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From pilot project to more than just a legal education institution

The LSSA’s School for Legal Practice celebrates a quarter century of training candidate practitioners Compiled by Barbara Whittle and Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele In 1988 the Council of the then Association of […]

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The lazy man’s suretyship: Are unlimited debts of limited application?

By Robert dos Santos Due to the extensive use of suretyship agreements within South Africa, certain terms have become standardised through years of repeated application. It is questionable, however, whether […]

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Outsourcing by legal practitioners

By the Financial Forensic Investigations Unit of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund Outsourcing of services, products or functions has become prevalent in today’s contemporary business. This practice has proven to be […]

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Perspective on EAOs – A problem or an abuse?

      By Arnoud van den Bout It is wise to first obtain the context of a problem before calling for corrective action in the form of stricter legislation […]

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Examining s 40 of the Mental Health Care Act: Unlawful arrest and detention

  By Moffat Ndou Violence committed by individuals with mental illness is a problem in the community. It was foreseeable that the legislature would introduce measures intended to prevent such […]

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Calculating medical negligence costs

  By Rina Pienaar and Antoine van Gelder When dealing with a claim for future medical expenses in a personal injury claim, one finds that future medical expenses are sometimes […]

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Elevating culpa to crime

By Safia Karriem It is trite law that mens rea (either dolus or culpa) is an indispensable element for a crime that pertains to the infliction of bodily harm. This […]

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The law reports

July 2015 (4) South African Law Reports (pp 1 – 328); [2015] 2 All South African Law Reports June no 1 (pp 517 – 656); and no 2 (pp 657 […]

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Illicit outflow of capital from South Africa eliminated by statutory duties placed on directors

Kukama v Lobelo and Others (GSJ) (unreported case no 38587/2011, 12-4-2012) (Tshabalala J) By Muhammad Patel In this article a simple illustration is first given of the concepts of semi-privatisation […]

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Launching business rescue applications in liquidation proceedings – (successfully) flogging a dead horse?

Richter v Absa Bank Limited (SCA) (unreported case no 20181/2014, 1-6-2015) (Mhlantla, Leach, Pillay JJA, Fourie and Dambuza AJJA) By Bouwer van Niekerk A potentially far-reaching decision regarding the launching […]

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