December 2020

Launch of picture book for children and parents in divorce

On 5 November 2020 the book ‘I want to tell you’ was launched in Pretoria by the Director at Family Assist, Marici M Corneli. The book is meant as a […]

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Silas Nkanunu described as a humanitarian activist

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The National Association of Democratic Lawyers (NADEL) held a memorial for the late Silas Nkanunu on 16 November 2020. The Chairperson of the Legal Practice Council (LPC), […]

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Legal practitioners in the SADC region must fight for the independence of the legal profession and the judiciary

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Southern African Development Community Lawyers Association (SADC LA) held a webinar on 7 October 2020 under the theme ‘Regional Solidarity on the Independence of the Legal […]

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How does the Law Society of South Africa fulfil its functions?

In the November Editorial, ‘What does the Law Society of South Africa do?’ 2020 (Nov) DR 3, I wrote about the functions performed by the Law Society of South Africa […]

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When clients fail to cooperate

It is often said that legal practitioners are creatures of client instructions. At the core of the vast ecosystem that makes up legal practice is the relationship between a legal […]

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Justice postponed: What causes unreasonable delays in criminal trials?

South Africa (SA) has a widely admired Constitution with a Bill of Rights that embeds human dignity and sets out minutely detailed protections for those arrested on criminal charges (s […]

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Completing the puzzle – Is there a solution to the delay in criminal trials?

In the first part of the article, we considered the delays that dog the South African criminal justice system – some systemic, some lawyer- and accused-instigated. Are there possible fixes? […]

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The tripartite disciplinary process: Launching dual disciplinary actions

An employer has the prerogative to institute disciplinary action against an employee who has committed misconduct. This article is based on the backdrop wherein the parties enter into a tripartite […]

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Avoiding the potential pitfalls of dual citizenship

Since the COVID-19 lockdown, there has been a significant uptake in the number of South Africans who are considering emigration. All too often though, the emigrants are not looking to […]

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Who takes the blame? Liability of the Minister of Police for unscrupulous conduct of his officials

The judgment of Mahlangu and Another v Minister of Police [2020] 2 All SA 656 (SCA) (see Merilyn Rowena Kader ‘Law Reports’ 2020 (Aug) DR 26) raises an important issue […]

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