Archive 2012

CCMA: Right of appearance

By Kim Hawkey A contentious Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) rule that prohibits automatic legal representation in arbitrations concerning dismissals for misconduct or incapacity – which form the […]

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When going to work is illegal or impossible

To what extent are employers expected to accommodate incapacitated employees? By Aubrey Lechwano Recent comments by the commissioner in Moeketsi v Spilkin Optometrist [2012] JOL 29 (CCMA) may have far-reaching […]

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AIIF and AFF reports to the AGMs

By Nomfundo Manyathi The Attorneys Insurance Indemnity Fund (AIIF) and the Attorneys Fidelity Fund (AFF) presented reports at the various AGMs. Below is a summary of these reports. AIIF The […]

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Attorneys urged not to take democracy for granted at FSLS AGM

By Nomfundo Manyathi The Law Society of the Free State (FSLS) held its annual general meeting in Clarens in the Free State on 26 October. Topics on the agenda included […]

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Attorneys to benefit from better case management – KZNLS AGM 2012

By Kim Hawkey The KwaZulu-Natal Law Society (KZNLS) recently held its annual general meeting in Durban, where members were addressed by Deputy President of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA), […]

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Transformation debate continues at BLA AGM

By Nomfundo Manyathi The Black Lawyers Association (BLA) held its annual general meeting on 20 October. The theme of the AGM was ‘Transformation debate: What constitutes a transformed judiciary?’ and […]

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Latest judicial recommendations

By Nomfundo Manyathi Four attorneys have been recommended to President Jacob Zuma by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) to fill vacancies on the Bench. The four attorneys, namely Buyiswa Majiki, […]

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Saslaw conference and AGM: Is the LRA to blame for Marikana?

By Nomfundo Manyathi The South African Society for Labour Law (Saslaw) held its 15th annual general meeting and conference in Johannesburg in October. The main topic of discussion was proposed […]

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UP achieves double gold in moot court competition

By Nomfundo Manyathi The University of the Free State (UFS) held its annual First-year Moot Court Competition in Bloemfontein in October. The competition is based on the legal principles of […]

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Dismissals for social media misconduct

By Nomfundo Manyathi Law firm Bowman Gilfillan recently held a seminar on social media and the law at its Sandton offices. In a presentation, director Rosalind Davey spoke on international […]

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