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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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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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Estranged wife fails to establish a clear right to bury husband

Mabulana v Mabulana and Others (LP) (unreported case no 5040/2021, 26-7-2021) (Kganyago J) In a case of Mabulana, the Limpopo Division of the High Court in Polokwane dismissed Moyahabo Eugly […]

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Eeny, meeny, miny, moe, to which court will foreclosures go? (Part 2): The SCA has spoken

Standard Bank of SA Ltd and Others v Thobejane and Others; Standard Bank of SA Ltd v Gqirana NO and Another (SCA) (unreported case no 38/2019; 47/2019; 999/2019, 25-6-2021) (Sutherland […]

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Can an allowance be claimed for loyalty programmes in terms of s 24C of the Tax Act?

Clicks Retailers (Pty) Ltd v Commissioner for the South African Revenue Service (CC) (unreported case no CCT 07/20, 21-5-2021) (Theron J (Mogoeng CJ, Jafta J, Khampepe J, Madlanga J, Mathopo […]

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To compensate or not?

McGregor v Public Health and Social Development Sectoral Bargaining Council and Others (CC) (unreported case no CCT270/20, 17-6-2021) (Mogoeng CJ, Jafta J, Khampepe J, Madlanga J, Majiedt J, Mhlantla J, […]

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Employment law update – Wielding dangerous weapons during strike action

In Pailpac (Pty) Ltd v De Beer NO and Others [2021] 6 BLLR 570 (LAC), members of National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, employed by Pailpac (the Company), participated […]

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