May 2020

BLA requests Minister Lamola to exercise constitutional powers in the appointment of acting judges to High Courts

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Black Lawyers Association (BLA) has requested Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Ronald Lamola, to exercise his constitutional powers in respect of the appointment of acting […]

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SCA successfully holds court proceeding via online video platform

By Kgomotso Ramotsho SCA successfully holds court proceeding via online video platformSCA successfully holds court proceeding via online video platform In the matter of Roux NO and Others v Botha […]

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Deputy Minister says the executive, the judiciary and the DOJ should work together to help flatten the curve of COVID-19

By Kgomotso Ramotsho Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, John Jeffery, told legal practitioners to direct any concerns about court services to him. Mr Jeffery was a speaker on […]

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Access to courts will be limited in level 4 of the national state of disaster

By Kgomotso Ramotsho Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Ronald Lamola, has issued directives on how the courts will be accessed during level 4 operations. The directives are issued in […]

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Chief Justice issues directives that will remain in place during the national state of disaster period

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Office of the Chief Justice released a statement with directives from Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng that will apply to the remainder of the national state of […]

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Candidate legal practitioners get advice from High Court judges

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Johannesburg Attorneys Association held a function for candidate legal practitioners on 12 March in Johannesburg. The aim of the function was for candidate legal practitioners to […]

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BLA requests six to 12 months funding for small law firms affected by the lockdown

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Black Lawyers Association (BLA) said in a statement that it had noted the lockdown extension announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa to ‘flatten the curve’ of COVID-19 […]

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Legal practitioners associations react to Brauckmann AJ’s judgment

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The National Association of Democratic Lawyers (NADEL) and the Black Lawyers Association (BLA) have respectively commented on the judgment of Administrator of Dr JS Moroka Municipality and Others […]

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Drafting and execution of wills should be declared an essential service says FISA

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Fiduciary Institute of Southern Africa (FISA) has released a statement that it has made an urgent submission to the Department of Justice to consider having the […]

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Level 4: What does this mean for the legal profession?  

On 23 April President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed South Africa (SA) on the response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. In his speech, President Ramaphosa noted that because the coronavirus can spread […]

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