Practice Notes

Non-profit companies and public companies: There are no longer ‘late proxies’

By Hennie Welgemoed In the matter between R du Plessis Barry v Clearwater Estates NPC and Others (GP) (unreported case no 82306/2014, 13-11-2015) (Van der Westhuizen, AJ), it was decided […]

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Legal forensic education: Crossing the divide between law and science

By Dr Tapiwa Shumba In an adversarial system such as ours, the administration of justice relies heavily on the acumen and knowledge of legal representatives. This insight is dependent on […]

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Step-by-step guide to mediation in the magistrate’s court

By Caitlin Askew The magistrates’ courts are currently over-flowing with cases. Various disputes are brought before the courts on a daily basis. Attempts to get a trial date or a […]

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Bad practice continues: Who must administer an oath in criminal proceedings?

By Ronald Rikhotso Despite the provisions of s 162(1) of the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 (the CPA), supported by precedents of decided cases, the practice of allowing court […]

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The Attorneys’ Admission Examination 2016 Syllabus

In this examination candidates must have a sound knowledge of substantive law and be able to apply it regarding matters covered by this syllabus. 2016 examination dates 9 and 10 […]

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Trustees: Do these seven things diligently

By Sisteen Geyser A practical approach to trusteeship In light of the recent Davis Tax Committee’s first interim report on estate duty and the Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill 2015, […]

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The lazy man’s suretyship: Are unlimited debts of limited application?

By Robert dos Santos Due to the extensive use of suretyship agreements within South Africa, certain terms have become standardised through years of repeated application. It is questionable, however, whether […]

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The new sectional title legislation – some noteworthy features of the ‘tricky trio’

By Tertius Maree When the Sectional Titles Act 66 of 1971 came into effect, South African law had, for the first time, recognised the concept of ‘vertical ownership’ of land, […]

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Preventing the wool being pulled over consumers’ eyes: The consumer goods and services industry code of conduct and ombud

By Justine Krige The draft consumer goods and services industry code of conduct was published for public comment on 3 October 2014. On 30 March, the final consumer goods and […]

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Finding free legal information on the internet

By Lydia Craemer and Meryl Federl This guide is based on a presentation given by Lydia Craemer at a workshop organised by the Organisation of South African Law Libraries (OSALL) […]

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