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Master’s office saga: End in sight

On 20 October 2023, the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) appeared before the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services to voice legal practitioners’ concerns over the issues experienced […]

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Letters to the Editor – January/February 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 […]

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After hours bail applications and the availability of detectives at police stations

The Criminal Law Committee of the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) is interested in knowing if the following remains a nationwide concern: Do legal practitioners find it challenging to […]

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Construction mafia impose a serious threat to South Africa

Construction mafias are currently targeting infrastructure development, business entities and construction sites by extortion (Okuhle Hlati ‘Bid for special police unit to tackle “construction mafia” welcomed’ (www.iol.co.za, accessed 2-12-2023)). The […]

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Extending the right of social insurance to migrant domestic workers in South Africa

‘Social insurance provides financial assistance for persons who have become unemployed as a result of illness, maternity, dismissal, retrenchment, occupational injury, occupational diseases and for survivors in the event of […]

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The Law Reports – January/February 2024

November 2023 (6) South African Law Reports (pp 1 – 325); November 2023 (2) South African Criminal Law Reports (pp 427 – 540) This column discusses judgments as and when […]

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Eskom to produce sufficient supply of electricity as ordered by the court

United Democratic Movement and Others v Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd and Others (GP) (unreported case no 005779/2023; 003615/2023; 022464/2023, 1-12-2023) (Davis J) The Gauteng Division of the High Court in […]

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Conversion of the status of a legal practitioner

South African Legal Practice Council v Alves and Others 2021 (4) SA 158 (SCA) The Legal Practice Council (LPC) plays a pivotal role in the lives of legal practitioners and […]

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Books for lawyers: Principles of Evidence

By PJ Schwikkard and TB Mosaka Cape Town: Juta (2023) 5th edition Price: R 950 (including VAT) 856 pages (eBook) The Principles of Evidence was first published in 1997 with […]

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New legislation – January/February 2024

Legislation published from 23 November – 14 December 2023 By Shanay Sewbalas and Keagan Smith   Acts Customs and Excise Act 91 of 1964 The amendment to part 1 of […]

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