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28 January 2015
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16 Jan 2015
Je suis Charlie ou Je ne suis pas Charlie: Looked through the section 16 lens
The recent French terrorist attacks on the publication Charlie Hebdo has been a source of controversy around the world. Human lives were lost because certain people resorted to violence over a...
21 Oct 2014
The Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014: in force but not effect
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INTRODUCTION The much contested Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 (“the Act”) is as of 22 September 2014 now in force and effect, well, not actually. The Act is to take effect in staggered stages as...
29 Aug 2014
The Hotly Debated Case of Cool Ideas 1186 CC v Hubbard and Another [2014] ZACC 16
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Introduction Cool Ideas 1186 CC v Hubbard and Another [2014] ZACC 16 (“Cool Ideas”) is an interesting case that touches on aspects of arbitration, contract, unjustified enrichment, legislation,...
28 Aug 2014
Legal notices: A time for change?
The wheels of justice are often criticised for turning far too slowly. This article examines the use of newspapers and the Government Gazette in advertisements of legal notices specifically that of...
06 Aug 2014
Arbitration: an overview
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Introduction: Arbitration, in a nutshell, is a form of alternative dispute resolution in which the parties approach a third party for the hearing of the dispute, the weighing of evidence and the...
10 Jun 2014
The importance of receiving a Section 129 letter from credit providers
South Africa’s economy was high on the agenda of President Zuma’s inauguration address. He outlined plans to bolster the economy. Many experts state that South Africans do not save enough and are...
05 Jun 2014
Mining and the environment: the inescapable case of Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd v Regional Director: Free State Department of Water Affairs
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Introduction Mining in South Africa is a prosperous endeavour. But with great reward comes great risk. And there is no industry more perilous and fraught with disaster than the mining industry. Not...
04 Apr 2014
Paying Mineral Royalties: the changes brought about by the recent amendment to the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty Act 28 of 2008
Introduction The coming into force of the Mineral and Petroleum Resource Development Act 28 of 2002 (“MPRDA”) has brought about drastic changes to the mining industry and with change comes...
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