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Compiled by Shireen Mahomed Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr in Johannesburg has two new appointments.               Cox Yeats in Durban has three new promotions.     […]

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The new sectional title legislation – some noteworthy features of the ‘tricky trio’

By Tertius Maree When the Sectional Titles Act 66 of 1971 came into effect, South African law had, for the first time, recognised the concept of ‘vertical ownership’ of land, […]

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Preventing the wool being pulled over consumers’ eyes: The consumer goods and services industry code of conduct and ombud

By Justine Krige The draft consumer goods and services industry code of conduct was published for public comment on 3 October 2014. On 30 March, the final consumer goods and […]

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Finding free legal information on the internet

By Lydia Craemer and Meryl Federl This guide is based on a presentation given by Lydia Craemer at a workshop organised by the Organisation of South African Law Libraries (OSALL) […]

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Who’s got your back?

By Ann Bertelsmann It does not matter whether you are a candidate attorney, associate, single practitioner or a director in one of the larger law firms, you are always vulnerable […]

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How important is practice management?

By Vincent Faris There can be no doubt that the global economic meltdown impacted everyone in one way or another. Law firms too have not escaped the impact. My experience […]

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Ukuthwala: Is it all culturally relative?

By Diana Mabasa One of the fundamental ideals set out in the Preamble of the Constitution is the attainment of a society based on social justice. This ideal will remain […]

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Why are South African lawyers remaining in the dark with POPI?

By Mark Heyink The Internet: A massive force for good The Internet has revolutionised our society, changing our commercial and social activities far more rapidly than any changes in human […]

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Fight back and you might be found guilty: Putative self-defence

By Sherika Maharaj Putative self-defence has now been propelled into the South African limelight particularly due to the Oscar Pistorius trial and the defence strategy adopted by his legal team. […]

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Interested about the interest in debt? The in duplum rule revisited

By Kerron Edmunson The pronouncements of Madlanga J in the recent Constitutional Court case of Paulsen and Another v Slip Knot Investments 777 (Pty) Ltd 2015 (3) SA 479 (CC) […]

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