Practice Notes

Attorneys as trustees beware!

By Mervin Messias I would like to bring to the attention of attorneys an issue that I consider to be highly relevant in the context of trust law. As far […]

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Revised checklist for leave to appeal to the SCA

By Sechaba Mohapi This contribution is a revision of an earlier contribution in 2012 (Aug) DR 20, made necessary by the subsequent promulgation of the Superior Courts Act 10 of […]

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Is using your wearable technology while driving a traffic offence?

By Russel Luck Google Glass (a type of wearable technology with an optical head-mounted display. Google Glass displays information in a smartphone-like hands-free format (http://en.wikipedia.org, accessed 10-3-2015)) and Smart Watches […]

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Changes to the Administration of Estates Act 66 of 1965 and the Intestate Succession Act 81 of 1987

By Maurice Alexander The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services repealed and confirmed the changes to the amounts in respect of the following sections of the Administration of Estates Act […]

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Section 156 of the Insolvency Act: A third party’s forgotten remedy?

By Nicole Bell The principle of subrogation is well established in South African law and allows an insurance company to litigate under the name of the insured for the recovery […]

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International law firms and the South African legal job market

By Dale Verster Influx of international law firms Over the past few years there has been a surge of international law firms opening offices in South Africa. Global firms such […]

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The recovery of body corporates’ legal costs

By Albert Reinecke It happens every day: A body corporate (or home owners’ association) institutes action against one of its members for account arrears, and simply levies the attorney’s presented […]

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The Consumer Protection Act: Direct Marketing

By Chantelle Gladwin and Adam Civin Modern day advances in technology allow consumers to be contacted anytime day or night via e-mail, SMS and telephone calls. The Consumer Protection Act […]

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Electronic delivery of communications to taxpayers: Is SARS toeing the line?

By Alan Lewis Many taxpayers would have received an sms informing them that the South African Revenue Service (SARS) has issued an assessment on them, or that it has issued […]

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The meaning of debt for actions against organs of state

By Vhelaphi Peter Muthevhuli In terms of s 1(1) of the Institution of Legal Proceedings Against Certain Organs of State Act 40 of 2002 (the Act) a ‘debt’ means ‘any […]

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