Traditionally our profession has assumed the responsibility of ensuring that there is a sufficient number of new entrants into the profession, that they are properly trained and that their quality is of a sufficiently high standard. The method of training is twofold. The universities provide the academic education and the profession itself provides the practical training through the system of articles followed by examinations set by the law societies. Now that the academic education of attorneys has been upgraded by the introduction of the B.Proc. degree as the minimum qualification, the time has come to give attention to the improvement of the practical training.
In a recent case a road construction firm had contracted with a fleet-owner to cart gravel from a roadside quarry to points along the main road, which was being re-surfaced. Due to the presence of wattle scrub on either side of the access road leading from the quarry to the main road, and a blind rise in the main road itself, the lorry drivers had little or no opportunity of observing whether or not the main road was clear of traffic.
Is regters geroepe - nie gewillig of ywerig nie, maar geroepe - om binne die struktuur van die demokratiese staat kritiese opmerkings te maak oor wette en ander dinge wat die regspleging raak? Daar was al politici, of minstens een van wie ek weet, wat betoog het dat regters uitspraak moet doen volgens die ""wil van die volk"", skynbaar met die een oog op die jongste verkiesingsuitslag.
The greater majority of bodies with legal personality being brought into existence in South Africa today are companies registered in terms of The Companies Act, 46 of 1926, as amended (""the Act""). Of the various forms of companies which exist within the framework of the Act, the company limited by shares is the most prevalent. This short guide to the practice and procedure of company registration under the Act will consequently be limited to a discussion of requirements for registration of companies limited by shares. (Sec. 6A and sec. 21 companies which are, or in the latter case may be, companies limited by shares, are not dealt with here).