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Litigation Law In a Nutshell
The South African Hunters and Game Conservation Association (“SA Hunters”) brought an application in the Pretoria High Court against the Minister of Safety and Security to declare sections 24 and 28 of the Firearms Control Act (“the Act”) as unconstitutional. In terms of the Act, firearm licenses have a limited lifespan and are required to...
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Grandparents in South Africa often find themselves as the day to day carers, guardians and financial support for their grandchildren. Other times they are only weekend/monthly/annual visitors. How does the law deal with the rights and responsibilities of grandparents? The natural or adoptive parents always come first in the eyes of the law. They have...
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“Is there no end to the greed of this regime?  I built and paid for the road, it is mine not the Government’s.  Any traffic officer attempting to fine any user on my road will be charged with trespassing.” The quote above is to be found on the Web and was written in response to...
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In the recent matter of Trinity Asset Management (Pty) Ltd v Grindstone 132 Investments (Pty) Ltd 2016 ZASCA 135   (29 September 2016) the Supreme Court Appeal, in a divided decision, handed down a ground-breaking judgment dealing with the date upon which a debt becomes due when such debt is repayable on demand.  Judges JA Willis,...
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