Feature Articles

Impact of the Consumer Protection Act in the health care context

By Pat van den Heever Imagine the following scenario: Patient A presents himself at the rooms of Dr F, a specialist physician. Patient A has been referred to Dr F […]

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The potential of court-based mediation

By Barney Jordaan Following an initiative started by the office of the previous Chief Justice in 2003, the Justice Department is going ahead with the introduction of court-based mediation in […]

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Sustainable development in the petroleum sector

By Kuvashen Padayachee The goal of sustainable development is to create the conditions necessary for long-term sustainability for present and future generations. It requires accommodation by economic development, social justice […]

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Restrictions on disclosure of without prejudice offers

By HJ Erasmus Rule 34 of the Uniform Rules of Court deals with offers made unconditionally or without prejudice in an attempt to settle a case. An unconditional offer is […]

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Section 122 disclosures of acquisitions and disposals of securities

By Alvino van Schalkwyk The commencement of the Companies Act 71 of 2008 introduced a new obligation with regard to the acquisition and disposal of securities in certain companies. Section […]

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The rise of electronic discovery

By Brendan Hughes Since the turn of the millennium, anyone practising the art of written communication would have observed that fewer and fewer documents land in wooden in-trays on expansive […]

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Boon or tsunami? Non-lawyer investment in law firms

By Shadrack Maile Several countries are allowing or are moving to allow private investment in and ownership of law firms. The focus of this article is on the role of […]

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