Feature Articles

Revisiting the term ‘community’ in the South African context

By Udo Richard Averweg and Professor Marcus Leaning The recent Land Claims Court (LCC) matter, Elambini Community and Others v Minister of Rural Development on Land Reform and Others (LCC) (unreported case no LCC88/2012, […]

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Citizenship dilemma: Denying identity numbers to children of permanent residency holders

By Nokuthula Ndlovu A ‘permanent resident’ is a ‘person having permanent residence status in terms of the Immigration Act’ (South    African Citizenship Act 88 of 1995). The Immigration Act 13 […]

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The expert witness and the art of listening

By Elise Burns-Hoffman There is a striking moment during the café scene in the movie Before Sunset (www.youtube.com, accessed 1-11-2018) in which the leading actress Julie Delpy, playing the role […]

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People Upliftment Programme providing skills development for the disadvantaged

By Stephen Leinberger Social and economic disparity in South Africa (SA) is a pervasive crisis that will take generations to correct. It is not only a matter of public policy, […]

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Variation of consent papers in divorce orders – is this permissible in law?

By James D Lekhuleni Section 7(1) of the Divorce Act 70 of 1979 (the Act), provides that a court may incorporate the spouse’s settlement agreement into the divorce order if […]

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Surrogate motherhood and scaremongering: Is South Africa entering an age of post-truth jurisprudence?

By Dr Donrich Thaldar In world history, 2016 was the year of the Brexit referendum in the United Kingdom and the election of President Donald Trump in the United States. […]

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Do protection orders for domestic violence and harassment work?

By Katherine Butler Both the Domestic Violence Act 116 of 1998 (the Act) and the Protection from Harassment Act 17 of 2011 were enacted in order to protect vulnerable members […]

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Legalisation and Apostillisation: A guide for the authentication of public documents for use abroad

By Riaan de Jager A large number of South Africans regularly travel overseas, either temporarily or on a permanent basis where they will have to produce various public documents abroad. […]

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The rescission of divorce orders: A note of caution to courts

By James D Lekhuleni There is no doubt that the rescission and variation of divorce orders in our courts has not been easy. One important question that our courts have […]

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Joint estates: Clarification on the alienation of assets

By Jerome Veldsman and Roxanne Ker Section 11(1) of the Matrimonial Property Act 88 of 1984 (the Act) repealed the marital power that included the right of a husband in […]

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