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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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People and practices – April 2024

Garlicke & Bousfield Inc has three new appointments. Nicci du Plessis has been appointed as a Director in the Conveyancing and Property Department in the Cape Town office. Hlengiwe Skosana […]

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The law reports – April 2024

January [2024] 1 All South African Law Reports (pp 1 – 331); February [2024] 1 All South African Law Reports (pp 333 – 614); Judgments online – January 2024 This […]

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A successful contempt of court application protects the paramountcy of the best interests of the child

BMGS v MBS and Others (GP) (unreported case no 26675/2022, 8-1-2024) (Phahlane J) On 8 January 2024, Phahlane J sitting in the Gauteng Division of the High Court in Pretoria […]

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Consent as a requirement in customary marriages

Mashisane v Mhlauli (SCA) (unreported case no 903/2022, 14-12-2023) (Weiner JA (Mbatha, Mothle, Hughes JJA and Keightley AJA concurring)) ‘Culture is not just a set of customs; it’s a vital […]

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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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