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Employment law update – Evidence relating to the trust relationship

In Autozone v Dispute Resolution Centre of Motor Industry and Others [2019] JOL 41073 (LAC), the applicant, who was employed by Autozone as a driver, was instructed to recruit casual […]

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Employment law update – A legitimate limitation on the right to join a trade union

Lufil Packaging (Isithebe) (A division of Bidvest Paperplus (Pty) Ltd) v CCMA and Others (LAC) (unreported case no DA8/2018, 13-6-2019) (Murphy AJA with Musi JA and Savage AJJA concurring). For […]

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Technology and continuing legal education

Technology has revolutionised access to education, with online learning transforming the way people learn new skills and share knowledge. It is particularly exciting to see the impact of this in […]

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Tips to CV writing

By Rozaan Roberts  Your CV is usually your only chance of landing a preferred job by a top employer. Within this, you stand a chance of not even being invited […]

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Support services available to legal practitioners

Legal practitioners face multiple challenges and competing (over and above the sometimes conflicting) interests on a daily basis. If not appropriately managed, the process of balancing the various challenges and […]

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Should disability grants be deducted from loss of earnings claims against the RAF?

South African courts have dealt with the question of whether disability grants should be deducted from loss of earnings claims against the Road Accident Fund (RAF) on three occasions. On […]

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You have been served: An update on service of referrals to the CCMA on foreign defendants

In December 2017, De Rebus published an article on the service of legal process on foreign states and intergovernmental organisations (see Riaan de Jager ‘Diplomatic law: Service of process on […]

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Moving towards a guilt-free divorce

Before the Divorce Act 70 of 1979 (the Divorce Act) was promulgated, the grounds of divorce in South Africa (SA) were – malicious desertion; adultery; incurable mental illness; and imprisonment […]

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Employees be aware: A discussion

Steenkamp and Others v Edcon Ltd (CC) (unreported case no CCT29/18, 30-4-2019) (Basson AJ (Mogoeng CJ, Cameron J, Dlodlo AJ, Froneman J, Goliath AJ, Khampepe J, Mhlantla J, Petse AJ […]

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When does a real right to a half-share of immovable property vest in a spouse?

Fischer v Ubomi Ushishi Trading CC and Others 2019 (2) SA 117 (SCA) The issue before the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Fischer was whether a real right to […]

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