June 2023

Phase 2 of the Rationalisation of the High Courts is underway

Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Ronald Lamola tabled the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development’s (the Department’s) Budget Vote in Parliament on 30 May 2023. Mr Lamola started by […]

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President describes newly appointed SCA Judge President as an outstanding jurist

Justice Mahube Betty Molemela has been appointed as the new Judge President of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA). The Presidency announced her appointment in May 2023. In a statement […]

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LSSA challenges RAF medical tariffs

Through its Professional Affairs and Members’ Benefit department, the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) participates in several professional interest and public interest cases. In the matter discussed below, the […]

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Letters to the editor – June 2023

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 […]

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People and practices – June 2023

Compiled by Kevin O’Reilly Malan Scholes Attorneys in Johannesburg has appointed Hloni Mokoena as a Director in the Dispute Resolution Department. He specialises in administrative law, property law, municipal law, […]

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Legal Aid, Pro Bono and Small Claims Court Committee meeting

By Kevin O’Reilly The Law Society of South Africa’s (LSSA) specialist Legal Aid, Pro Bono and Small Claims Court Committee (the Committee) met on 13 April 2023 to deliberate on […]

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The decriminalising of sex work in South Africa: A brief trajectory overview of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Bill of 2022

South Africa (SA) is moving in the right direction in becoming the first nation in Africa to decriminalise sex work. This change in the legal landscape, which occurs decades after […]

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On constructive dismissals – when is the employee wrong?

In Shoprite Checkers (Pty) Ltd v Nkosi and Others (2022) 43 ILJ 1386 (LC), the issue before the Labour Court (LC) was whether an employee who resigned because he found […]

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Progressive legal education for candidate legal practitioners: What role should universities play?

  This article discusses the role of both law teachers and legal practitioners in the provision of legal education in South Africa (SA). Legal education has narrowly been viewed through […]

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A cause for confusion: How the amendment of the Municipal Property Rates Act holds the potential for injustice

By Peter Murray and Alexandra Botha Municipalities essentially have one source of income: Property taxes (also known as ‘rates’). From the perspective of the payers of rates, the budget of […]

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