July 2023

Office of the Legal Service Ombud aims to be a fully independent entity

The Legal Services Ombud, Judge Siraj Desai, said the Office of the Legal Services Ombud is intended to be an independent entity, independent from government and the Department of Justice. […]

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BEE Chamber ready to upskill individuals to compete in the global landscape

Deloitte hosted an interactive session and press briefing on 8 June 2023, with the objective to encourage and motivate the industry bodies, professional bodies, and other partners to encourage their […]

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LSSA National Wills Week 2023 registration now open

The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) National Wills Week is a public outreach programme that has been successfully running since 2008. This year, the LSSA National Wills Week campaign […]

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The dangers of business e-mail compromise

By Karabo Sekailwe Orekeng There has been a global challenge of cybercrime, hence the importance of cyber security, which guards against hackers and online criminality. ‘South Africa has the third […]

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The common law ‘public healthcare defence’ remains a viable defence despite the SCA ruling in Mashinini

By Muano Mudzanani The Mashinini v Member of the Executive Council for Health and Social Development Gauteng Provincial Government (SCA) (unreported case no 335/2021, 18-4-2023) (Zondi JA (Schippers and Gorven […]

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Must compliance with management reg 25(1) and (2) of the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act be pleaded in claims for payment of overdue levies?

By Anton Sean Myburgh In an appeal against a decision of a magistrate’s court in Body Corporate of Kleber v Sehube and Another (GJ) (unreported case no 2021/A3094, 9-11-2021) (Sutherland […]

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Navigating multilingualism in the South African justice system: Challenges and solutions for accurate interpretation in South African courts

The importance of accurate interpretation in criminal proceedings cannot be overstated. The ability of defendants to fully understand the charges against them and participate in their own defence is a […]

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Bail application: Are there exceptional circumstances?

When a person has been arrested with or without a warrant in terms of s 50(1)(a) of the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977, they shall be informed of their […]

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The Kapa case: A landmark ruling redefining the admissibility of hearsay evidence in criminal trials

The Constitutional Court (CC) judgment in Kapa v S 2023 (4) BCLR 370 (CC) handed down on 24 January 2023 marked a ground-breaking departure from the approach and treatment of […]

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Is the Road Accident Fund an inheritas damnosa?

The Report of the Road Accident Fund Commission, 2002 commented on the Road Accident Fund (RAF) as follows: ‘39.1.1.7 … The RAF continues to experience difficulty with its restructuring as […]

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