June 2021

People and Practices – June 2021

Compiled by Shireen Mahomed Cox Yeats has two new appointments. All People and Practices submissions are converted to the De Rebus house style. Please note, five or more people featured […]

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Transformation of the legal sector is a societal function

By Kgomotso Ramotsho Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Ronald Lamola, told the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on 5 May 2021, that position renewal at the Department of Justice (the Department) […]

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The sustainability of the LSSA discussed at its AGM

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) held its annual general meeting (AGM) on 9 April 2021 in Johannesburg. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was the […]

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De Rebus needs you

After 65 years in existence, the De Rebus journal, has cemented its need and usefulness in the legal profession. De Rebus has become a necessary research tool that is used […]

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Effective handling of applications for postponement during internal disciplinary inquiries and arbitration hearings

Rule 23 of the Rules for the Conduct of Proceedings before the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) deals with the procedure on how to postpone an arbitration and […]

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Dealing with deceased estates and maintaining their accounting records

Legal practitioners, as part of the services they may provide relate to deceased estates, either in the role as executors, administrators or as agents. In terms of the legislation that […]

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Standing up to government in public interest litigation – does it really effect change?

A mere 15 minutes’ walk from former president Jacob Zuma’s homestead in Nkandla, the Nkungumathe community has been waiting since 1996 for a new school to be built. The community […]

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Murder! Intention, premeditation, pre-planned – what does it all mean?

The consequence of the application of s 51 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act 105 of 1997 (the Act) is of crucial importance to legal practitioners, more particularly those who […]

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Unjustifiable restriction of the constitutionally entrenched right of access to courts

This article questions the justifiability of the procedural limitation imposed in terms of s 29(1) of the Magistrates’ Courts Act 32 of 1944 (the Act) with specific reference to the […]

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Withholding retirement benefits – retirement funds boards’ duty to scrutinise employers’ requests

This article discusses the role of retirement funds boards’ when employers associated with their funds request them to withhold members’ accrued retirement benefits pending the finalisation of court cases, which […]

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