Service and delivery of legal process: Rules to be amended The Rules Board for Courts of Law is considering the possible amendment of the Supreme Court Rules and the Magistrates' Courts Rules, in respect of the service and delivery of legal process. This is being done in order to simplify and facilitate the procedures in this regard and to take account of recent technological developments, with a view to making the service and delivery of legal process less expensive.
Vanjaar vier Voortgesette Regsopleiding (VRO) sy mondigwording! Die Vereniging van Prokureursordes (VPO) het in Oktober 1976 sy eie Regsopleidingafdeling gestig met die oog op die voorsiening van voortgesette regsopleiding aan die prokureursprofessie. In die twintig jaar wat reeds verloop het, het groot ontwikkelinge plaasgevind en is baanbrekerswerk verrig ten opsigte van voortgesette regsopleiding en praktiese regsopleiding. Waar die Regsopleidingafdeling in die vroeë tagtigs kon spog met 'n personeelkontingent van twee persone, bied die huidige twee regsopleidingsafdelings reeds werkgeleenthede aan bykans veertig mense.
In this article I deal with the availability of legislation, commentary, law reports and LAWSA on PCs, which dramatically improves the speed of accessing information. Butterworths Publishers has introduced a windows-based electronic text-retrieval system, available both on disk and CDROM format, based on an international program written in the United Kingdom, called 'books on screen'.
From a deeds registry point of view one can distinguish between two types of powers of attorney, namely a general power of attorney and a special power of attorney. A general power of attorney is nothing more than a bundle or collection of special powers enumerated in one instrument (see Covary v Registrar of Deeds and Others 1948 (3) SA 183 (C)). However, an agent acting under a general power of attorney shall not have the authority to deal with any immovable property belonging to a principal unless such general power of attorney contains an express authorisation to do so (see reg 65(4)).
When reading the final Constitution, parts of which are likely to come into effect this month, one is struck by the fact that it is couched in language quite uncommon to the style that normally characterises our legislation and which is sometimes referred to as legalese. For example, the use of the well-known and, one could add, often misused 'shall' is notably absent and has been replaced by 'must'. Also, the sentences are often short and precisely formulated, and cross-references to other sections of the text have been cut to a minimum.
Some remarks from the perspective of a German labour law attorney The Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 (the LRA) was implemented on 11 November 1996. As a milestone in South Africa's post-apartheid legislation the Act introduced a new model of employment relations. By international standards it is exceptional for the labour relations of a country to be regulated comprehensively by only a few pieces of legislation, namely the LRA and the Employment Standards Act which is presently being discussed (see 'Green Paper' GG/23-2-1996). In Germany, for instance, this has not been accomplished. German labour law consists of various statutes which now vastly outnumber the few relevant clauses in the German Civil Code of 1896 (the BGB) originally regulating this mailer. In addition, unlike any other area of German law - with the exception of unfair competition - legal advisers have to find their way through an ever-growing number of precedents.