Archive 2014

Report: Transformation of the legal profession

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS) in partnership with the Foundation for Human Rights has released its final research report on the Transformation of the Legal […]

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Who is in charge? Power struggle between the developer and body corporate

By Marina Constas Legal representatives acting on behalf of developers in opening sectional title registers display a fair amount of dexterity when faced with what could be thought of as […]

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Scam fraudsters: Beware

By Ann Bertelsmann As a professional indemnity insurer to the profession, the Attorneys Insurance Indemnity Fund is notified of many and varied instances of fraud perpetrated against attorneys by outsiders […]

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The Consumer Protection Act: Direct Marketing

By Chantelle Gladwin and Adam Civin Modern day advances in technology allow consumers to be contacted anytime day or night via e-mail, SMS and telephone calls. The Consumer Protection Act […]

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Electronic wills discussed at FISA conference

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The Fiduciary Institute of Southern Africa (FISA) held its 4th Annual conference in Illovo, Johannesburg on 18 September. The theme of this year’s conference was: ‘Are you […]

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How deferential to government are the courts?

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The Democratic Governance and Rights Unit (DGRU) of the University of Cape Town held a discussion on two research reports in Cape Town on 2 October. The […]

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SA Public Protector and Swedish counterpart compare notes

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, hosted her Swedish counterpart, Chief Parliamentary Ombudsman, Elisabet Fura, during a roundtable discussion on the role of the ombudsman on 7 October in […]

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JAA holds 72nd AGM

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The Johannesburg Attorneys Association held its 72nd annual general meeting (AGM) in Parktown on 10 September. The guest speakers at the AGM were previous Democratic Alliance (DA) […]

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Cape attorney rows from Morocco to New York

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele Cape Town attorney, Vasti Geldenhuys, has claimed the title of being the only woman from the African continent to have rowed across any ocean, a title she […]

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Transformation in our lifetime

By Mapula Thebe – editor What is this beast called transformation? The word transformation, since the advent of democracy, has been used as a catch phrase to define a societal […]

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