December 2022

Community service via technology – what legal practitioners can do

The COVID-19 pandemic drove legal practitioners, the judiciary, and academics to adopt innovative new practices and use unfamiliar technology to conduct their business. Members of the legal profession had to […]

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Improving the legal system and resources for victims of domestic violence

Spouses and children victimised by domestic violence face exceptional barriers to access family justice in South Africa. A multifaceted socio-legal problem, domestic violence implicates criminal, civil, and family law simultaneously. […]

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The repercussions of paying admission of guilt fine

Jerome Levitz states: ‘In a world where instant gratification is the norm, the relatively simple act of paying an admission of guilt fine when presented as an alternative to an […]

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Breaking the causal chain: When can the Minister of Police be held liable for further detention?

Section 50(1)(c) of the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 provides a safeguard provision, which obliges that a suspect must be brought before court within 48 hours after arrest for […]

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Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act: The importance of drafting unambiguous legislation

Legislation is a primary source of South African law and is often relied on because it is written. Therefore, it ought to be drafted properly to avoid any challenges in […]

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Stay the course and finish what you start

In this issue, De Rebus News Reporter, Kgomotso Ramotsho spoke to legal practitioner, Tshepo Shabangu, about her journey in the legal profession as a female legal practitioner and her role […]

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The Law Reports – December 2022

October [2022] 4 All South African Law Reports (pp 1 – 293); September Judgments Online This column discusses judgments as and when they are published in the South African Law […]

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Violence in the heat of the moment – assault incidents amid strike action

National Union of Metalworkers of SA on Behalf of Dhludhlu and Others v Marley Pipe Systems (SA) (Pty) Ltd (2022) 43 ILJ 2269 (CC) In South Africa (SA), the winter […]

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The rights of a child are of paramount importance and applies to all aspects of the law which affect the child

Centre for Child Law v Director of Public Prosecutions, Johannesburg and Others (CC) (unreported case no CCT 210/21, 29-9-2022) (Mhlantla J (Kollapen J, Madlanga J, Majiedt J, Mathopo J, Mlambo […]

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New legislation – December 2022

Legislation published from 3 – 28 October 2022 By Shanay Sewbalas and Johara Ally Acts Customs and Excise Act 91 of 1964 Amendment of part 1 of sch 2 (no […]

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