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7 July 2015
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29 Jun 2015
 
 
 
 
The Al-Bashir judgment and the rule of law
BKM ATTORNEYS
Earlier this month, the High Court in Pretoria ordered the arrest of Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir. President Al-Bashir visited South Africa to attend the African Union (AU) Summit on Saturday,...
 
 
'Love and respect are foundations of a solid marriage, not legal rules' – DE v RH [2015] ZACC 18
BKM ATTORNEYS
A marriage failing is much like a slow, sinking ship. Once the water seeps through the cracks, the ship slowly begins to rot, degrade and ultimately sink. If there is a crack in a marriage...
 
 
14 May 2015
 
 
 
The 'Green Scorpions': Who are they and what do they do?
BKM ATTORNEYS
We have all heard of the colloquial term for the law enforcement agents known as the ‘Green Scorpions’ but many of us are unsure of who these agents are and what functions they serve. More formally...
 
 
11 May 2015
 
 
 
Are you prepared for what POPI has in store?
BKM ATTORNEYS
The Protection of Personal Information Act, Number 4 of 2013 (“POPI”) was promulgated in 2013 but has yet to come into force. In anticipation thereof it is imperative that those who collect data...
 
 
02 Mar 2015
 
A 'fixed' understanding of Section 14 of the Consumer Protection Act, 68 of 2008
BKM ATTORNEYS
Due to the fact there is still no case law and therefore no clarity on Section 14 of the Consumer Protection Act, 68 of 2008 (the ‘Act’) there are varying interpretations and understandings of the...
 
 
27 Feb 2015
 
'The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers': the Defence presents…
BKM ATTORNEYS
So you think you don’t need us? You think us expendable? You think us of such an annoyance to be summarily executable? Well, before you rush off to ready the gallows, sharpen the guillotine or arm...
 
 
16 Jan 2015
 
Je suis Charlie ou Je ne suis pas Charlie: Looked through the section 16 lens
BKM ATTORNEYS
The recent French terrorist attacks on the publication Charlie Hebdo has been a source of controversy around the world. Human lives were lost because certain people resorted to violence over a...
 
 
21 Oct 2014
 
The Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014: in force but not effect
BKM Attorneys
INTRODUCTION The much contested Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 (“the Act”) is as of 22 September 2014 now in force and effect, well, not actually. The Act is to take effect in staggered stages as...
 
 
 
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