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Res ipsa loquitur as a legal maxim in motor vehicle accidents

Litigation emanating from motor vehicle accidents are common in South African courts. Be it claims for damages, claims based on personal injuries, or matters appearing in our criminal courts. This […]

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Road Accident Fund regulations reviewed and set aside

On 27 November 2023, in the matter of Skhosana v Road Accident Fund (GJ) (unreported case no 58501/2021, 27-11-2023) (Hitchings AJ), the Road Accident Fund (RAF) who had failed to […]

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Confidentiality and privacy in arbitration proceedings

The South African International Arbitration Act 15 of 2017, provides for confidentiality of arbitration proceedings. In contrast thereto, the domestic Arbitration Act 42 of 1965, contains no reference to the […]

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The transition from the Johannesburg Interbank Average Rate to the South African Rand Overnight Index Average: An update on the legal journey

In 2018, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) formed the Market Practitioners Group (MPG) and, since then, has worked together with market participants, other regulators, and industry organisations to pursue […]

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Examining the South African case against Israel before the International Court of Justice

Recent legal developments at the ICJ It is the argument of this article that it is critical to first examine the pertinent international law principles relating to the structure and […]

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X marks the spot – what happens to Twitter’s IP now?

In July 2023, Elon Musk announced the rebranding of Twitter to X. X is one of the most popular social media platforms with 368 million monthly active users in 2024 […]

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Rational distinction debated on the Legal Practice Act

The Constitution serves as the supreme source of law in the country (see s 2), it equally serves as the foundation of all other laws that end up being promulgated […]

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Bills and bottles: Mediation and the rights of the unborn to maintenance

When a mother conceives an unborn child – she is not in terms of our domestic legislation in the Maintenance Act 99 of 1998 allowed to claim maintenance from the […]

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Unpacking the business rescue procedure: The importance of a cost-effective solution

By Claudious Nhemwa The Insolvency Act [Chapter 6:07] (the Act) introduced to Zimbabwean corporate law, a novelty in the form of corporate rescue (Metallon Gold Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd and Others […]

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Regulation of crypto assets in South Africa: Challenges and opportunities

   ‘Crypto-assets, and virtual currencies in particular, are in rapid development and tax policyaakers are still at an early stage in considering their implications … . To date, the tax […]

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