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Optional features in a patent claim

By Yogani Naicker In patent law, the claims of the patent define the scope of protection afforded to a patentee, and for this reason the claims must ‘define with clarity […]

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Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor 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 […]

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Erratum

In the case note ‘Subdivision – end of the road? Options to purchase subdivision of agricultural land’ (2015 (Dec) DR 46) the following error was brought to our attention: ‘In […]

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Admission dates for 2016

  Admission examination: 16 August 17 August Conveyancing examination: 11 May 7 September Notarial examination: 8 June 19 October This article was first published in De Rebus in 2016 (March) DR 9.

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People and practices

Compiled by Shireen Mahomed Marais Muller Yekiso in Cape Town have changed the firm’s name to Marais Muller Hendricks Attorneys. Clive Hendricks, a director on the management committee specialises in employment […]

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Non-profit companies and public companies: There are no longer ‘late proxies’

By Hennie Welgemoed In the matter between R du Plessis Barry v Clearwater Estates NPC and Others (GP) (unreported case no 82306/2014, 13-11-2015) (Van der Westhuizen, AJ), it was decided […]

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Legal forensic education: Crossing the divide between law and science

By Dr Tapiwa Shumba In an adversarial system such as ours, the administration of justice relies heavily on the acumen and knowledge of legal representatives. This insight is dependent on […]

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Technology: A necessary tool

By the prosecutions and the financial forensic units of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund In today’s world, technology is changing so fast that attorneys can never catch up and from a […]

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When does a business rescue practitioner become functus officio?

Landosec (Pty) Ltd t/a Lasertech v McLaren (ECP) (unreported case no 2231/2015, 3-11-2015) (Smith J) By Bouwer van Niekerk and Harold Smit Does a business rescue practitioner (BRP) become functus […]

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New Legislation

Legislation published from 30 December 2015 – 29 January 2016   Selected list of delegated legislation   Agricultural Pests Act 36 of 1983 Amendment of regulations. GN R67 GG39627/29-1-2016. Amendment […]

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