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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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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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Distinguishing between common assault and intent to inflict grievous bodily harm

By Andrew Jeffrey Swarts The crime of common assault and assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm is sometimes one of small margins. In simplifying the crime, the […]

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Human rights are a universal language that everyone should understand

In the July feature article we profile Dr Eileen Carter of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC). She was born in Somerset West, grew up mostly in Kimberley, where […]

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Aligning Magistrates’ Courts Rule 72 with Uniform Rule 41A(2)

The Rules Board for Courts of Law (Rules Board) is considering aligning rule 72 of the Rules Regulating the Conduct of the Proceedings of the Magistrates’ Courts of South Africa […]

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Broken promises: The courts’ approach to a breach of promise to marry

By Nozipho Ndebele ‘Our courts, on the whole, do not look with much favour on the breach of promise actions, and it has been suggested that they have no place […]

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Should mediation in terms of rule 41A be mandatory?

By Daniël Eloff ‘Who steals my purse steals trash. ‘Tis something, nothing; “Twas mine, ‘tis his, and has been slave to thousands. But he that filches from me my good […]

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Help is available to legal practitioners

It goes without saying that the COVID-19 pandemic added to the woes of an already ailing worldwide socio-economic system. The effects of the pandemic are felt till today, more so […]

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Municipal tender processes: Deviations, criminal liability, and the strength of the Municipal Finance Management Act

The frequent deviation from standard tender procurement processes by government departments or entities, is often an early symptom of corruption, malfeasance, or poor planning by procurement function (Allpay Consolidated Investment […]

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Conventions and treaties: Conforming with the principles of justice and international law

By Haroon Aziz Former president of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Joan E Donoghue, delivered on 26 January 2024 a majority six-point Order that should be implemented by powerful […]

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