Archive 2023

Guest editorial – Road Accident Fund Amendment Bill, 2023

By the Road Accident Fund Committee of the Law Society of South Africa On 8 September 2023 the Department of Transport published a draft Road Accident Fund Amendment Bill, 2023 […]

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Letters to the editor – October 2023

PO Box 36626, Menlo Park 0102 Docex 82, Pretoria E-mail: derebus@derebus.org.za Fax: (012) 362 0969 Letters are not published under noms de plume. However, letters from practising attorneys who make […]

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Family law committee meeting summary – October 2023

By Kevin O’Reilly The Law Society of South Africa’s (LSSA) Family Law Committee (the Committee) met on 25 August 2023 to discuss a number of issues related to its area […]

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Strengthening the legal profession: The North Free State Attorneys’ Association’s Annual Report

By Martus de Wet The year in review has been marked by significant growth for the North Free State Attorneys’ Association (NFA), a regional legal organisation that emerged in the […]

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People and practices – October 2023

Compiled by Kevin O’Reilly Garlicke & Bousfield Inc in La Lucia Ridge has four new appointments. All People and practices submissions are converted to the De Rebus house style. Please […]

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The need for effective training programs in law firms

It goes without saying that legal practice is constantly evolving and that legal practitioners must keep up with these changes. On the one hand, there is a need to have […]

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The 15 rules for writing letters

As legal practitioners we pour our energy into practising law and acquiring knowledge of the law. However, that is not the only skill required to practise our profession. We also […]

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Default awards in arbitration proceedings

The provision for a default award in arbitration proceedings, is contained in s 15(2) of the Arbitration Act 42 of 1965. This section provides for the arbitration tribunal to proceed […]

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Changes to the HPCSA’s professional conduct inquiry process may improve efficiency and practitioner well-being

In June 2023, the Minister of Health, Dr Joe Phaahla, published new regulations (GN R3564 GG48838/23-6-2023), which amended the Health Professions Council of South Africa’s (HPCSA) professional conduct inquiry process. […]

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Cinderella and the ‘will’ for change: Some suggestions

We all know the fairy tale of Cinderella, who had to submit to the ill-treatment of her stepmother who had usurped her deceased father’s estate. What we do not know […]

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