October 23, 2020 In News, Noteworthy Cases & Recent Work

THE IMPORTANCE OF A WILL

In South Africa, unlike other jurisdictions, we enjoy the privilege of freedom of testation. This allows us to choose to whom and how we wish to bequeath our estate after we die. Individuals work hard…

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October 2, 2020 In News, Noteworthy Cases & Recent Work

SMART CONTRACTS

A[1]  “smart contract” is a computer code which automatically self-executes terms of an agreement. The code can either be a sole manifestation of the agreement between the parties or it could be used to compliment…

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October 2, 2020 In News, Noteworthy Cases & Recent Work

REGULATION 18(2) TO THE BIRTHS AND DEATHS REGISTRATION ACT NO. 51 OF 1992 DECLARED UNCONSTITUTIONAL

On 24 January 2020, the Western Cape High Court handed down judgment in Grant Cotton and Leonardo Witbooi v The Minister of Home Affairs and The Director-General: Department of Home Affairs. The case concerned the…

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October 2, 2020 In News, Noteworthy Cases & Recent Work

LITIGATION PRIVILEGE

Confidentiality is an indispensable element within our adversarial legal system. It is a legal practitioner’s duty to conserve communication between himself and his client. It should be noted that confidentiality differs from the doctrine of…

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