Archive 2014

Shaun Barns wins SALRC 10th anniversary essay competition

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele Shaun Barns has come up tops in the 2013 Ismail Mahomed Law Reform Essay Competition. This was announced at the awards ceremony held by the South African […]

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ICT and the profession

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) held an information communication technology (ICT) session on 15 August. The aim of the strategic session was to develop a […]

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Women and the judiciary

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The South African chapter of the International Association of Women Judges (SAC-IAWJ) held its national conference from 8 to 10 August 2014 at the University of Pretoria. […]

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SADC stakeholders form coalition to lobby for restoration of a SADC Tribunal

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele Stakeholders have urged heads of state and government of Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states to reconsider their decision to suspend the SADC Tribunal. They have […]

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Where on the profession’s agenda – if at all – are the strategies to deal with challenges faced by female lawyers?

Society in general and the legal profession in particular, are not lacking in strong female role models. Recently, however, serious concern has been raised by the Law Society of South […]

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Mediation in Family & Divorce Disputes

By John O’Leary Cape Town: Siber Ink (2014) 1st edition Price: R 240 (incl VAT) 86 pages (soft cover) The process of mediation within any context can be daunting for […]

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Security clearances before appointing the National Prosecuting Authority

By Brenda Wardle On 5 July 2014 President Jacob Zuma announced that, after careful consideration of all matters, he had decided to institute an inquiry into whether or not the […]

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Employment law update – Chamber of Mines obo Members v AMCU and Others (unreported case no J99/14, 23-6-2014) (Van Niekerk J)

By Moksha Naidoo The Chamber of Mines, a registered employers’ organisation, launched an urgent application seeking to interdict the members of the first respondent, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction […]

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Employment law update – Poor work performance of senior manager on probation

By Talita Laubscher and Monique Jefferson In Palace Engineering (Pty) Ltd v Ngcobo and Others [2014] 6 BLLR 557 (LAC), the Labour Appeal Court (LAC) considered the fairness of a […]

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A warning to all maintenance court officials

Mthimunye v Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development and Others (GP) (unreported case no 61876/2012, 9-5-2014) (Hiemstra AJ) By Naleen Jeram The High Court in Mthimunye v Minister of Justice […]

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