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High Court set aside conviction and sentence of a man represented by a candidate attorney due to not having a fair trial

Aziz v Director of Public Prosecutions and Others (GJ) (unreported case no 2023/012763, 12-1-2024) (Sidwell AJ) The Gauteng Local Division of the High Court in Johannesburg ordered an immediate release […]

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New legislation – April 2024

Legislation published from 12 February – 1 March 2024 By Shanay Sewbalas and Keagan Smith   Acts Customs and Excise Act 91 of 1964 The amendment of sch 1, 2 […]

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Employment law update – Runaway employee?

In Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union obo Judas v Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration and Others [2024] 2 BLLR 138 (LC), during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

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Recent articles and research – April 2024

Abbreviation Title Publisher Volume/issue ADRY African Disability Rights Yearbook Pretoria University Law Press (PULP) (2023) 11 AJCCL African Journal of Comparative Constitutional Law Juta (2021) Fundamina Fundamina   Juta (2023) […]

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De Rebus: The legal practitioner’s educational journal

The De Rebus journal has been in existence for the past 68 years in different formats. Since its first issue, the journal has evolved with the times in terms of […]

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Letters to the Editor – March 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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BRICS Legal Forum welcomes the inclusion of new states as proposed by the BRICS Summit 2023

‘The Legal Forum is committed to fostering the Rule of Law in BRICS countries, while supporting the development and growth of our collective societies, which are built on the foundation […]

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Pretoria Attorneys Association Conference on Consolidated Practice Directive 1 of 2024

By Kevin O’Reilly The Pretoria Attorneys Association (PAA) held a Conference on the Gauteng Division Consolidated Practice Directive 1 of 2024 on 16 February 2024. Chairperson of the PAA, Vijayta […]

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Cyber breaches: Human element remains by far the biggest vulnerability

By Rob Rafferty I was sitting in a client’s reception, paging through an October 2022 edition of De Rebus, when my eye caught a well written article ‘The need for […]

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Due care and cyber security prevention practices

By Rob Rafferty In my previous article, I discussed the false sense of security when it comes to cyber insurance, and the need to complement such insurance with certain prevention […]

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