March 2018

LSSA calls for higher standard of ethics and accountability for public officials

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele On the eve of the resignation of former President Jacob Zuma on 14 February, the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) welcomed the decision by the National […]

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The Future of Our Profession

  The Future of Our Profession A professional association for attorneys, young lawyers and practical challenges in the Legal Practice Act LSSA Annual Conference: 23 and 24 March 2018 Century […]

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Social Media in the Workplace

By Rosalind Davey and Lenja Dahms-Jansen Durban: LexisNexis (2017) 1st edition Price R 399 (incl VAT) 342 pages (soft cover) LexisNexis has recently published Social Media in the Workplace. This […]

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Is your firm the type of entity it purports to be?

By Thomas Harban One of the decisions a legal practitioner will make – after deciding to open a practice – is what form the practice will take. They may decide […]

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Do you have a legal practitioner personality?

By Emmie de Kock Have you heard the joke of the legal practitioner who visits his cardiologist for his annual checkup? Waiting anxiously for his results, the cardiologist chuckles and […]

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Trustee duties in relation to member investor choice

By Muhammed Ahmed Mayat This article aims to address the issue of trustee duties in the case of member investor choice. Focus is placed on the direct impact of member […]

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Conflicting evidence of handwriting experts

By Jannie Bester Experts or so-called experts come in many guises, from handwriting analysts, signature analysts, document analysts, handwriting and signature experts, document experts, graphologists, grapho-analysts, etcetera. When starting the […]

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The genesis of the ‘Gupta clause’ within the financial regulatory framework of South Africa

By Nkateko Nkhwashu It is a trite principle of law in South Africa (SA) that banks are not legally compelled to give reasons for terminating relationships or closing customers’ accounts. […]

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The impasse of reserved costs – the winning party does not take it all

By Beverly Shiells There seems to be a misconception among colleagues that the winning party is ultimately entitled to all costs incurred in an action or application and that such […]

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Navigating the digital divide: Internet access a human right?

By Martin van Staden Since the inception of the ‘#DataMustFall’ movement in 2016, the notion that Internet access is a human right that must be guaranteed by government has become […]

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