-2019) (Van de Merwe JA (Leach, Mbha and Dambuza JJA and Hughes AJA concurring)). The appeal before the […]

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Recent articles and research – December 2019

  Accessing articles from publishers For LexisNexis articles contact: customercare@lexisnexis.co.za for the publication details. For individual journal articles pricing and orders from Juta contact Philippa van Aardt at pvanaardt@juta.co.za. For journal articles not […]

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A step towards a sustainable future – introducing the Carbon Tax Act

Former President of Ireland and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson, described climate change as the biggest and most dangerous threat to human rights and human existence. […]

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The case for a differentiated rate of payment of subscriptions by legal practitioners in SA to the LPC at the rate of 2% of taxable income (arising from the highest levels of income inequality in the world)

The Legal Practice Council (LPC) established in terms of ch 2 of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 (LPA), came into being on 1 November 2018 and is the […]

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People and practices – November 2019

Compiled by Shireen Mahomed Jurgens Bekker Attorneys in Johannesburg has appointed Heema Amtha as a junior associate. Nicqui Galaktiou Inc in Johannesburg has one new appointment and one promotion. Livingston […]

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Calling all attorneys: Have you been part of the establishment of the provincial attorneys’ associations?

In the past few weeks the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) has been holding meetings for the establishment of provincial attorneys’ associations in the nine provinces of South Africa. […]

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