June 2019

Attorneys Development Fund holds a special meeting

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Attorneys Development Fund (ADF) held a Special General Meeting on 1 June in Johannesburg. The new Chairperson of the ADF, Mashudu Kutama, presented 2017 and 2018 […]

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The new head of the Investigating Directorate introduced

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP), advocate Shamila Batohi, introduced the new head of the Investigating Directorate in the office of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), […]

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Historical moment as Mpumalanga Division of the High Court holds its first sitting

By Kgomotso Ramotsho On 13 May, the Mpumalanga Division of the High Court held its first sitting of the permanent seats of the Division in Mbombela and Middleburg. Judge President […]

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Judge Steenkamp described as a courteous man at his memorial service

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Labour and Labour Appeal Court in Johannesburg held a memorial service, for Labour Court Judge, Anton Steenkamp, who died on 20 May. Judge Steenkamp passed away […]

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People and practices – June 2019

Compiled by Shireen Mahomed Kekana Hlatshwayo Radebe Inc in Johannesburg has five promotions. Norton Rose Fulbright in Johannesburg have re-appointed Mbali Mavundla as a senior associate in the banking and […]

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Have your say on legal costs

In the March editorial ‘Show me the money: A discussion on access to justice v legal fees’ in 2019 (March) DR 3, I wrote a report on a meeting that […]

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Makate v Vodacom: Intellectual property in mist of a contractual dispute

The case between Makate and Vodacom (Makate v Vodacom Ltd 2016 (4) SA 121 (CC)) is mostly categorised as a contractual dispute. The case stems from an oral agreement, for […]

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When is it not required to warn an employee of poor work performance?

It is uncommon that, an employer dismisses an employee for poor work performance without a formal notification or reasonable opportunity to improve their performance. This may, however, happen in two […]

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The termination of consent of lawful occupiers

By Johan van der Merwe Consent is the necessary condition to perform certain acts lawfully, and to gain or lose a particular legal status. Issues pertaining to consent are widespread […]

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Parental rights in known sperm donor agreements

By Herbert James David Robertson The South African family law fraternity is familiar with surrogacy agreements. The surrogacy agreement has been incorporated into South African family law with the introduction […]

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