August 2023

Social justice discussed at BLA NGM

The Black Lawyers Association (BLA) held its National General Meeting (NGM) on 26 and 27 May 2023 in Bloemfontein. A closed session was held on 26 May and guests and […]

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Griffiths and Victoria Mxenge: A couple who served the people

Chief Justice Raymond Zondo unveiled the Pius Langa Building and delivered the Griffiths and Victoria Mxenge Memorial Lecture on 20 July 2023, at the Nelson Mandela University. Chief Justice Zondo […]

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One-hundred-year progression of female legal practitioners

This year marks the centenary since the promulgation of the Women Legal Practitioners Act 7 of 1923. As at the end of January 2022 the demographics of attorneys in the […]

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Normalising and embedding good corporate governance in law firms

Good corporate governance is an important element of good corporate citizenship. No entity, including law firms, operate in a vacuum, but within and with the society that it serves. All […]

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Online litigation – preparing for the new normal

Access to justice and the courts are constitutionally entrenched rights. Rights that the legal profession assists in protecting and upholding. The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown restrictions accelerated the technological innovation […]

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Will the right to repair guidelines affect the second-hand car market?

The right to repair guidelines came into effect on 1 July 2021 and the legal basis for these guidelines is s 79(1) of the Competition Act 89 of 1998, as […]

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Balancing freedom of expression and cyberbullying: Exploring the boundaries

Freedom of expression is a fundamental right enshrined in many constitutions worldwide, including South Africa’s (SA’s) Constitution. It is the cornerstone of democratic societies, allowing individuals to express their opinions, […]

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Unveiling the taxation of attorney and client costs in the absence of a fee agreement

In JB Scott Attorneys v Tetani (GP) (unreported case no 36381/2019, 26-5-2023) (Francis-Subbiah J), Francis-Subbiah J of the Gauteng Division of the High Court in Pretoria was seized with a […]

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Gender conundrum regarding s 7(3) of the Divorce Act

I read Alick Costa’s (the author’s) article titled ‘Are women still disadvantaged when it comes to s 7(3)(a) of the Divorce Act?’ (2023) May DR 26, where he responded to […]

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Exploring the necessity for clear guidelines in dealing with destruction of homes in sectional title schemes

By Roger Green There can be no more shattering and calamitous event than for one’s home to collapse or be swept away with the loss of all personal belongings. This […]

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