Archive 2012

University of Pretoria wins human rights prize

By Nomfundo Manyathi The University of Pretoria’s Centre for Human Rights has been awarded the Non-governmental Organisation Prize for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights by the African Union. The […]

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Public Protector reports back

By Nomfundo Manyathi Public Protector Thuli Madonsela released the findings of four recent investigations at a media briefing in Pretoria on 28 September. One of her reports, titled ‘Costly letters’, involved […]

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Confidence in LLB drops further

By Nomfundo Manyathi A survey conducted by financial services provider PPS has shown that attorneys’ confidence in the quality of the LLB degree has further declined. The survey is conducted […]

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Nadel workshop to empower women

By Nomfundo Manyathi In support of its Gender Committee, the Johannesburg branch of the National Association of Democratic Lawyers’ (Nadel), in conjunction with non-governmental organisations Lifeline and NISAA Institute for Women’s […]

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New law journal

By Nomfundo Manyathi A group of law students who saw a gap in the market have taken the initiative to start a new law journal. As a result, the Wits […]

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Role of competition law in a democracy

By Nomfundo Manyathi The Competition Law Committee of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces held its annual breakfast in Rosebank, Johannesburg on 11 October. The guest speaker was Constitutional Court […]

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New CLS director

By Kevin O’Reilly The Cape Law Society (CLS) has appointed Rampela William Mokoena (51) as the society’s director from October. He takes over from Nalini Gangen, who left the law […]

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Section 197 of the LRA scrutinised

London solicitor and DLA Piper Group partner Adam Hartley speaking at a Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr employment seminar that was recently held at its Sandton offices. The seminar focused on transfers […]

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Suicide notes as wills on FISA agenda

By Nomfundo Manyathi The Fiduciary Institute of South Africa (FISA) held its second annual conference in Cape Town in early September. Topics covered included offshore estate planning, s 2(3) of the […]

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Independence of the legal profession, like the judiciary, is paramount – Public Protector

By Kathleen Kriel and Kim Hawkey While all role players in the justice system are required to have a level of independence, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has highlighted that, for […]

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