The coming into operation of the Criminal Procedure Second Amendment Act 85 of 1997 has been received with mixed emotions. It is viewed by the state, as represented by the prosecutors, as a mechanism to make their work relatively easy as regards questions of bail and by defence lawyers as a mechanism designed to render them ineffective in the eyes of their clients when bail is refused on the grounds, inter alia, that there are no exceptional circumstances which, in the interest of justice, permit the accused person's release. I intend to deal with a few provisions of this Act.
In the past, one of the students of our school and a graduate of a historically disadvantaged university approached the school about two months before the full-time programme started. He wanted to know what to read in advance, in order to be on a par with his counterparts from 'white' faculties. Eventually he excelled as a student and is now practising as a partner in a major firm.
I have had several enquiries from colleagues regarding tile legality of archiving documents in electronic format, for ease of use and to save conventional storage space. I am pleased to advise that, with the exception of source documents such as cash books, ledgers, journals and paid cheques, every other document can be scanned and saved on CD-ROM and, thereafter, destroyed, provided certain safety procedures are followed.
In order to register the transfer of a sectional title unit, s 158(3)(i)(aa) of the Sectional Titles Act 95 of 1986 requires the conveyancer to furnish a certificate stating that, as at the date of registration, the body corporate has certified that all moneys due to the body corporate by the transferor in respect of the unit have been paid or that provision has been made to the satisfaction of the body corporate for the payment thereof.
A commentary on the powers of the labour inspector in monitoring and enforcement The Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998* is aimed at redressing the imbalances which for many years applied in the employment sphere. It is also clear that the general purpose of the Act is to foster democracy in the workplace and to ensure equality in the workplace (s 1). Having said that, it is appropriate to look at certain-n sections of the Act and. in particular, the practical problems that the Act might pose. The purpose of this article is to consider the provisions of chapter 5 part (A) of the Act against the background of a decision of the Appellate Division (as it then was).
Right to life - legal status of unborn child The right to life and the legal status of the unborn child continue to preoccupy the courts in many jurisdictions. This issue has been the subject of fierce litigation in America, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, tribunals such as the European Court of Human Rights and recently in South Africa. The list of countries that have been faced with the challenge of dealing with this issue is endless.