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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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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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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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