At the national Conference on Legal Education which was held in Pretoria recently fifteen professors in law and twelve attorneys assembled to discuss legal education. In a sense this was an unusual occasion for these two branches of the legal profession rarely meet for a round table discussion of matters of mutual interest and concern. As a matter of fact, this was probably the most representative meeting ever to be held in this country for this specific purpose. We are confident that the meeting was not held in vain and that it will result in the eventual improvement in the training of attorneys.
The Judge-President of the Transvaal Provincial Division is quoted as having stated the following, during the course of a case recently heard in Johannesburg: ""We frequently have this type of case in Johannesburg. I would suggest that attorneys should be much more careful in undertaking cases on behalf of impecunious people; they cause a great deal of expense"".
Dit is nodig, in algemene en in eie belang, dat daar, soos stellig nie vandag die geval is nie, 'n wyere belangstelling in ons regswese sal bestaan. Daarvoor wil ek net een rede noem, 'n rede waarvan meeste van ons meeste van die tyd seker heeltemal onbewus is. Dit is dat daar letterlik niemand is wie se lewe nie voortdurend deur regsordening geraak word nie.
It gives me pleasure, in response to numerous requests for information by interested members of our profession, to descriptionbe briefly some of the advantages of membership of this remarkable organisation.
On the 23rd February, 1966, Mr. Justice Miller gave a judgment in the Durban and Coast Local Division in the case of R. B. Knott vs. T. E. Tuck which will be of interest to those practitioners dealing with the collection of debts beyond the jurisdiction of the Magistrate's Courts. At the time of writing the judgment has not been reported.
In 1583 toe Gothofredus die wetgewingsarbeid van Justinianus vir die eerste maal as 'n geheeluitgawe aangebied het, het hy dit genoem CORPUS JURIS CIVILIS die geheel van die nie-kerklike privaatreg, in teenstelling dan met die kanonieke reg, CORPUS JURIS CANONIC!. In Engels is 'n dergelike teenstelling gemaak, nl. in die terminologie CIVIL LAW - CANON LAW.
Many attorneys throughout the Republic have duplicating and printing machines with which they reproduce Magistrate's Court and other legal forms for their own use. The attention of such attorneys is drawn to the provisions of Act No. 14 of 1934, and in particular to Sections 7, 8 and 10 of that Act. Section 7 provides that all printed matter, other than newspapers, printed and published. in the Republic, shall bear an imprint whereby the full and correct name of the Printer and the full and correct address at which he conducts his business of printing are indicated.
In view of the lack of space and the length of Act 9 of 1968, this article deals only with those provisions of the Act which relate to the granting of bail by a magistrate during preparatory examinations.
The four Provincial Administrations and the Administration of South West Africa and the MVA Fund have now agreed that a predetermined amount will be paid annually by the MVA Fund to the Administrations concerned in respect of hospitalisation of third party patients who have proven claims against the Fund or whose claims have been accepted by the Fund. The Administrations concerned have also undertaken to waive all hospital charges against such patients.
""I write with reference to the recent interview which office bearers of your Association had with officials of this Department. The deputation asked for the Department's views as to how the provision to sub-section 2(2) of Act No. 40 of 1949, as inserted by section 2 of Act No. 77 of 1964, and amended by section 1 of Act No. 56 of 1966, should be applied. It is understood that the information will be passed on to the members of your Association.