Practice Review 2018 – 20

It’s not us it’s them: the KZN Department of Health has spent virtually its entire budget for the year on medical negligence claims – that department is reportedly facing claims to the tune of more than R17bn. The department blames unscrupulous lawyers, doctors et...

Practice Review 2018 – 19

The CEO of the RAF has said that the RAF had been insolvent since 1981… It is R9bn worth of claims in arrears each month. Yet it only receives around R3.5bn monthly from the Treasury but settles claims worth R4bn. We may not like this, but a different system...

Practice Review 2018 – 18

What does one do when local underage marriages are prohibited, but immigrants who are so married were legally married elsewhere? Sweden is expected to pass legislation which will invalidate all underage marriages. The motivation is understood but the consequences may...

Practice Review 2018 – 17

Old style black marriages were out of community of property by default. Such marriages under the Transkei Act have been found to be unconstitutional as it discriminated against women from the former homeland. Reference   I am indebted to Paul, who drew my attention to...

Practice Review 2018 – 16

The dispute between the KZN Law Society and Varsity College over the latter’s LLB accreditation has taken a new turn: the Council on Higher Education confirmed that there is no difference in the quality standards applicable to the Varsity College degree compared to...

Practice Review 2018 – 15

Varsity College admitted students to register for LLBs. The KZN Law Society refuses to acknowledge these degrees as it maintains that only universities may offer LLBs. A decision from our local High Court is awaited.   Mr Malema will be issuing a constitutional...