What land expropriation without compensation will mean for homeowners in South Africa

Members of parliament met last week to discuss the long-awaited draft bill on land expropriation without compensation. With the draft bill set to be published for public comment in the coming weeks, there has been some fear-mongering on social media platforms suggesting that the proposed law will lead to Zimbabwe-like …

Personal Injury? Talk To Us…

If you’ve sustained an injury in a Gauteng accident, we can help to make sure that you are fairly compensated. Contact us today to schedule consultation and learn about the benefits of filing a personal injury claim. We will explain your rights as an accident victim and answer any questions …

Labour law v the law of contract and the Constitution as amicus curiae?

Universal Church of the Kingdom of God v Myeni and Others (2015) 36 ILJ 2832 (LAC) By Romano Ismail The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (the appellant), appointed Mr Myeni (the third respondent) as a pastor. Consequently, the third respondent signed two documents titled ‘Regulations for Pastors’, and …

Maintenance Act: May the prosecution decline to prosecute a s 31(1) matter?

By Marlene Lamprecht Section 31(1) of the Maintenance Act 99 of 1998 creates the offence of failing to make payment in accordance with a maintenance order. Section 31(1) states: ‘Subject to the provisions of subsection (2), any person who fails to make any particular payment in accordance with a maintenance …

Road Accident Fund ‘direct claims’ versus public interest

By Gert Nel The Road Accident Fund (RAF) proudly runs a campaign called ‘RAF on the Road’, which forms part of the RAF’s marketing campaign and is aimed at encouraging the public to claim directly from the RAF. The programme has won a number of accolades, including the Department of …

The risky business of a business rescue practitioner

By Rico van der Merwe and Melandie Buitendag The concept of business rescue was introduced into South African corporate law through the enactment of ch 6 of the Companies Act 71 of 2008 (the Companies Act) and is similar to judicial management contained in the old Companies Act 61 of …

ATTORNEYS TO BE THE EYES AND EARS OF CITIZENS BY OBSERVING THE 7 MAY 2014 NATIONAL ELECTIONS

PRESS RELEASE 24 April 2014: For immediate release The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) has set up an observer team of 275 attorneys and candidate attorneys to observer the National Elections on 7 May 2014. ‘They will serve as the eyes and ears of our citizens,’ say LSSA Co-Chairpersons …