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Ante-nuptial contracts: The fine print of love

The month of February is synonymous with romance and roses as Valentine's Day takes centre stage once again. Often, in this heady state of love and romance, newly engaged couples shy away from discussing how exactly their finances and assets will be managed to their detriment...

By Nayna Cara 14 Feb 2020

Sexual offences courts' regulations finally gazetted

The long awaited regulations for sexual offences courts were signed and will be gazetted this week. On Thursday, Advocate Praise Kambula from the department confirmed that the regulations had been signed but said they were yet to set a date for implementation...

By Barbara Maregele 6 Feb 2020

SIU investigation leads to closure of Master's Offices

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola on Monday announced a countrywide shutdown of the Master's Offices...

4 Feb 2020

SA wins International School Moot Court Competition

South Africa's team of eight students have won the 5th International School Moot Court Competition, which concluded in Gdynia in Poland on Friday, 31 January 2020...

3 Feb 2020

Why compliance is the cornerstone to every business' success?

Compliance is something that affects all businesses in all industries. Regardless of whether you are a large enterprise or a small startup...

7 Jan 2020

#BestofBiz 2019: Legal

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Legal site over the past year below...

17 Dec 2019

Undocumented learners must be admitted, court finds

The Eastern Cape High Court has ruled that all learners may be conditionally admitted to public schools despite not having all documentation...

13 Dec 2019

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Issued by Microsoft 2 Dec 2019

Committee resolves not to restore Adv Jiba to office

The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services has resolved not to restore Advocate Nomgcobo Jiba and Advocate Lawrence Mrwebi to office...

28 Nov 2019

Taxi violence commission now accepting evidence

The Commission of Inquiry into Taxi Violence in Gauteng is accepting any information that may be relevant to the matters it is tasked with looking into...

27 Nov 2019

Back to basics: Administrative authorities vs. Courts of Law

In April 2018, the Constitutional Court in South Africa handed down a succinct judgment in which it held that an administrative authority's interpretation of legislation is not persuasive authority without more...

By JJ Van der Walt 25 Nov 2019

President appoints new judges

Fifteen judges have been appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa, to various divisions of the High Court...

19 Nov 2019

Court to hear CoCT's plea to buy power from sources other than Eskom

On 11 and 12 May 2020, the City of Cape Town will ask the Court for a declaratory order that will enable it to choose the type of power that it provides. Currently, it is determined that the City must procure its electricity from Eskom...

15 Nov 2019

Public protector taken to court over Prasa corruption report

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's report into the Passenger Rail Association of SA has been taken on review in the Gauteng High Court. Activist group #UniteBehind accused her last week of writing a negligent report...

By Drew Wayland 5 Nov 2019

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