A local Internet legal-resource guide for lawyers T This article deals with the availability to practising netizens of exciting new on-line legal resources and other news of interest to the South African legal community. Until recently, although there were myriad international sites linking lawyers to on-line legal resources, only one South African site attempted to use the Internet as a basis for local electronic legal research, namely Worldnet Africa Law (http://africa .cis.co.za:81/legal/legal.html).
The Rationalisation of Corporate Laws Act 45 of 1996 came into operation on 4 October 1996.* This Act among others repeals the Companies Acts of the former TBVC states and makes provision for the integration of the different registration offices for companies and close corporations for a single register. All the files of these companies and close corporations have already been transferred to the Registrar in Pretoria.
The main purpose of an antenuptial contract is to regulate the proprietary consequences of a marriage between two intended consorts. Where the proprietary consequences of marriage are not excluded or altered by an antenuptial contract, community of profit and loss will result from such marriage - that is, a marriage in community of property. In this article I propose concentrating mainly on the deeds office practice pertaining to the registration of antenuptial contracts in a deeds registry.
The door is opened to substantive equity in marriages across cultural boundaries In what can arguably be considered to be the most important post-apartheid decision to be handed down by South African courts since the abolishment of the death penalty in S v Makwanyane 1995 (3) SA 391 (CC) (also at 1995 (6) BCLR 655 (CC)), Farlam J of the Cape Provincial Division boldly opened the door to the notion of substantive equity in Muslim marriages, customary unions and marriages across cultural boundaries.
South Africa's siege years have left it isolated from the world of international arbitration. The gap is a serious one. It has significant implications for international trade with and investment in South Africa. Foreign interests considering investment or trade here often ask: what mechanisms are there for dispute resolution in dealings with South Africa? The present answer is not impressive. The Arbitration Act 42 of 1965 has no provisions expressly dealing with international arbitrations.