August 2021

Justice Moseneke honoured alongside Justice Marshall for Bolch prize

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The President of the Supreme Court of Appeal, Justice Mandisa Maya, who is also a member of the Leadership Council of the Bolch Judicial Institute, congratulated former […]

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Jurists appointed at universities

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The South African Chapter of International Association of Women Judges has released a statement announcing that its President and the President of the Supreme Court of Appeal, […]

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South African Judiciary sends condolences over the passing of Zambian Chief Justice

By Kgomotso Ramotsho Acting Deputy Chief Justice, Sisi Khampepe, has learned with sadness of the passing of Zambian Chief Justice Irene Chirwa Mambilima who passed away on 20 June 2021 […]

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Amendments to note in the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act

For the past few months, the statistics from the De Rebus website have shown that the topic of customary marriages is one of the most read in the journal. De […]

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Letters to the editor – August 2021

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 their identities […]

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People and Practices – August 2021

Compiled by Shireen Mahomed Stegmanns Inc in Pretoria has appointed Robyn de Veer as a Senior Associate in the Property and Notarial Law Department. Stellenbosch University Law Clinic in Stellenbosch […]

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What are smart software solutions, and how do these benefit legal practitioners?

In the article titled ‘The legal profession’s focus on the future’ 2020 (Nov) DR 4, I wrote about the effect that the sudden onset of the COVID-19 pandemic had on […]

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Irrationality on consent or transfer on changing courts or jurisdiction as set out in the Magistrates’ Court Act

The principle of equality does not require everyone to be treated the same, but simply that people in the same position should be treated the same. The government may, for […]

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Failure to recognise equal status between customary and civil marriages

Before South Africa (SA) became a democratic country and during the Apartheid era, marriages of indigenous African people were concluded in accordance with indigenous African customs, and were not recognised […]

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The old is gone embrace the new

The coming into effect of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 (LPA) has brought along necessary changes in governing legal practitioners and harmonising the profession. However, the scope of […]

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