June 2024

Law Society Mourns the Loss of Executive Director Tony Pillay

  The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) is deeply saddened to announce the sudden passing of its Executive Director, Tony Pillay. This tragic loss is felt keenly across the […]

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Aligning Magistrates’ Courts Rule 72 with Uniform Rule 41A(2)

The Rules Board for Courts of Law (Rules Board) is considering aligning rule 72 of the Rules Regulating the Conduct of the Proceedings of the Magistrates’ Courts of South Africa […]

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Letters to the editor – June 2024

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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LSSA AGM: Envisioning the future of the legal profession

This second article of the Law Society of South Africa’s (LSSA) Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM), held on 19 and 20 April 2024, focuses on the panel discussions […]

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Court Practice Committee meeting summary

By Kevin O’Reilly The Law Society of South Africa’s (LSSA) Court Practice Committee (the Committee) met on 8 April 2024 to discuss several issues within its area of expertise. The […]

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Pander to client whims at your peril

Legal practitioners may find themselves in situations where clients insist that an unsustainable case be advanced. Taking on matters where clients seek to litigate on principle, prove a point to […]

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Should menopause be considered as disability in terms of the Employment Equity Act?

The South African democracy is one that is based on the values of freedom, equality, and dignity. As such, s 9 of the Constitution states that everyone has the right […]

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Modernisation of land records in South Africa – a look at the Deeds Registries Amendment Bill

Since its enactment, the Deeds Registries Act 47 of 1937 has been amended numerous times through various amendment Acts that have been passed over the years. The most significant amendment […]

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Navigating the community service regulations for legal practitioners: Section 29 of the Legal Practice Act

The imminent commencement of the obligation on practising and candidate legal practitioners (PLPs and CLPs) to render community service pursuant to s 29 of the Legal Practice Act 28 of […]

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Driving divorce: Navigating trusts as a vehicle for matrimonial asset division

While a family trust is often created for legitimate estate planning purposes, it is so that it ‘may turn out to be a handy vehicle for “divorce planning” because transferring […]

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