On understanding, notwithstanding the existence of our Journal the problem of effective communication between the Society and its members and conversely between the members and the Council of the Society remains a very real one.
It has been the practice for many years for the attorney acting for the Plaintiff in Trial Actions and for the attorney acting for the Applicant in Opposed Motion matters to ensure that all documents filed of record are paginated, that an index is opened up and that this index is made available to the Court and opposing attorney.
For the information of Members the following very important Judgment, delivered in the Transvaal Provincial Division, is published: Galgut, J.: This matter comes before me by way of a case stated by the Magistrate of Pietersburg in terms of Rule 51 (3) of the Magistrate's Courts Rules. It concerns the interpretation of items in the tariff of charges in undefended actions in magistrates' courts.
The purpose of this permanent National Register which will regularly be kept up to date, is to provide an overall view of the high level manpower of the country which is of fundamental importance to planning. The Register will accelerate and simplify research in the utilization, shortages, salary structures and training of manpower. This project deserves to be considered of the utmost importance. Without the necessary co-operation it cannot be a success and all readers of this newsletter are therefore urged to draw the attention of all concerned to this matter in order that the register may be as comprehensive as possible.
Die doel van die Nasionale Register wat permanent gehou en gereeld op datum gebring sal word, is onder andere om 'n volledige beeld van die land se hoï¿½vlak mannekrag te kry, wat van fundamentele belang vir beplanning is. Verder sal die register navorsing oor sake soos benutting, tekorte, salarisstrukture en opleiding van mannekrag bespoedig en vereenvoudig.
Difficulty has in the past been experienced in regard to applications for refund of Transfer Duty paid by Attorneys. Representations were made by the Association of Law Societies and the following extract from a reply now received from the Secretary for Inland Revenue is published for the information of members.