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Uniform Guidelines on conferral of Senior Attorney

On 13 March 2024, the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Ronald Lamola, published the Uniform Guidelines on conferral of Senior Attorney and Senior Counsel honours on eligible legal practitioners. […]

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Letters to the Editor – April 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 terminated mandate and premature execution: Lessons from the Patel case

Terminated mandates Clients enjoy the freedom to instruct a legal practitioner of their choice. This is recognised in the Code of Conduct for all Legal Practitioners, Candidate Legal Practitioners and […]

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Notes on drafting a plea

This article has been prepared with the intention to serve as a quick and ready guide in drafting a plea. They do not have, as LTC Harms puts it in […]

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No-fault breach of lease agreement

This article is intended to deal solely with rental housing provided by the state; and where it is regulated by a lease agreement; and rent has not been paid, due […]

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Advocating for participatory democracy through protest action in contemporary South Africa

An effective exercise of democracy requires that all individuals participate in and influence decision-making processes, including political processes or matters of governance. Even if individuals choose not to form or […]

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RAF liability: Reconsidering supplier claims

Payment of suppliers (such as hospitals and medical practitioners) as separate claims (separate from third party’s s 17(1) personal claim) in terms of s 17(5) of the Road Accident Fund […]

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People and practices – April 2024

Garlicke & Bousfield Inc has three new appointments. Nicci du Plessis has been appointed as a Director in the Conveyancing and Property Department in the Cape Town office. Hlengiwe Skosana […]

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Constitutionally imperative: Ensuring public participation in the law-making process

Linda Nyati submits that the Freedom Charter declared that ‘the people shall govern’ (L Nyati ‘Public participation: What has the Constitutional Court given the public?’ (2008) 12 Law, Democracy & […]

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Ensuring justice: An urgent need for amendments to safeguard vulnerable witnesses testifying in open court

Victims of sexual offences bring with them to the courtroom the disturbing experience of abuse, violence, and family conflict. These experiences are traumatic with the result that these victims may […]

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