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People and practices – November 2019

Compiled by Shireen Mahomed Jurgens Bekker Attorneys in Johannesburg has appointed Heema Amtha as a junior associate. Nicqui Galaktiou Inc in Johannesburg has one new appointment and one promotion. Livingston […]

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Calling all attorneys: Have you been part of the establishment of the provincial attorneys’ associations?

In the past few weeks the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) has been holding meetings for the establishment of provincial attorneys’ associations in the nine provinces of South Africa. […]

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Adapting to and adopting technology: Future proofing your law firm

In the article by Emmie de Kock ‘Are you building a law firm of the future?’ 2018 (May) DR 20, Ms de Kock highlighted some of the external factors and […]

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The Financial Services Tribunal is ready for action

The Financial Sector Regulation Act 9 of 2017 (the Act) establishes the independent Financial Services Tribunal (the Tribunal) in terms of s 219 thereof. The Tribunal replaced the Financial Services […]

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Notes on modulated legal drafting

By Muhammed Ahmed Mayat There are numerous distinct constituents to fine legal drafting, however, its singular nub is located squarely within utilitarianism’s ambit. Beneath the skilled craftsman’s calculated literary ornamentation […]

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Seen on social media – November 2019

This article was first published in De Rebus in 2019 (Nov) DR 9.

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A new future for family law: Significant changes to r 43 applications

On 12 June, the Gauteng Local Division of the High Court in Johannesburg (GJ) delivered a Full Bench judgment relating to r 43 applications. This judgment brings about significant changes […]

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Adding fuel to the fire – what is the remedy to curb violent strikes?

Section 23(2)(c) of the Constitution guarantees the right of workers to strike. Chapter IV of Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 (LRA) facilitates the exercise of this fundamental right in […]

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Unlocking the issue: When to arrest without a warrant when a dangerous wound is inflicted

In practice, a police officer may arrest a suspect with or without a warrant. In the latter instance only when there are prescribed jurisdictional factors, prior to effecting an arrest. […]

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Jumping from one retirement fund to a rival: Can it be done during your period of employment?

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Municipal Employees Pension Fund v Natal Joint Municipal Pension Fund (Superannuation) and Others [2016] 4 All SA 761 (SCA) at para 1, highlighted […]

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