Archive 2012

Report on Justice Department’s performance

By Nomfundo Manyathi The Justice Department’s annual report for the period 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012 was recently released. In the report the department provides feedback on progress […]

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Reflection on a year of momentum

By Kim Hawkey – Editor 2012 has been a year of movement for the legal profession. The implementation of the long-awaited Legal Practice Bill (B20 of 2012) is finally in […]

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SCA unearths hard truths for VAT vendors

By Barry Ger and Susan McCready The recent Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) tax case of Commissioner for the South African Revenue Service v De Beers Consolidated Mines Ltd [2012] […]

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Employment law update – Employment equity groups – who bears the onus?

Gebhardt v Education Labour Relations Council and Others (LC) (unreported case no C820/08, 7-9-2012) (Steenkamp J) By Moksha Naidoo For purposes of meeting employment equity targets, does the employer or […]

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Employment law update – Victimisation – strike action

By Talita Laubscher The applicants in Lungile and Others v Chester Butcheries [2012] 8 BLLR 785 (LC) complained that they were victimised and unfairly discriminated against because they had participated […]

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Top court rebukes ‘skyrocketing’ legal fees

Camps Bay Ratepayers’ and Residents’ Association and Another v Harrison and Another (CC) (unreported case no CCT 76/12, 20-9-2012) By Kim Hawkey In a unanimous judgment handed down in September, […]

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The law reports – November 2012

Heinrich Schulze BLC LLB (UP) LLD (Unisa) is a professor of law at Unisa. September 2012 (5) The South African Law Reports (pp 1 – 322); [2012] 3 The All […]

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Simply unclear

Is the legislature an obstacle to plain language? By Bevan Frank As the plain language cause continues to gain momentum both globally and in South Africa, the challenges for drafters, […]

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Advanced Electonic Signatures

By Grant Christianson Up until the recent past, where the law required a signature, statement or document to be notarised, acknowledged, verified or made under oath, that requirement was typically […]

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Technology the answer to s 129 delivery dilemma

By Paul Esselaar Many attorneys will be aware that the delivery of letters in terms of s 129 of the National Credit Act 34 of 2005 has been an issue […]

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