Archive 2013

The ending of a customary marriage – What happens to the ilobolo?

By Thulani Nkosi The conclusion and dissolution of a customary marriage is a process currently regulated by the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act 120 of 1998 (RCMA). This Act, in […]

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Kollig op aansoeke om verlof tot appél – Waarom geen redes deur hoogste howe?

Deur Willie Herbst ABSTRACT: Spotlight on applications for leave to appeal Why no reasons by highest courts? The small claims court, magistrates’ courts, Labour Court and the High Court of […]

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Completed cross-examination

By Michael Miller A pre-requisite for a fair trial? A litigant in both civil and criminal law proceedings has a right to cross-examine any witness called by the other side […]

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Administrative law and intellectual property

By Robyn-Leigh Merry and Muhammed Vally Administrative law is the branch of public law that regulates the activities of bodies that exercise public powers and perform public functions (C Hoexter […]

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Not so far apart – Virtual visitation in relocation disputes

By Izette Knoetze Child relocation disputes are a reality that parents often encounter after divorce. It generally refers to a change in the place of residence or change of domicile […]

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How trustworthy is a trading trust?

By Kathleen Auld When the close corporation structure was phased out, the reason given by the Department of Trade and Industry was that it was ‘necessary to move away from […]

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Practice development – Techniques and tips

By Louis Rood After action, satisfaction – client feedback When the time comes to close a file, there is one more thing to do. You have fulfilled your mandate, the […]

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Updated LSSA POPI guidelines for attorneys’ firms available

By Barbara Whittle Attorneys, by the nature of their practices, typically process vast amounts of personal information. Along with their professional duties of client confidentiality and the more limited, but […]

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Profession discusses problems with refugees’ and immigrants’ banking accounts with stakeholders

By Barbara Whittle In September 2013 members of the Law Society of South Africa’s (LSSA’s) Immigration and Refugee Law Committee met with representatives of the South African Banking Association, the […]

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LSSA and RAF agree to cooperate in fighting corruption in the RAF claims process

By Barbara Whittle At a high-level meeting in Centurion in September 2013, the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) and the Road Accident Fund (RAF) committed to maintaining mutually beneficial […]

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