For most people, buying a house is something they may do three or four times in their lifetime. In the intervening years, processes and procedures change, or buyers and sellers simply forget the sequence of events that has to happen to successfully complete a property transfer. However, the sector’s...
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With Open Access Week commemorated in the month of October, The University of KwaZulu-Natal Library services in partnership with Sabinet launched the UKZN Open Access Journals on the OJS by Sabinet system. UKZN Library is renowned for its diverse range of academic and general expertise books, and accredited journals. The University...
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Sabinet takes immense pride in announcing the expansion of Coherent Digital’s inaugural South African Magazines digital collection within South Africa and Africa. This extraordinary compilation presents a unique digitised collection of rare, historical, and out-of-copyright magazines. The collection brings together nearly 50 000 pages of historically significant magazines, written and...
Savoi v National Prosecuting Authority ZACC 38 CONSTITUTION – Fair public hearing – In camera proceedings Applicants seeking permanent stay of prosecution – Contending documents seized by State in violation of legal professional privilege – Seeking to have contested documents considered in camera – High Court finding that applicants failed to...
Gentle Reader This is my last newsletter for the year – 14 days hence most of my colleagues will take a two-week holiday. Serious news wanes at that time of the year with human interest stories predominating. Have a great break and enjoy the festive season. RegardsDaan ~ News: RAF (surely the newsmaker of the...
In Case of ‘Real Lawyers Against A Robot Lawyer,’ Federal Court Dismisses Law Firm’s Suit Against DoNotPay for Unauthorized Law Practice. In what it described as a case pitting “real lawyers against a robot lawyer,” a federal court in Illinois has dismissed a law firm’s suit against the self-help legal...
Mpumalanga 1. Purpose: To notify clients and conveyancers of arrangements regarding the provisioning of information, and the registration of deeds and documents during December 2023 and January 2024. 2. Lodgement of deeds: The clients are encouraged to lodge deeds daily in accordance with the office practice and procedures. Deeds and documents lodged by...
Akzonobel Coatings International v Dumax Paints ZAFSHC 450 INTELLECTUAL – Trademark – Paints and varnishes Reputation of established mark DULUX – Respondents being new entrant into market and using name DUMAX – Similarities in pronunciation – Respondents pirating the product of years of invention to reap the fruits sown by the...
Innovative entrepreneurs advance with €10,000 in funding and a curated networking tour to Ireland The Embassy of Ireland in South Africa, in partnership with Wits University’s Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and Dogpatch Labs Ireland is thrilled to announce...
At the 13th Annual FISA Conference held at the Sandton Convention Centre on 17 October, the annual FISA Chairperson’s Award was handed to Ms Henda Kleingeld, in recognition of her significant and major contribution to the fiduciary profession. Ms Kleingeld holds the degrees BCom (Law), LLB and LLM, as well...
One of the most exciting aspects of AI in law is the potential it offers smaller, more specialised law firms to compete with the big players. Generative AI will reduce the manpower advantage of big law firms, leveling the playing field across the industry. This greater competition will help to...
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News: · Prisoners are now allowed (modem-less) laptops in cells per the SCA. · TIA: the State Attorney has to recover legal costs from Nummawan before May 2024 lest its claim prescribes; no bets accepted on whether this will be seen through. · I was quite interested to read that banks have...
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"Legal professionals are obviously very highly trained people," she says. "But the reality is, they are spending a huge portion of their time reviewing . It can take up to an hour for someone to review a non-disclosure agreement. There can be hundreds of these documents every day." Now,...
In the digital age, where the online presence of businesses plays a pivotal role in their success, small law firms can no longer afford to overlook the importance of a modern and up-to-date website. Among the various platforms available,...
I can’t type the word “website” without careful and focused attention on the order of every letter. I just can’t. I type like a machine gun, so by the time I’ve misspelled w-e-s-b-i-t-e for the 900th time, I’m already...
The truth is, most lawyers, most professionals of all stripes, aren’t very good on LinkedIn. We are, at best, C+ LinkedIn students. But, because the platform naturally elevates and amplifies all the A and B students, it can feel...
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