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People and practices – January/February 2024

Compiled by Kevin O’Reilly Garlicke & Bousfield Inc in La Lucia Ridge has appointed Aldine Armstrong as an Executive Consultant in the Environmental Law Department. All People and practices submissions […]

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Employment law update – January/February 2024

In Epibiz (Pty) Ltd v Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration and Others [2023] 11 BLLR 1188 (LC), the employee was employed by Epibiz (Pty) Ltd (the Company) in the […]

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Recent articles and research – January/February 2024

  Abbreviation Title Publisher Volume/issue Acta Juridica Acta Juridica Juta (2023) BTCLQ Business Tax and Company Law Quarterly Juta (2023) 14.4  ILJ Industrial Law Journal Juta (2023) 44.4 JCCLP Journal […]

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Letters to the Editor – December 2023

  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 […]

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Environmental and Climate Justice Committee meeting summary

By Kevin O’Reilly The Law Society of South Africa’s (LSSA) Environmental and Climate Justice Committee (the Committee) met on 8 November 2023 to discuss a number of issues within its […]

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Firm structures: Division of tasks is not immunity from risks

Law firms commonly implement internal structures aimed at meeting their peculiar requirements. The structures may include rules for the admission of partners (directors in the case of incorporated firms) and […]

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The billable hour dilemma: Time to reconsider legal billing practices

By Nicholaas Smuts The legal profession has long relied on the billable hour as the standard method for charging clients. Lawyers meticulously track their working hours, and clients are subsequently […]

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Ponder before posting, as you may not have the right to be forgotten

There are two approaches that continue to define the global and South African media landscapes, namely, social media and citizen journalism. In its basic form, social media include platforms, such […]

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The law reports – December 2023

September [2023] 3 All South African Law Reports (pp 613 – 921); October [2023] 4 All South African Law Reports (pp 1 – 276); September – October 2023 Judgments Online […]

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Court issues stern warning and deterrent order in police brutality judgment

Xaba and Another v Minister of Police (NWM) (unreported case no 788/2021; 789/2021, 31-8-2023) (Morgan AJ) ‘Our strength will come not from the sharpness of our spears, but from our […]

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