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Have your say on legal costs

In the March editorial ‘Show me the money: A discussion on access to justice v legal fees’ in 2019 (March) DR 3, I wrote a report on a meeting that […]

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The law reports – June 2019

April 2019 (2) South African Law Reports (pp 329 – 658); February [2019] 1 All South African Law Reports (pp 291 – 584); March [2019] 1 All South African Law […]

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LLB graduates from private institutions are qualified to enter professional legal practice

Independent Institute of Education (Pty) Ltd v The KwaZulu-Natal Law Society and Others (KZP) (unreported case no 9090/18, 22-2-2019) (Sibiya AJ) In this significant judgment, the applicant was the Independent […]

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Inaugural meeting of the LSSA’s House of Constituents

By Nomfundo Jele The control of the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) vests in the House of Constituents (HoC). The HoC as the governance structure, determines the policies, strategy […]

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Symptoms of a state in gradual collapse discussed at NADEL conference

By Mapula Sedutla and Kgomotso Ramotsho The National Association of Democratic Lawyers (NADEL) held its policy conference and annual general meeting (AGM) from 14 to 16 March in Johannesburg. The […]

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Conveyancing examinations: A source of gatekeeping?

Conveyancing examinations were a hot topic of discussion at both the recently held Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) and National Association of Democratic Lawyers (NADEL) annual conferences. At issue […]

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Does the life of a rule nisi automatically extend on postponement of return date?

This article is set to deal with the following – the status of a rule nisi order after postponement of return date without a court order dealing with the life […]

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The law reports – May 2019

March 2019 (2) South African Law Reports (pp 1 – 328); [2019] 1 All South African Law Reports February (pp 291 – 584); [2019] All South African Law Reports April […]

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2018 prize winners for best articles in De Rebus

By Kgomotso Ramotsho Pretoria legal practitioner, Gert Nel, has won the LexisNexis prize for the best article published in De Rebus by a practising legal practitioner. Mr Nel’s article ‘Decoding […]

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Do you have insurance for cybercrime?

The Legal Practitioners’ Indemnity Insurance Fund NPC (LPIIF) – previously named the Attorneys Insurance Indemnity Fund NPC – has since 1 July 2016 excluded insurance cover for cybercrime related claims. […]

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