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Navigating the community service regulations for legal practitioners: Section 29 of the Legal Practice Act – part 2

This second article will briefly analyse the community service regulations, their implications and then make some concluding remarks and observations (see part one: Ilan Lax ‘Navigating the community service regulations […]

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TRC cases: Call for commission of inquiry

By Haroon Aziz The State Attorney in Pretoria (Ref: Mr S Khosa: 5107/2022/Z45) issued instructions for an ‘Opinion for National Prosecuting Authority concerning the TRC Component and TRC Prosecutions’ (6 […]

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Navigating road crash victim compensation: Are medical aid payments deductible?

Some road crash victim (RCV) compensation disputes are sometimes dealt with without referring to the Road Accident Fund Act 56 of 1996 (RAF Act) and/or older established authority (see for […]

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Summary of the Copyrights Amendment Bill: A looming threat to creativity and artist livelihoods

Since its introduction to the National Assembly on 12 May 2017, the Copyright Amendment Bill, 2017 has ignited extensive discussions across South Africa (SA), impacting the essence of copyright law, […]

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Law Society Mourns the Loss of Executive Director Tony Pillay

  The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) is deeply saddened to announce the sudden passing of its Executive Director, Tony Pillay. This tragic loss is felt keenly across the […]

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Navigating the community service regulations for legal practitioners: Section 29 of the Legal Practice Act

The imminent commencement of the obligation on practising and candidate legal practitioners (PLPs and CLPs) to render community service pursuant to s 29 of the Legal Practice Act 28 of […]

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Driving divorce: Navigating trusts as a vehicle for matrimonial asset division

While a family trust is often created for legitimate estate planning purposes, it is so that it ‘may turn out to be a handy vehicle for “divorce planning” because transferring […]

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Protecting refugees: Non-refoulement principle and the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town case

By Mpho Titong and Sipho Manuel  Section 22(12) and (13) of the Refugees Act 130 of 1998 were presented by the Refugees Amendment Act 11 of 2017, which came into […]

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LSSA AGM: Envisioning the future of the legal profession

The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) held its Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal on 19 and 20 April, under the theme ‘Envisioning the future […]

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South African economic trends and workplace mental health: Employer-employee responsibilities

By Kyle Bester and Prof Nombulelo Mabeka The economy from a global perspective has undergone multiple shifts, this includes the apparent change brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The World […]

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