Archive 2015

Knock out!

Stand your ground or self-defence? By Sherika Maharaj In the United States (US), ‘stand your ground law’ removes a duty to retreat from the elements of self-defence. It exists in […]

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‘Paws’ before signing on the dotted line

Body corporates and the keeping of pets in sectional titles By Adam Civin and Ramon Pereira Recent research by Global Research company, Euromonitor, estimates that over nine million dogs are […]

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While the cat is away…

By Ann Bertelsmann Businessdictionary.com succinctly defines it as ‘monitoring and regulating of processes, or delegated activities, responsibilities, or tasks’ (www.businessdictionary.com, accessed 28-11-2014). In this article, I limit the discussion to […]

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Interest earned on trust current banking accounts: To be paid over monthly

By Andrew Stansfield and Robert Burawundi This article is intended to be a comprehensive reference document. Please retain it as part of the accounting process documents relating to your practice. […]

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Section 156 of the Insolvency Act: A third party’s forgotten remedy?

By Nicole Bell The principle of subrogation is well established in South African law and allows an insurance company to litigate under the name of the insured for the recovery […]

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LSSA hosts Egyptian electoral study delegation

By Barbara Whittle The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) hosted a delegation of Egyptian lawyers, electoral officials and civil society representatives who were visiting South Africa in December 2014 […]

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LSSA comments on RAF Amendment Bill; raises questions on consultation regarding acceptable tariff for private sector health care

By Barbara Whittle The reason for the need for the Road Accident Fund Amendment Bill, 2014 is, inter alia, to address the issue of a medical tariff in response to […]

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LSSA engages with Specialist Committee on Company Law to improve Companies Act

By Barbara Whittle The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) furnished written submissions on amendments to sections in the Companies Act 71 of 2008 and made proposals to the Specialist […]

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Law association chief executives meet in Cape Town

By Barbara Whittle The International Institute of Law Association Chief Executive’s (IILACE) held its annual conference in Cape Town, bringing chief executives from some 30 European, American, Canadian, Australian, Asian […]

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LSSA suggests changes to refugee regulation form to protect applicants

By Barbara Whittle The Immigration and Refugee Law Committee of the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) submitted comments to the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) in November 2014 on […]

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