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Traditional Courts Bill raises concerns

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services (the committee) expressed concerns regarding the time it took to draft the current version of the Traditional Courts Bill […]

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Law graduate became a petrol attendant to complete his studies

By Kgomotso Ramotsho University of Johannesburg (UJ) graduate and candidate legal practitioner, Tsatseng Rantsho’s dream came true when he was awarded a bursary to study law after he matriculated. He […]

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Notyesi and Barnard elected Co-chairpersons to lead LSSA in year of critical change for the legal profession

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele Mthatha attorney, Mvuzo Notyesi, and Somerset West attorney, Ettienne Barnard, were elected Co-chairpersons of the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) at its annual general meeting held […]

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BLA elects NEC

By Mapula Sedutla The Black Lawyers Association (BLA) reconvened the Elective Special General Meeting on 3 March in Durban. The special meeting was held to complete the adjourned Elective Annual […]

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Uniformed PVT discussed at Legal Education Conference

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) in collaboration with Monash South Africa, hosted a conference on 1 and 2 March in Johannesburg, under the theme ‘From […]

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Minister Masutha confident in new Sheriffs Board

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Michael Masutha, has appointed new members to the South African Board for Sheriffs. According to the statement released by the […]

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CIPC to re-examine how it approves company names

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Companies Tribunal held a Company Name Disputes seminar on the 16 February in Johannesburg. Among the speakers was the Commissioner of the Companies and Intellectual Property […]

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LSSA information session roadshows kick-start dialogue on a new representative professional body for practitioners

By Barbara Whittle Practitioners attending the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) roadshows across the country have indicated their support for the continuation of the LSSA for a three-year transitional […]

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LSSA welcomes SADC Tribunal judgment as a victory for all South Africans

By Barbara Whittle The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) has welcomed the judgment on 1 March by the Gauteng Division of the High Court in Pretoria relating to the […]

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ADF will still exist in the new dispensation

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Attorneys Development Fund (ADF), held its annual general meeting (AGM) on 6 February in Johannesburg. Chairperson of the ADF, Nomahlubi Khwinana, said the portfolio and finances […]

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