Archive 2015

Fixed or flexible: Shifren ‘shackle’

By Anye Jansen van Rensburg The Shifren principle came about in the Appellate decision of SA Sentrale Ko-op Graanmaatskappy Bpk v Shifren en Andere 1964 (4) SA 760 (A). This […]

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Mediation: A perfect solution to health care disputes

By Marietjie Botes Mediation as an alternative form of dispute resolution received renewed attention with the court-annexed mediation rules being piloted at various magistrates’ courts around South Africa and already […]

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Court-annexed mediation: Should it be embraced by the legal profession?

By Benjamin Charles van der Berg 1 December 2014 marked the advent of court-annexed mediation in magistrates’ courts. The magistrates’ courts involved in this pilot project are seated at Johannesburg, […]

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Is your client a ticking bomb?

By Ann Bertelsmann Ms Viljoen (V) owned a boutique in a large shopping mall. She alleged that her landlord had wrongfully evicted her from the premises, causing her to lose […]

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Revised checklist for leave to appeal to the SCA

By Sechaba Mohapi This contribution is a revision of an earlier contribution in 2012 (Aug) DR 20, made necessary by the subsequent promulgation of the Superior Courts Act 10 of […]

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Is using your wearable technology while driving a traffic offence?

By Russel Luck Google Glass (a type of wearable technology with an optical head-mounted display. Google Glass displays information in a smartphone-like hands-free format (http://en.wikipedia.org, accessed 10-3-2015)) and Smart Watches […]

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Significant leadership: A programme for senior women lawyers

By Jeanne-Mari Retief  Although an increasing number of women graduate and comply with the School for Legal Practice programme, the profession does not retain a sufficient number of women in […]

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Electoral democracy and voter education: New subject introduced to LEAD curriculum

By Jeanne-Mari Retief In May 2014 the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) successfully launched its first election observer mission, deploying approximately 490 attorneys across South Africa to observe elections […]

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LSSA and IEC celebrate their partnership for the 2016 municipal elections

By Barbara Whittle ‘Thank you very much for this opportunity to join you in the road to entrenching democracy in our country,’ then Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) Co-chairperson, […]

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Combatting corruption in the SADC

By Chantelle de Sousa The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) is made up of Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, […]

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