April 2020

Chief Justice issues directives that will apply in the extended lockdown

By Kgomotso Ramotsho Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, has issued new directives after President Cyril Ramaphosa, announced the extension of the unprecedented nationwide lockdown. In a media release issued by the […]

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Lockdown will be gradually phased out

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The ministers of the National Command Council (NCC) on COVID-19 held a media briefing on 16 April. The NCC announced some amendments to regulations that were already […]

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The judiciary accepts President Ramaphosa’s challenge to contribute to the Solidarity Fund established for COVID-19

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Judicial Officers Association of South Africa (JOASA) and the Association of Regional Magistrates of Southern Africa (ARMSA) have both accepted the challenge set by President Cyril […]

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LPC will not issue permits to legal practitioners who are not registered on the roll

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Legal Practice Council (LPC) has issued a statement noting that the Directions issued in terms of reg 10 of the Regulations under the Disaster Management Act […]

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Minister Lamola appoints COVID-19 Designated Judge

By Kgomotso Ramotsho Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Ronald Lamola, has appointed, Justice Catherine O’Regan, as the COVID-19 Designate Judge. In a media statement released by the Justice Ministry, […]

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Minister of Justice amends court directives during lockdown period

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Ronald Lamola, has issued amended directives to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in all courts, court precincts […]

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SAWLA to help make a difference in the country

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The South African Women Lawyers Association (SAWLA) held its elective conference on 7 March, in KwaZulu-Natal. The theme of the conference was ‘Balance Environment for Women Emancipation’. […]

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JSC postpones interviews for superior courts

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) released a statement through the Office of the Chief Justice that it will postpone interviews, which were to be held from 20 […]

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South Africa under lockdown

On 23 March, President Cyril Ramaphosa, delivered a statement on escalation of measures to combat the COVID-19 epidemic. In this statement, President Ramaphosa detailed how South Africa will be on […]

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Revisiting the psychological well-being of legal practitioners and their staff

The growth in professional indemnity (PI) claims against legal practitioners in South Africa (SA) in the last decade has been attributed to several factors, including: The sharp growth in the […]

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