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LSSA National Wills Week 2024: Registration now open

The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) has been hosting the National Wills Week, a public outreach programme, successfully since 2008. This year, the campaign will run from 16 to […]

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Letters to the editor – July 2024

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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A social justice activist always serving others

By Roshnie Moonsammy Tony Pillay was the youngest son of Doreen Pillay Moonsammy and the late Peter Moonsammy. Tony’s father, Peter, was forced by circumstances to leave school to support […]

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Tony Pillay passionate about legal education, youth and transformation of the legal profession

On 2 June 2024, the world learned that the Law Society of South Africa’s (LSSA) Executive Director Tony Pillay had passed away, sending shockwaves through the legal profession both locally […]

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The role and purpose of the Legal Practitioners’ Fidelity Fund

The Legal Practitioners’ Fidelity Fund (LPFF) is often approached by legal practitioners inquiring about the amounts of insurance cover they enjoyed under the LPFF for theft of trust funds. These […]

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Damages: Distinction between pursuing contractual or delictual damages in light of Moorcroft AJ’s judgment of Devland Cash and Carry (Pty) Ltd

It is important to know the nature of damages that can be recovered for your loss namely, whether its contractual damages stemming from a breach of contract or delictual damages […]

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Navigating the community service regulations for legal practitioners: Section 29 of the Legal Practice Act – part 2

This second article will briefly analyse the community service regulations, their implications and then make some concluding remarks and observations (see part one: Ilan Lax ‘Navigating the community service regulations […]

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TRC cases: Call for commission of inquiry

By Haroon Aziz The State Attorney in Pretoria (Ref: Mr S Khosa: 5107/2022/Z45) issued instructions for an ‘Opinion for National Prosecuting Authority concerning the TRC Component and TRC Prosecutions’ (6 […]

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Navigating road crash victim compensation: Are medical aid payments deductible?

Some road crash victim (RCV) compensation disputes are sometimes dealt with without referring to the Road Accident Fund Act 56 of 1996 (RAF Act) and/or older established authority (see for […]

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Summary of the Copyrights Amendment Bill: A looming threat to creativity and artist livelihoods

Since its introduction to the National Assembly on 12 May 2017, the Copyright Amendment Bill, 2017 has ignited extensive discussions across South Africa (SA), impacting the essence of copyright law, […]

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