January/February 2022

Tips to help first-year law students in their first year of university

De Rebus news reporter, Kgomotso Ramotsho spoke to legal practitioner and founder of Legal Eagles SA, Wela Mlokoti. As an admitted attorney with an LLB from the University of Cape […]

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Heads of courts propose that SA use Kenya’s model of institutional independence

In the foreword of the Judiciary Annual Report 2020/21, Acting Chief Justice, Raymond Zondo, stated that the Heads of Court and the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services, among […]

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The hope of society lies on the shoulders of progressive legal practitioners

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The National Association of Democratic Lawyers (NADEL) held its National Conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 3 and 4 December 2021 in Port Elizabeth. The conference […]

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US Embassy launches programme to improve representation of women in the legal sector

The Embassy of the United States in Pretoria launched a programme to target young female legal professionals with the aim of improving the representation of women in the legal field, […]

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About the LPC

The Legal Practice Council (LPC) has been in existence since 2018, yet there are still legal practitioners who do not know its function or the difference between the LPC and […]

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LSSA News – January/February 2022

LSSA Exco Member appointed member of Information Regulator The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) welcomes the appointment of its Executive Committee and House of Constituents member, Mfana Gwala, as […]

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Take time to check that all the basics are done correctly

For legal practitioners, time is of the essence. There are often multiple deadlines to meet in meeting timelines imposed by legislation (including prescription dates) and the rules of court, ensuring […]

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The Act, the firms, and the Information Regulator: How s 57 of POPIA impedes legal practice

The Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPIA) came into effect on 1 July 2020, with a one-year grace period, following much anticipation. Its commencement brought a frenzy […]

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Building solid foundations: The legal understanding of a ‘home’

According to the classic adage, ‘home is where the heart is’, however, the legal standard for determining whether a structure constitutes a ‘home’ is, thankfully, somewhat more sophisticated. It is […]

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People and practices – January/February 2022

Compiled by Shireen Mahomed Phukubje Pierce Masithela Attorneys in Johannesburg has four new promotions. All People and practices submissions are converted to the De Rebus house style. Please note, five or more […]

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