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South African OCJ implements digital justice system
South African OCJ implements digital justice system

South Africa is implementing paperless digital courtrooms across the country after selecting CaseLines, which will allow judges and lawyers to work in a secure online environment...

14 May 2019

Probe into fraud and corruption at National Lotteries Commission
Probe into fraud and corruption at National Lotteries Commission

An investigation has been launched into the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) following allegations of fraud and corruption involving grant allocations to "good causes"...

By Raymond Joseph 13 May 2019

Sars brings in tech to fight illicit trade
Sars brings in tech to fight illicit trade

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) has embarked on a number of strategic initiatives to curb revenue leakages emanating from illegal and unethical practices in the illicit economy.

30 Apr 2019

Three judges reported to Judicial Service Commission
Three judges reported to Judicial Service Commission

Judges Anton van Zyl, Siraj Desai, and Jacqueline Henriques have been reported to the Judicial Complaints Commission for outstanding judgments...

By Kristine Liao 24 Apr 2019

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Legal cannabis and life cover

In the past, life insurers could outright refuse cover if cannabis use is disclosed during the application process, as is policy for illegal drug usage...

23 Apr 2019

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RAF's direct solicitation is bad news for claimants

The Road Accident Fund (RAF) solicits claimants to deal with them directly without legal representation and then takes advantage of these unrepresented direct claimants...

3 Apr 2019

Europlaw Group expands operations to Kenya and countries of East Africa Community
Europlaw Group expands operations to Kenya and countries of East Africa Community

Europlaw Group has made a business decision to expand their cross-border operations by opening offices in Nairobi, Kenya, and also covering the countries of the East Africa Community...

Issued by Europlaw 2 Apr 2019

Your payroll provider might be compliant, but are they honest and transparent?
Your payroll provider might be compliant, but are they honest and transparent?

Today, more and more businesses are confidently outsourcing business functions, or parts thereof to service providers whom they trust to do the job faster, more affordably, and more effectively than they can themselves. Payroll and HR is no exception to the trend...

By Warren van Wyk 1 Apr 2019

Government to hand over three magistrates courts
Government to hand over three magistrates courts

Government will over the next three months hand over three magistrate courts, with Sexual Offences Courts, in a bid to eradicate gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) in society...

29 Mar 2019

State drops sloppy attempt at 'SLAPP' suit
State drops sloppy attempt at 'SLAPP' suit

Charges against prominent public interest lawyer Richard Spoor have been withdrawn...

By John Yeld 28 Mar 2019

Litigation funding set to increase as asset class becomes mainstream
Litigation funding set to increase as asset class becomes mainstream

Litigation funding is becoming a mainstream asset class with the market set to double in the next five years, predicts Dilip N Massand of Legal Ventures...

22 Mar 2019

Winners of the 2019 SA Professional Services Awards
Winners of the 2019 SA Professional Services Awards

Honouring professional excellence drawn from two main categories, namely the built environment and commerce law and management, the fourth annual South African Professional Services Awards (SAPSA) was held at Montecasino on 14 March 2019...

18 Mar 2019

New IPID boss says its business as usual
New IPID boss says its business as usual

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate's (IPID) over 200 investigators will continue to tackle high impact cases without fear or favour, the newly-appointed acting executive director Victor Senna said...

6 Mar 2019

Opening of new courts set to increase access to justice
Opening of new courts set to increase access to justice

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha has proclaimed two new courts to service their respective communities with effect from 1 March 2019...

5 Mar 2019

Tech donation boosts first ADF Law Hub
Tech donation boosts first ADF Law Hub

A donation of tech resources from LexisNexis South Africa is set to aid the Attorneys Development Fund (ADF) in its vision of empowering deserving law firms to become self-sustainable...

Issued by LexisNexis 4 Mar 2019

Dondo Mogajane, National Treasury director general
Finance minister seeks review of public protector report against DG

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has filed papers seeking the review and setting aside of the public protector's findings and remedial action against National Treasury Director-General, Dondo Mogajane...

4 Mar 2019

Jonathan Kaiser
The impact of the court of public opinion - good and bad

In the age of social media proliferation, internet sensations are born overnight and reputations can be destroyed in an instant. Intermediaries and insurers have to navigate these turbulent waters with great care...

By Jonathan Kaiser 28 Feb 2019

Case not closed: Cape High Court backlog showing no signs of improving
Case not closed: Cape High Court backlog showing no signs of improving

Thirteen judgments in the Western Cape High Court are more than six months overdue, four of which are over a year late...

By GroundUp Staff 25 Feb 2019

Special Investigations Unit Tribunal appointed
Special Investigations Unit Tribunal appointed

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the establishment of a Special Tribunal to swiftly recover monies and assets lost by state institutions through irregular and corrupt means...

25 Feb 2019

When is a debt not a 'debt'?
When is a debt not a 'debt'?

Once upon a time, not too long ago, the word "debt" in the 1969 Prescription Act covered just about any obligation to do anything. However, since 2017, a "debt" has a more constrained meaning...

By John Saner, Issued by LexisNexis 21 Feb 2019

Semenya vs IAAF case continues
Semenya vs IAAF case continues

South Africans and the international community have been urged to continue supporting the naturally superior Caster Semenya, as she continues to fight for her career at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, in Switzerland...

20 Feb 2019

Have your say on traffic laws
Have your say on traffic laws

The Traffic Law Enforcement Committee has invited members of the public to provide comments on the future and direction of road traffic law enforcement in South Africa...

18 Feb 2019

Court overturns judgment, clarifies term "motor vehicle" in RAF Act
Court overturns judgment, clarifies term "motor vehicle" in RAF Act

A widow has won her appeal against the RAF for compensation in the Cape Town High Court after her common law husband was fatally injured after being knocked over by a container being conveyed by a so-called "reach stacker" at the Multipurpose Terminal at Cape Town Harbour nearly nine years ago...

14 Feb 2019

Global Legal Hackathon heads back to SA
Global Legal Hackathon heads back to SA

The Global Legal Hackathon - an annual event where lawyers, technologists and civil society come together to develop new solutions in legaltech with the aim of improving access to justice or the business of law - will return to South Africa this February...

13 Feb 2019

New legal association launches in Cape Town
New legal association launches in Cape Town

In response to the ever-changing South African legal environment, the Cape Town Legal Practitioners Association (CTLPA), comprising four legal professionals, has been launched in the Mother City...

7 Feb 2019

New NPA boss takes aim at corruption
New NPA boss takes aim at corruption

National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Shamila Batohi has taken a firm stance against corruption, saying it is now time for justice to win the fight against the scourge...

4 Feb 2019

Did you hear the Legal Show free registration is open?
Did you hear the Legal Show free registration is open?

Be inspired by the latest tech solutions that are taking law firms and legal professionals by storm! Hear about top themes that are reshaping the legal profession...

Issued by Terrapinn 29 Jan 2019

State capture commission set to resume
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
#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
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

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