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Ante-nuptial contracts: The fine print of love
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
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
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
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?
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
#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
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

Join the modern workplace with Microsoft Office 365 and Tarsus on Demand
Join the modern workplace with Microsoft Office 365 and Tarsus on Demand

Is tiresome admin pulling you away from business growth? Is client communication taking up too much of your time? This single software suite can help you automate your administrative tasks and communication to claim back your lost time...

Issued by Microsoft 2 Dec 2019

Committee resolves not to restore Adv Jiba to office
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
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
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
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
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 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

Legal Aid SA announces new CEO
Legal Aid SA announces new CEO

Legal Aid South Africa (Legal Aid SA) has announced the appointment of Mantiti Kola as its new chief executive officer...

4 Nov 2019

Adv. Zungu appointed as KZN Director of Public Prosecutions
Adv. Zungu appointed as KZN Director of Public Prosecutions

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Advocate Elaine Zungu as the Director of Public Prosecutions in the KwaZulu-Natal Division of the High Court of South Africa, with effect from 1 November 2019...

31 Oct 2019

Why Ghana's plans to reform its legal profession are flawed
Why Ghana's plans to reform its legal profession are flawed

The way Ghana produces lawyers is in a confused state. And it's beginning to be felt in the legal profession in general...

By Clement Kojo Akapame 29 Oct 2019

Edwin Cameron appointed Inspecting Judge
Edwin Cameron appointed Inspecting Judge

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed the recently retired Constitutional Court Justice, Edwin Cameron, as the Inspecting Judge of the Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services...

25 Oct 2019

ConCourt backs Stellenbosch University's language policy
ConCourt backs Stellenbosch University's language policy

The Constitutional Court has ruled in favour of Stellenbosch University (SU) and its language policy in a unanimous judgment put down yesterday, 10 October 2019...

11 Oct 2019

National Moot Court Competition winners
National Moot Court Competition winners

The final judgment of the 2019 edition of the National Moot Court Competition is in, and the winners of the annual challenge is a team hailing from the Eastern Cape...

3 Oct 2019

Expect more impounds with CT's Traffic By-Law amendments, now open for comment
Expect more impounds with CT's Traffic By-Law amendments, now open for comment

The City of Cape Town is proposing numerous changes to its Traffic By-Law, including amendments that deal with the impoundment of private vehicles and the e-hailing sector. The amended Traffic By-law will be available for public comment throughout October...

2 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office
Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

Information Regulator: CR17 campaign leaks
Information Regulator: CR17 campaign leaks

Privacy and data protection concerns have been triggered by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's reliance on President Cyril Ramaphosa's private emails and bank statements of various entities used by his CR17 presidential campaign team...

By Priyanka Naidoo 1 Oct 2019

Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019
Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics, descriptors and more...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2019

Retired ConCourt judge Cameron elected new Chancellor of Stellenbosch University
Retired ConCourt judge Cameron elected new Chancellor of Stellenbosch University

Justice Edwin Cameron, academic, jurist, author and recently retired Constitutional Court judge, was elected to the office of Chancellor of Stellenbosch University (SU) yesterday, 25 September 2019...

26 Sep 2019

President appoints Tshiqi and Majiedt as ConCourt judges
President appoints Tshiqi and Majiedt as ConCourt judges

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Judge Zukisa Laura Lumka Tshiqi and Judge Stevan Arnold Majiedt as judges of the Constitutional Court with effect from 1 October 2019...

11 Sep 2019

Bowmans expands its borders
Bowmans expands its borders

African law firm Bowmans is aiming to unlock more opportunities for its clients and contacts on the African continent with its expansion into Mauritius and Ethiopia...

2 Sep 2019

Donor funding to NPA to be managed by approved framework
Donor funding to NPA to be managed by approved framework

Justice and Constitutional Development Minister Ronald Lamola says any donor funding for the National Prosecuting Authority will be managed in line with the approved framework that is in place to manage such funding...

28 Aug 2019

Criminal Procedures Act revamped to make it victim-centred
Criminal Procedures Act revamped to make it victim-centred

Justice and Constitutional Development Minister Ronald Lamola says the department is in the process of reviewing and modernising the Criminal Procedures Act to ensure that it is centred on protecting victims of abuse...

26 Aug 2019

No reason to establish new commission of inquiry - President
No reason to establish new commission of inquiry - President

President Cyril Ramaphosa says there is no reason to establish a new inquiry to investigate allegations of corruption levelled against Bosasa...

23 Aug 2019

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