Legal Trends 2019



State capture commission set to resume

The hearings of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into allegations of State capture, corruption and fraud in the public sector, including organs of State, is set to resume on Wednesday...

15 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: AI is a game-changer for the legal industry

The drive to do business faster, more efficiently and with less risk, enhancing client experience and improving service delivery, is not unique to law...

By Cathy Truter and Tammy Beira 8 Jan 2019

In-house legal spend shifts toward technology

Heading into 2019, corporate legal departments expect to spend less on outside counsel but more on legal IT systems and software...

2 Jan 2019

#BestofBiz 2018: Legal

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2018 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...

18 Dec 2018

Zuma must pay own legal costs, Presidency notes judgment

The Gauteng North High Court has ruled on the personal legal costs of former President Jacob Zuma...

14 Dec 2018

Dti welcomes judgment on interest rate regulations

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has welcomed the Supreme Court of Appeal's decision to dismiss the application of MFSA challenging the regulations reducing the interest rate on short-term loans...

10 Dec 2018

Shamila Batohi is the new NDPP

Career Advocate Shamila Batohi has been appointed as the new National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP)...

5 Dec 2018

Court orders SASSA to pay grants into accounts chosen by beneficiaries

The Pretoria High Court on Wednesday, 28 November 2018, handed down an interim order requiring the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) to pay social grants into accounts chosen by grant beneficiaries...

29 Nov 2018

Child Justice Amendment Bill moves to NCOP

The National Assembly has given the thumbs-up to the Child Justice Amendment Bill, which, once passed into law, will raise the age at which a child can be held criminally liable from 10 to 12 years...

28 Nov 2018

NDPP selection panel names five candidate

Shamila Batohi, Siyabulela Mapoma, Simphiwe Mlotshwa, Rodney de Kock and Andrea Johnson are in the running for the top job at the National Prosecuting Authority...

19 Nov 2018

NDPP interviews underway at Union Buildings

The interviews for the shortlisted candidates for the position of the next National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) have begun this morning...

14 Nov 2018

NDPP shortlisted candidates announced

The 12 candidates who have a shot at being the next National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) have been revealed...

12 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: Easy access to criminal records, identity verifications

MyImprint, a tech startup that provides easy access to criminal record and identity verifications, is the first of its kind to innovate a digital consent verification system in South Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 12 Nov 2018

Why it took 49 years for Raymond Suttner to get his Masters

Professor Raymond Suttner - an academic and former political prisoner - will finally graduate at the University of Cape Town, almost 50 years after his Master of Laws (LLM) degree thesis was submitted and subsequently rejected because it quoted a banned person...

5 Nov 2018

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