University of Pretoria Open Day 2014

The Law Faculty of the University of Pretoria held its annual Open Day for law students on the 22nd of February 2014.

The Law Career Day is a time that both students as well as employers look forward to. Law firms get an opportunity to market themselves to students who are seeking to be Candidate Attorneys in 2015 and 2016. The students on the other hand get an opportunity to receive more information on the different firms around the country; as well as to interact with different practicing Attorneys and Candidate Attorneys, in order to make it easier for them to make an informed choice as to which firm to choose that will best suite their aspirations and overall abilities.

From left to right: Bridget Moatshe, Kegorapetse Mnguni, Elize Krause, Rigardt Barnard and Jacqueline Motsepe.

June 2, 2014
SA’s New Land Court Act – paving the way for settling land disputes

SA’s New Land Court Act – paving the way for settling land disputes

In a quest to remedy historical land injustices and streamline the resolution of land and land rights issues in our country, South Africa has introduced a pioneering piece of legislation namely the new Land Court Act. This Act represents a significant milestone in the ongoing efforts to foster equitable land distribution and provide an effective mechanism for resolving land disputes. The Land Court established by virtue of this transformative legislation will play a central role, as will be outlined in this article.

Construction Contracts: Is it a “one-size-fits-all” decision?

Construction Contracts: Is it a “one-size-fits-all” decision?

Clients often have very different perceptions about the necessity and type of contract they may need for their construction contract. Surprisingly, even with large development projects, there is often the view that if you have the quote and designs, why then bother with a contract? In this article, we provide some guidance on the various types of construction contracts that can be considered for a building project, large or small.

How far does employer liability for the actions of its employee extend?

How far does employer liability for the actions of its employee extend?

It is relatively well-known that employers can be held liable for the conduct of their employees. What is generally less well-understood is the scope of this liability. For example, can an employer be liable for the conduct of an employee whilst on sick leave? In this article, we take a look at an employer’s vicarious liability and how far this liability may extend.

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