November 2020

ADF pleased with loan re-payments from beneficiaries

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Attorneys Development Fund (ADF) held its annual general meeting (AGM) on 3 October 2020 in Johannesburg. During the AGM, the chairperson of the ADF, Mashudu Kutama, […]

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Marriage officers cannot refuse to marry same sex couples

 By Kgomotso Ramotsho Officials from the Department of Home Affairs are no longer allowed to refuse to marry same sex couples. This was after President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the Civil […]

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A will should be considered to prevent squabbles among family members

 By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Women’s Legal Centre (the Centre), in partnership with the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA), South African Women in Dialogue, the Black Lawyers Association, the National […]

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People and practices – November 2020

Compiled by Shireen Mahomed Cox Yeats in Durban has appointed Thanusha Moodley as a Partner, in the Labour Department. She specialises in developing strategy on long term business sustainability, corporate […]

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What does the Law Society of South Africa do?

With the enactment of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 and the establishment of the Legal Practice Council (LPC), legal practitioners have been questioning if there is a need […]

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The legal profession’s focus on the future

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced many legal practitioners to shut their law firms’ doors forever. Those legal practitioners who are lucky enough to be able to continue with their […]

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An overview of the Protection of Personal Information Act

The Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (the Act) is an important piece of legislation that gives effect to the constitutional right to privacy and regulates the processing […]

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Does a customary law marriage nullify further marriages entered into with a different spouse?

The dissolution of customary marriages has been a hot topic of debate in South African law. What was once a mere separation and desertion to symbolise an irretrievable breakdown and […]

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Are tenants being robbed of their rental deposits?

One of the biggest problems that a tenant is faced with when looking for property to rent, is paying the security deposit. Whether it is for residential or commercial purposes, […]

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Discussing the court’s role in domestic violence

Courts remain limited in their ability to solve the problem of domestic violence. Domestic violence continues to be a broad social problem, which needs to be addressed by society, the […]

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