June 2020

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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How will COVID-19 impact the buying and/or selling of property?

Following the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 23 March of a 21-day nationwide lockdown and then the announcement of the extension of that lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

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The duty of support in the context of a permanent universal partnership

There is often a duty of support between partners in relationships that are recognised by South African legislation, but can this legally protected duty of support exist in other relationships, […]

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Government’s response to COVID-19: Has the Bill of Rights been given effect to?

Under the heading ‘The virus does not discriminate; but its impacts do’, the United Nations policy brief on ‘COVID-19 and Human Rights’ states: ‘Responses need to be inclusive, equitable and […]

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Should sex workers be classified as essential workers?

COVID-19, an infectious disease broke out in the Hubei province of China spreading across the globe. The spread of this ongoing pandemic has been rapid and consequently many countries have […]

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The impact of COVID-19 on the property sector – how does it influence property values and possible litigation?

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the international population and economic markets. South Africa (SA) has not yet been ruled out and it is expected that this […]

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Three principal ways COVID-19 will affect South African jurisprudence in bail proceedings

The current COVID-19 pandemic is having profound implications on the criminal justice system. Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng issued directives in terms of s 8(3)(b) of the Superior Courts Act 10 […]

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Faith in the time of lockdown: A Constitutional right to freedom of religion

In terms of s 15(1) of the Constitution ‘[e]veryone has the right to freedom of conscience, religion, thought, belief and opinion’ and in s 31(1) it provides that ‘[p]ersons belonging […]

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Remote commissioning of affidavits: Who can commission them and how is it done?

South Africa’s (SA’s) legal system depends significantly on evidence being supplied by affidavits. Deponents are, however, not always based in SA and may be unable to attend to commissioning through […]

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The law reports – June 2020

April [2020] All South African Law Reports (pp 1 – 352) This column discusses judgments as and when they are published in the South African Law Reports, the All South […]

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