June 2020

Criminal justice needs to be redefined to fight gender-based violence

By Kgomotso Ramotsho Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Ronald Lamola, was invited to speak at the first virtual, fifth annual Tsietsi Mashinini Memorial Lecture that was held on 18 […]

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Leadership academy to help female legal practitioners thrive in the profession

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The founders of Women in Law Awards (WOZA), Rehana Khan Parker and Asha Singhania have teamed up with Laura Morwesi Dlepu to form the Women in Law […]

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Minister Lamola welcomes steps taken by the National Assembly to pass two Amendment Bills

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Department of Justice and Correctional Services issued a statement that, Minister Ronald Lamola, has welcomed the progressive steps taken by the National Assembly of Parliament to […]

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Constitutional Court Justice Johan Froneman retires

By Kgomotso Ramotsho Constitutional Court Judge, Johan Froneman has retired after a 26-year judicial career. In a statement released by the Office of the Chief Justice it stated that Justice […]

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Three new appointments to the NPA

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The presidency issued a statement that President Cyril Ramaphosa has made three new appointments to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). Advocate, Ouma Rasethaba will serve as Deputy […]

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SAWLA reaches out to female prisoners in bid to prevent the spread of COVID-19

By Kgomotso Ramotsho Members of the South African Women Lawyers Association (SAWLA) have donated 629 goody bags, consisting of face masks, sanitary pads and hand sanitisers to some female prisoners […]

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People and practices – June 2020

Compiled by Shireen Mahomed DSC Attorneys in Cape Town has appointed Chris Smit as a director. Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr in Johannesburg has appointed Rachel Kelly as a director in the […]

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Legal questions brought by COVID-19

As South Africa moves to Level 3 of the COVID-19 Risk Adjusted Strategy, the country and indeed the legal profession has had to grapple with the new regulations implemented by […]

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Letters to the editor – June 2020

PO Box 36626, Menlo Park 0102 Docex 82, Pretoria E-mail: derebus@derebus.org.za Fax: (012) 362 0969 Letters are not published under noms de plume. However, letters from practising attorneys who make their identities […]

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Practical tips for legal practitioners working from home

In his address to the nation on 23 March, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that South Africa (SA) would be placed under lockdown in an attempt to stop the further spread […]

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