January/February 2020

Implementation of the CaseLines system in the Gauteng Division of the High Court

By Nomfundo Jele The Gauteng Division of the High Court, Pretoria and Johannesburg, is implementing a digital/electronic case management and litigation system called CaseLines. The full implementation of the system […]

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LSSA News update – January 2020

By Nomfundo Jele Call for comments – proposed amendments to magistrates’ courts r 67 (Criminal Appeals) The Rules Board for Courts of Law invites comments on proposed amendments to r […]

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New banking details for annual fees

By Nomfundo Jele The Legal Practice Council (LPC) would like to make legal practitioners aware of the new banking details for the payment of their annual fees. In its notice, […]

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Common law defence of reasonable chastisement discussed at Clarks Family Law Conference

By Kgomotso Ramotsho Clarks Attorneys held its sixth Annual Family Law Conference during October 2019 in Johannesburg. The conference featured a variety of speakers who presented on different topics. The […]

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BLA NGM discusses fusion

By Mapula Sedutla The Black Lawyers Association (BLA) held its national general meeting (NGM) in May 2019 in Rustenburg. The well attended meeting was held under the theme: ‘Trust account […]

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Probono.Org celebrate legal practitioners who go the extra mile in doing pro bono work

By Kgomotso Ramotsho Probono.Org held its fifth annual awards ceremony in November 2019 in Johannesburg to honour legal practitioners and law firms who have gone beyond the call of duty […]

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207 magistrate positions to be filled

By Kgomotso Ramotsho In a media statement released in November 2019, the Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services announced that it will be filling 207 magistrate positions. More than half […]

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UP’s Faculty of Law in top 100 world university rankings

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Law has been ranked 90th in the Times Higher Education’s (THE) 2020 survey of the Top 100 World University Rankings […]

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Judge President Legodi promises fair and fearless judgments at the Mpumalanga Division

By Kgomotso Ramotsho President Cyril Ramaphosa officially opened the Mpumalanga Division of the High Court in Mbombela on 8 November 2019. At the opening, Judge President of the Mpumalanga Division […]

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