Opinions

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe, to which court will foreclosures go? A brief analysis of recent foreclosure proceedings and a consideration of the need for specialised foreclosure courts in SA

By Ciresh Singh The foreclosure against a home involves a delicate balancing of homeowner and creditor rights, in particular, the creditor’s contractual security rights and the homeowner’s constitutional rights. Foreclosure […]

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Nasciturus fiction: Relics of outdated perspective

The desire to prevent antenatal harm and the need to pre-empt foetal mortality has universally necessitated legal protection of unborn children. To achieve this goal, scientific and legal mechanisms designed […]

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Technology and continuing legal education

Technology has revolutionised access to education, with online learning transforming the way people learn new skills and share knowledge. It is particularly exciting to see the impact of this in […]

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Was De Rebus used as an electioneering instrument?

By Lutendo Sigogo It is not an everyday thing that a person will be granted an opportunity to write a guest editorial for a journal. If you are given two […]

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May the Bar Council interfere in the taxation of a party-and-party bill of costs?

By Cora van der Merwe Noseweek editor, Martin Welz, and Chaucer Publications (Pty) Ltd trading as Noseweek (the defendants) were sued for defamation in the Western Cape Division of the […]

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Ramblings of a grumpy attorney

By Grumpy Attorney Often as a legal practitioners, we are so enmeshed in our daily grind, that we do not see the bigger picture. What follows, are some concerns I […]

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Report card for immigration law and home affairs

By Chris Watters Whether the issue surrounds Syrian or African refugees ‘pouring’ into the European Union or the United Kingdom (UK). Mexicans supposedly flooding into the United States, or the […]

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Appointment of sitting judges to preside over commissions of inquiry: A lawful but undesirable practice

By Ndivhuwo Ishmel Moleya On 9 January 2018, former President Jacob Zuma announced that he had decided to appoint a commission of inquiry to investigate the allegations of state capture […]

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Driver’s licence: A barrier preventing entry into the attorneys’ profession

By Clement Marumoagae The South African government, South African universities, the legal profession, as well as various sectors of our society continuously engage the debate relating to the transformation of […]

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Is a legal opinion an objective analysis (and an interpretation) of a legal position or praise-worship song?

By Nkateko Nkhwashu We live in an era of media sensationalism and televised court cases. With all this comes a need for people, as well as institutions (private and public) […]

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