A perennial delay in our courts is caused by waiting for forensic results. The SAPS received R3.5bn for these services in the last tax year, more than the Department of Health for similar services. One hopes that this will eventually deliver results.


The law is an ass, right? The Department of Justice has announced that it will assist students being prosecuted for their roles in the Fees Must Fall protests to pursue, amongst others applying for amnesty…. One can understand the indigent being provided with legal aid but, surely, considering the damage done by these idiots, assisting them in applying for amnesty does not quite feel right.


The Times has reported that, as a result of Jonas’s testimony at the state capture enquiry, the head of the Hawks’ anti-corruption unit (nogal), major general Mnonopi, has been suspended. If the evidence is accepted, then having a corrupt cop at the head of the anti-corruption unit in our specialised police services is much like having our former president as the leader of the moral regeneration project of yore…


Below I mention the so-called profit squeeze – essentially the waning of profitability of practice. One method that practices can engage in, is specialisation; specialists are more adept within a narrow field, produce higher quality work in a shorter time and charge higher fees – clearly a no-brainer, unless your market is not large enough to draw sufficient work for that specialist field. A general practitioner can never compete with the specialist for obvious reasons.


So, who of you ladies did the dishes while your man took a break, had a beer and watched the rugby? If you did and resented this, you might wish to read an article on whether the time has come to abolish the husband’s common – law right to his wife’s domestic services? Oh yes, the writer also covers universal partnerships and the like. Written by a lady..Elsje Bonthuys 2017 Stell LR 336. Ask me for a copy.