Editorial

Solicitor-general to head Office of the State Attorney

The then Minister of Justice, Jeff Radebe, introduced the idea of appointing the country’s first solicitor-general in 2012. At the time, Minister Radebe said: ‘The solicitor-general will be the state’s […]

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Xenophobia quo vadis?

By Mapula Thebe – editor South Africa is hailed as having one of the best constitutions in the world, yet in April as the country was about to celebrate 21 […]

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RAF loses Constitutional Court case on grants amid fraud allegations

By Mapula Thebe – editor On 20 April The Constitutional Court, ruled against the Road Accident Fund (RAF) in a matter pertaining to foster care grants. In Coughlan NO v […]

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Exciting times ahead

By Mapula Thebe – editor In the next few months, De Rebus will be embarking on a process of redesigning its website so that it can be accessible on all […]

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What every attorney should know about the Legal Practice Act

By Mapula Thebe – editor After a long period of waiting the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 (LPA) was published in Government Gazette 38022 on 22 September 2014. In […]

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What the Legal Practice Act means for the future existence of De Rebus

By Mapula Thebe – editor As it has been published in previous issues and the current issue of De Rebus, the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 was promulgated in […]

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SCA clears practitioners in the Motswai decision

In the January/February 2013 edition of De Rebus, we published an editorial which set out the High Court’s damning judgment in the case of Motswai v Road Accident Fund 2013 […]

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Transformation in our lifetime

By Mapula Thebe – editor What is this beast called transformation? The word transformation, since the advent of democracy, has been used as a catch phrase to define a societal […]

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Where on the profession’s agenda – if at all – are the strategies to deal with challenges faced by female lawyers?

Society in general and the legal profession in particular, are not lacking in strong female role models. Recently, however, serious concern has been raised by the Law Society of South […]

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The devil in the data

The phrase ‘lies, damn lies and statistics’ has often been used to bolster weak arguments. I make this disclaimer upfront for readers who may have this reaction when scanning the […]

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