Archive 2015

Hate speech is a crime

Equality Court rules in favour of domestic worker By Peter Williams The District Court of Cape Town, sitting as an Equality Court, has recently made a landmark ruling in Nomasomi […]

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Understanding deemed dismissal in state departments

By Frans Erasmus and Geraldine Kinghorn The state, as employer, is immunised against unfair dismissal claims in the realm of deemed dismissal. This is ensured by way of s 14(1) […]

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The role of the Takeover Regulation Panel in protecting investors

By Madimetja A Lucky Phakeng This article briefly discusses the regulation of mergers and acquisitions in terms of the Companies Act 71 of 2008 (the Act). It is generally accepted […]

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Gimme the money honey

The fairness of spousal maintenance after divorce By Magdaleen de Klerk There is a general misconception that the main, or even the sole criterion, for a claim for spousal maintenance […]

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Do you know whose money it was?

By the Financial Forensic Investigation Team of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund Clients from time to time entrust their money and/or property to practitioners for future payments on their instructions to […]

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Changes to the Administration of Estates Act 66 of 1965 and the Intestate Succession Act 81 of 1987

By Maurice Alexander The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services repealed and confirmed the changes to the amounts in respect of the following sections of the Administration of Estates Act […]

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Rationalisation of magisterial districts bringing justice closer

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele Communities in the Gauteng and North West provinces are travelling shorter distances to access justice services closer to where they live. This initiative was launched by the […]

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Cape attorney globally recognised for contribution in establishment of pro bono

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele Cape Town attorney Taswell Papier has been recognised for his services to the profession, particularly for his work in the human rights/access to justice arena, and particularly […]

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Survey on South Africa’s small law firms

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele In an effort to understand the unique challenges that attorneys in small law firms face, independent research firm, Activate, conducted a survey on behalf of LexisNexis. Over […]

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Public Protector’s findings not legally binding

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) held a colloquium on the Public Protector’s powers on 4 February at the University of Pretoria. The theme of the […]

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