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Nasciturus fiction: Relics of outdated perspective

The desire to prevent antenatal harm and the need to pre-empt foetal mortality has universally necessitated legal protection of unborn children. To achieve this goal, scientific and legal mechanisms designed […]

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Muslim Personal Law in South Africa: Evolution and Future Status

By Najma Moosa and Suleman Dangor (eds) Cape Town: Juta (2019) 1st edition Price R 695 (incl VAT) 465 pages (soft cover)   When South Africa (SA) crossed the Rubicon […]

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Client expectations and the professional duties of a legal practitioner

It is trite that legal practice is a service industry. The clients to whom legal services are provided are important stakeholders for the legal practice. In engaging the services of […]

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What is the ‘fees to cash conversion’ and why is it important?

Law firms are businesses, and all businesses rely on money to survive. Retail sales executives know all about sales conversion and managers eagerly track the metrics of a cash conversion […]

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Companies Act provides relief for prejudiced minority shareholders

              It is not uncommon for many shareholders to find themselves in an undesirable position. Shareholders may wish to dispose of their shares for […]

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Donations tax – a summary of calculations

            Donations tax is payable on the total value of property disposed of, whether directly or indirectly, by a resident by means of a donation. […]

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A European perspective on modern day piracy – copyright, hyperlinks and the Internet

          The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, 1886 (the Berne Convention) is the principal international treaty governing copyright. In the European […]

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Is compensation in terms of s 189A(13)(d) of the LRA a self-standing remedy?

Steenkamp and Others v Edcon Limited (CC) (unreported case no CCT29/18, 30-4-2019) (Basson AJ (unanimous)) The case of Steenkamp entailed an employment dispute wherein Ms Steenkamp and 1 817 other […]

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A South African constitutional jurisprudential duty to consult affected and interested parties before awarding mining and prospecting rights

Bengwenyama Minerals (Pty) Ltd and Others v Genorah Resources (Pty) Ltd and Others 2011 (4) SA 113 (CC) Since the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act 28 of 2002 (MPRDA) […]

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Gated estates can enforce speed limits within the gated community

Mount Edgecombe Country Club Estate Management Association II (RF) NPC v Singh and Others (SCA) (unreported case no 323/2018, 28-3-2019) (Ponnan JA (Salduker, Swain and Schippers JJA and Rogers AJA […]

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