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On 15 August President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that South Africa will be moving to Alert Level 2 of the COVID-19 Risk Adjusted Strategy, which meant that restrictions will be relaxed […]

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Letters to the editor – September 2020

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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People and practices – September 2020

Compiled by Shireen Mahomed Obituary The Lebala family regret to announce the death of advocate Simmy Lebala, SC on 15 August. At the time of his death Mr Lebala had […]

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Legal practice management during and beyond COVID-19

The world is currently facing a huge challenge in the form of the COVID-19 pandemic. This situation presents many challenges and uncertainties, as well as new opportunities for businesses. It […]

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The certainty of legal technology in South African legal practice

The year 2020 will forever be remembered as representing the epitome of uncertainty and extraordinary times, and has seen the rapid market integration of legal technology across various industries, including […]

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Mental health and the workplace: The role of the employer

Mental health has been an issue that has been of concern for some time now, but since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic around the globe, attention to this issue […]

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Accounts receivable: Cash flow analysis

Cash is the lifeblood of business. Accounts receivable refers to the unpaid accounts for work done by the law firm. An analysis of the composition of these accounts reveals profound […]

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The circular definition: Sars’ civil judgment for recovery of tax debt

In a string of recent judgments dealing with the South African Revenue Service (Sars) appointing agents to collect outstanding tax debts, the case of Barnard Labuschagne Inc v SARS and […]

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Simultaneous or separate: A relook at Absa v Mokebe and the provision for hearing monetary judgment and executability applications simultaneously or separately

The execution process in South Africa (SA) has always followed five simple steps, namely – sending a letter of demand; serving a summons; granting a monetary court order; obtaining a […]

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The slow rise of women in the legal profession

By Patrick Bracher When I read that the United Kingdom (UK) is celebrating a centenary of women being able to enter the legal profession in 2020 it got me thinking […]

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