Archive 2015

Legal Practice Act and human rights at the core of issues discussed at LSSA AGM

By Mapula Thebe The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) held its 17th annual general meeting (AGM) in Durban on 20 and 21 March. The well-attended AGM coincided with Human […]

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Duty to represent

By Mapula Thebe The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) held a press conference to address statements made by Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, on the role of attorneys […]

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RAF loses Constitutional Court case on grants amid fraud allegations

By Mapula Thebe – editor On 20 April The Constitutional Court, ruled against the Road Accident Fund (RAF) in a matter pertaining to foster care grants. In Coughlan NO v […]

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Can I protect my mobile app idea?

By Danie Pienaar The current boom in the development of smart device technologies and mobile applications (apps) during the last few years has created an amazing platform for entrepreneurs to […]

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Employment law update – The Commission and not the Commissioner can confer jurisdiction on the CCMA in terms of s 147

Qibe v Joy Global Africa (Pty) Ltd and Others (LAC) (unreported case no JA119/13, 15-1-2015) (Setiloane AJA) By Moksha Naidoo This appeal turned on the question of whether a Commission […]

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Employment law update – Re-employment on different terms and conditions

By Talita Laubscher and Monique Jefferson In Kukard v GKD Delkor (Pty) Ltd [2015] 1 BLLR 63 (LAC), Mr Kukard was initially employed on an indefinite basis as a technical […]

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A Practical Guide to Media Law

By Dario Milo and Pamela Stein Durban: LexisNexis (2013) 1st edition Price: R 513 (incl VAT) 237 pages (soft cover) In 1990, when the last definitive guide for journalists was […]

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Dally for a day: Spatium deliberandi and the importance of timing

Phillips NO obo Makheta v Beukes (GSJ) (unreported case no 2013/27925, 27-11-2014) (Sutherland J) By Emma Powell and Merlita Kennedy In anticipation of trial, it is common practice for the […]

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The law reports – April 2015

David Matlala BProc (University of the North) LLB (Wits) LLM (UCT) LLM (Harvard) HDip Tax Law (Wits) is an adjunct professor of law at the University of Fort Hare. February […]

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Redundant or relevant? The law of unjustified enrichment

By Nokubonga Fakude Unjustified enrichment and the action of the unauthorised administrator are legal principles that have become redundant in our law, as opposed to legal doctrines capable of survival. […]

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