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Amardien and Others v Registrar of Deeds and Others (Women’s Legal Trust Amicus Curiae) 2019 (2) BCLR 193 (CC) In the case of Amardien and Others v Registrar of Deeds […]

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New legislation – July 2019

Legislation published from 2 – 31 May 2019 Commencement of Acts Financial Sector Regulation Act 9 of 2017, ss 2(a) and (c), 3(c), 17, 20, 21(b), 24, 39 and 42. […]

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Employment law Update – Discrimination for false allegations of racism and insubordination

In Legal Aid South Africa v Mayisela and Others [2019] 5 BLLR 421 (LAC), the Labour Appeal Court (LAC) had to determine whether an employee’s dismissal for false allegations of […]

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Employment law Update – Limitations on awarding protected promotions

Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality and Another v SALGBC and Others (LC) (unreported case no JR369/15, 10-5-2019) (Whitcher J). Having worked for the applicant municipality for 15 years, during which time he […]

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What is the ‘voice of the child’ and why should we adhere to it?

The participation of a child in matters affecting them in a divorce or separation is mandatory according to the Children’s Act 38 of 2005 (the Children’s Act). The ‘best interest […]

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Recent articles and research – July 2019

By Meryl Federl Accessing articles from publishers For LexisNexis articles contact: customercare@lexisnexis.co.za for the publication details. For individual journal articles pricing and orders from Juta contact Philippa van Aardt at pvanaardt@juta.co.za. For journal […]

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The new head of the Investigating Directorate introduced

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP), advocate Shamila Batohi, introduced the new head of the Investigating Directorate in the office of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), […]

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People and practices – June 2019

Compiled by Shireen Mahomed Kekana Hlatshwayo Radebe Inc in Johannesburg has five promotions. Norton Rose Fulbright in Johannesburg have re-appointed Mbali Mavundla as a senior associate in the banking and […]

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Have your say on legal costs

In the March editorial ‘Show me the money: A discussion on access to justice v legal fees’ in 2019 (March) DR 3, I wrote a report on a meeting that […]

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Makate v Vodacom: Intellectual property in mist of a contractual dispute

The case between Makate and Vodacom (Makate v Vodacom Ltd 2016 (4) SA 121 (CC)) is mostly categorised as a contractual dispute. The case stems from an oral agreement, for […]

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