Opinions

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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From LLB to admission – are there any guarantees?

By Kyle Stephen Abrahams Studying towards becoming an attorney can be an exciting and rewarding career. Students are told that once they obtain their law degrees that a bright and […]

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Appropriate contact and maintenance guidelines for sperm donors

The South African Law Reform Commission Project 110 Review of the Child Care Act Report (2002) recommended that all legal ties be severed in the case of gamete donors. As […]

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Have we been underemphasising public participation?

By Martin van Staden Public participation in the affairs of government is democracy in action. Government receives a general mandate once every five years, however, public participation serves to legitimise […]

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Pregnant and out of school contracts – untenable

By Nicholas Mgedeza It is well known that within both the public and private school system, there are schoolgirls that fall pregnant during their tenure as students. This has culminated […]

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