Archive 2012

Two heads are better than one

Assessors in High Court civil cases By Henry Lerm No truer words could have been spoken in jest than those used by Middle English writer John Heywood when, in 1546, […]

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LSSA says Traditional Courts Bill infringes on constitutional rights

By Barbara Whittle In its comments to parliament on the Traditional Courts Bill (B1 of 2012) last month, the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) focused on highlighting areas where […]

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Attorneys Development Fund: Revised application criteria for business support loans

By Anthony Pillay The board of the Attorneys Development Fund (ADF) has adopted revised application criteria in order to streamline the process for those attorneys’ firms in need of business […]

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LSSA welcomes appointment of Taswell Papier as administrator of the EAAB and extension of tenure of Dr Navi Pillay as UNHCHR

By Barbara Whittle In August, the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) welcomed the appointment of Cape Town attorney Taswell Papier as administrator of the Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) […]

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LSSA speaks out on Marikana tragedy

By Barbara Whittle In August the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) expressed grave concern at the use of live ammunition against workers involved in the strike at Lonmin Mines […]

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Decriminalising freedom of expression in SADC

Report compiled by Kim Hawkey In a session chaired by the vice-president of the Law Society of Lesotho and SADC LA councillor, Nkoya Thabane, advocate Pansy Tlakula, the Special Rapporteur […]

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Safeguarding judicial independence in SADC

Report compiled by Kim Hawkey To tie in with the theme of the conference, in its first session, chairperson of the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, […]

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Resolutions on the SADC Tribunal

Report compiled by Kim Hawkey On the SADC Tribunal SADC LA will not support the tribunal in the form proposed by the 32nd SADC summit, in which form the tribunal […]

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SADC Lawyers’ Association 2012 conference and AGM

Report compiled by Kim Hawkey ‘Safeguarding judicial independence in an era of judicial reviews in the SADC region’ was the topic of the 13th Southern African Development Community Lawyers’ Association […]

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Outgoing National Consumer Commissioner’s introspection

By Nomfundo Manyathi Prior to her contract ending in early September, former National Consumer Commissioner Mamodupi Mohlala-Mulaudzi held a media briefing in Pretoria to discuss the performance of the National Consumer […]

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