September 2021

Retired Deputy Chief Justice Moseneke donates his private collection of books to the University of Pretoria

By Kgomotso Ramotsho Former Deputy Chief Justice, Dikgang Moseneke, has donated his private collection of books and rare artefacts to the University of Pretoria (the University). In a statement released […]

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Build the LSSA you want

Since the enactment of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 (LPA), the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) has been positioning itself as a member interest organisation with a […]

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Letters to the editor – September 2021

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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People and practices – September 2021

Compiled by Shireen Mahomed Tomlinson Mnguni James Inc has three new appointments. All People and Practices submissions are converted to the De Rebus house style. Please note, five or more […]

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Proactive communication as a risk management tool

Effective communication in the legal services industry – like any other professional service – goes to the heart of the maintenance of the relationship between the legal practice as the […]

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A hero, an activist, a giant and legend in the legal profession – rest in peace Lutendo Benedict Sigogo

On 31 July 2021, the legal profession was shocked to hear the announcement that legal practitioner and Acting Judge of the Mpumalanga Division, Lutendo Benedict Sigogo had passed away in […]

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The modern customary  marriage – can the  handing over of a  bride be waived?

Customary law has – for decades – dealt with the standards in communities and each community has practiced these long established customs in each area. With the dawn of the […]

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Is a legal practitioner’s involvement in presenting misleading evidence a breakdown in the justice system?

By Nomthandazo Mahlangu In the recent case of Koni Multinational Brands (Pty) Ltd v Beiersdorf AG (SCA) (unreported case no 553/19, 19-3-2021) (Schippers JA (Cachalia JA and Sutherland and Unterhalter AJJA […]

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Transferring independent guarantees – a discussion

In terms of art 9 of the United Nations Convention on Independent Guarantees and Stand-by Letters of Credit, UN Doc A/RES/50/48 (1995) (the Convention), the right to demand payment in […]

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A culture of compliance:  How to build and maintain a compliance framework

Law firms are obliged to provide more than just good legal practitioners. Commercial capability and good business process are crucial to success in the legal sector. This article is a […]

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