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New legislation – May 2024

Legislation published from 18 March – 5 April 2024 By Shanay Sewbalas and Keagan Smith   Acts Agricultural Product Standards Amendment Act 12 of 2023 The date of commencement: 3 […]

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Employment law update – May 2024 – Section 197 transfer

In Katiso Transport and Logistics CC and Another v Eagle Liner Transport (Pty) Ltd and Others [2024] 3 BLLR 255 (LAC) the Labour Appeal Court (LAC) had to determine whether […]

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Recent articles and research – May 2024

Abbreviation Title Publisher Volume/issue ILJ Industrial Law Journal Juta (2024) 45.1 ITJ Insurance and Tax Journal LexisNexis (2024) 39.1 PER Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal North West University, Faculty of Law […]

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To admit or not: Case comment of Ex Parte Galela

On 1 November 2023, the Legal Practice Council (LPC) celebrated five years of its existence since the coming into effect of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014. It was […]

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Uniform Guidelines on conferral of Senior Attorney

On 13 March 2024, the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Ronald Lamola, published the Uniform Guidelines on conferral of Senior Attorney and Senior Counsel honours on eligible legal practitioners. […]

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Letters to the Editor – April 2024

PO Box 36626, Menlo Park 0102 Docex 82, Pretoria E-mail: derebus@derebus.org.za Fax (012) 362 0969 Letters are not published under noms de plume. However, letters from practising attorneys who make their identities […]

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A terminated mandate and premature execution: Lessons from the Patel case

Terminated mandates Clients enjoy the freedom to instruct a legal practitioner of their choice. This is recognised in the Code of Conduct for all Legal Practitioners, Candidate Legal Practitioners and […]

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Notes on drafting a plea

This article has been prepared with the intention to serve as a quick and ready guide in drafting a plea. They do not have, as LTC Harms puts it in […]

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No-fault breach of lease agreement

This article is intended to deal solely with rental housing provided by the state; and where it is regulated by a lease agreement; and rent has not been paid, due […]

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Advocating for participatory democracy through protest action in contemporary South Africa

An effective exercise of democracy requires that all individuals participate in and influence decision-making processes, including political processes or matters of governance. Even if individuals choose not to form or […]

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