Archive 2015

LSSA meets Brazilian and Chinese delegations as part of its BRICS Legal Forum agenda

Compiled by Barbara Whittle At the end of 2014 then LSSA Co-chairperson, Max Boqwana, represented the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) at the first BRICS Legal Forum in Brasilia, […]

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LSSA Council finalises position paper on the powers and functions of Public Protector’s Office

Compiled by Barbara Whittle In February this year the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) held a colloquium on the powers and functions of the Office of the Public Protector […]

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Attorneys’ profession pays tribute to Justice Thembile Skweyiya

Compiled by Barbara Whittle Expressing the condolences of the attorneys’ profession to the family and friends of retired Constitutional Court Justice, Thembile Skweyiya, who passed away on 1 September, Law […]

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LSSA to co-host 6th Forum on China-Africa Cooperation Legal Forum

By Ricardo Wyngaard The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) was invited to a joint meeting with the Chinese Law Society and the National Prosecution Authority (NPA) on 17 August. The […]

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Assessment revolutionised at the School for Legal Practice

Compiled by Barbara Whittle All students who attend the ten centres of the School for Legal Practice are subjected to the same, national assessment. The School for Legal Practice has […]

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People and practices

Compiled by Shireen Mahomed Phatshoane Henney Attorneys in Bloemfontein has two new promotions.                     WerthSchröder Inc in Johannesburg has appointed Kimberley […]

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Normal practice or unsound and flawed routines

By Zelda Olivier In Margalit v Standard Bank of South Africa and Another 2013 (2) SA 466 (SCA) the court stated that, in a claim against a conveyancer based on […]

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Leading female leadership development

By Jeanne-Mari Retief The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) supports growth in the number of women heading firm management and women in the judiciary. Therefore, Legal Education and Development […]

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Breaking the golden egg – the pitfalls of written admissions in s 37D of the Pension Funds Act

By Zamazulu Nkubungu The protection of pension fund assets against creditors has been a topic of debate in several countries. The ultimate risk faced by pension fund members and pension […]

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Encumbering proceedings for the plaintiffs – recent changes to the summary judgment procedure

By Eugene Dlamini The origins of the summary judgment as a procedural remedy is well entrenched within our current legal system, and can be traced back to 1855 when the […]

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