James Peron

The pitfalls of over-regulation: Incentives, schemes, and unintended consequences

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Regulations and rules are not necessarily bad things; it all depends on what they do and how they are enforced. The problem is the...
freedom under law

Freedom Under Law concerned by reported shortcomings in Constitutional Court record-keeping

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The Constitutional Court’s electronic case management and filing systems are vital to its functioning. The justices and their staff are entitled to the best available...
Free Market Foundation

Protectionism hits the legal profession

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It is not uncommon for a fledgling domestic industry to lobby its government to legislate in its favor and shield it from competition with...
SA Judiciary

Directive for the Family Court in the Johannesburg High Court

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OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY JUDGE PRESIDENT (HIGH COURT OF SOUTH AFRICA, GAUTENG DIVISION, JOHANNESBURG) OFFICE 1210 Telephone number:  011 335 0116/011 335 0162 / 011 335...
Judge slams RAF for being stupid

Judge slams Road Accident Fund for “plain stupidity”

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The Road Accident Fund (RAF) got a tongue-lashing from the Western Cape High Court on Thursday for attempting to rescind and set aside almost...
Louis van Vuren CEO FISA

Court case on unworthiness to inherit – Smit v Master of the High Court,...

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The applicant (Z) is the widow of a murdered wine farmer (S) who was shot and killed in the dining room of the house...
Disputes Resolution in Africa

Herbert Smith Freehills Guide on Disputes Resolution in Africa Finds disputes increasingly handled ‘onshore’

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Increasingly, disputes involving African parties are being resolved in Africa, through regional African arbitral institutions or local courts, rather than through foreign litigation or...
No to Vaccine and fired CCMA

Employee Refuses to Vaccinate and CCMA Upholds Employer’s Decision to Suspend Employee

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On 25 January 2022, the CCMA issued its second decision relating to mandatory vaccination policies in the workplace. It is clear from the evidence presented...
Bridget King of DLA Piper

Bank resolution – latest guidance on stays applicable to distressed banks

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South Africa will soon implement a new bank resolution and recovery framework. Previously, banks in financial distress might have become subject to curatorship under...
Will

Assist With Will and also Benefit ?

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Mr Van Heerden had been in poor health and called on a friend to help him draft a will, which had a schedule of...
Nicolene Schoeman-Louw

The Ethics Around the Hopeless Case

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As attorneys, we are approached by clients regularly with various issues and disputes. The duties of legal professionals are regulated by the rules of...
Covid Vaccines in the workplace

Vaccine taker vs vaccine naysayer: What does this mean for the workplace?

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The line between employee rights and workplace safety is becoming increasingly blurred in a world where vax meets anti-vax The COVID-19 vaccine debate has never...