Archive 2017

Launch of the Tax Ombud annual report

By Kathleen Kriel The Office of the Tax Ombud, in collaboration with the University of South Africa’s (Unisa) Department of Taxation in the College of Accountancy Sciences held the launch […]

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So what does the LSSA do for you?

By Barbara Whittle By representing 25 800 attorneys and 6 700 candidate attorneys, the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) has the leverage to represent the profession and speak on […]

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LSSA meets with Judge President Waglay

By Ricardo Wyngaard A delegation from the Law Society of South Africa’s (LSSA) Labour Law Committee met with the Judge President of the Labour Court (LC) and Labour Appeal Court […]

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Pro bono work under the Legal Practice Act

By Ricardo Wyngaard The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA), together with its six constituent members, (the Black Lawyers Association, National Association of Democratic Lawyers, the Law Society of the […]

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People and practices

Compiled by Shireen Mahomed 100th anniversary  Erasmus Jooste celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. The firm was established in 1917 by a local attorney, Erasmus Jooste. Since the opening of […]

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Personal stressors and legal practice: Your firm needs a plan

By Thomas Harban In this column, the Attorneys Insurance Indemnity Fund (NPC) (AIIF) have sought to raise a number of risk management issues for legal practitioners to consider and have […]

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Whether to invest in junior attorneys or not?

By Emmie de Kock I once heard the Chief Financial Officer ask the Chief Executive Officer (CEO): ‘What if we invest in our employees and they leave?’ The CEO replied: […]

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Effective governance and controls can give law firms a competitive edge

By Moroke Phajane Third party risk management is currently an important topic for most corporate entities. Most corporate entities are carefully scrutinising their third party suppliers in order to minimise […]

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Why the need for confidentiality on the content of Suspicious Transaction Reports?

By Nkateko Nkhwashu The Financial Intelligence Centre (the Centre) was established by the Financial Intelligence Centre Act 38 of 2001 (the Act). The Centre’s key functions, among others, is to […]

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The rise of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

By Jason de Mink Ongoing innovation creates opportunities to improve the general wellbeing of mankind but with the advent of new technologies also comes great challenges for nations and their […]

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