October 14, 2021 In News, Noteworthy Cases & Recent Work

DISAPPEARED WITHOUT A TRACE? THE EMPLOYER’S OBLIGATION IN CASE OF DESERTION

Desertion is when an employee is absent from his or her place of work and does not appear to have any intention of returning to the workplace… a tricky circumstance for employers to navigate. Although…

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ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION: PROCEED WITH CAUTION

With the Cybercrimes Bill having been passed, South Africans should be more watchful of the electronic messages they send. The Bill aims to impose penalties on cybercrimes, to criminalise the distribution of harmful data messages,…

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THE JUDGEMENT OF VAN DER MERWE V DRENCHED BOXING (PTY) LTD

This matter is about the return date of a rule nisi for the granting of a final interdict. The Applicants in this matter are occupants of a building in Cape Town, and the First Respondent,…

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ISLAMIC LAW IN SOUTH AFRICA

Political changes in South Africa have had a big impact on the country’s judicial system. This is especially noticeable in the attitude of our judiciary towards Islamic law.

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DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE

The growing need to reform our current legislation that protects individuals from discrimination in the workplace has resulted in proposed changes to the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act.

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MARRIAGE OFFICERS NO LONGER ALLOWED TO OBJECT TO SAME-SEX MARRIAGES

Marriage officers are not longer allowed to object to a same-sex marriage based on the couples sexuality.

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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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