The Commission on Gender Equality (CGE) told the Heads of Superior Courts earlier this year that women's experiences, both as clients and as service providers in the legal system, continued to remain invisible, silenced and largely ignored. The CGE said the law could not be seen as a tool to enforce rights in isolation of recognising how 'gendered' the legal system continued to be.
The financial services industry is linked in various ways to the attorneys' profession. This is especially apparent when attorneys drafting divorce settlement agreements are faced with various financial products like pension funds, retirement annuity funds and endowments. It is imperative that every practising attorney understands the rules of each particular product that forms part of the financial planning process. At the outset, practitioners should be aware of the issues set out below.
A background to the project, comparative reform and an overview of progress to June 2005 The Attorneys Fidelity Fund (the Fund) provides protection to members of the public who suffer loss consequent on the theft of trust money by practitioners.
Aspects of appeals from specialist tribunals to the Supreme Court of Appeal Can the legislature oust the appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) by statutorily vesting specialist appeal tribunals with final appellate jurisdiction in respect of matters over which a specialist tribunal has exclusive jurisdiction?
On 13 June 2005 the Constitutional Court handed down judgment in the case of K v Minister of Safety and Security  JOL 14983 (SCA). The court held that the appellant, Ms K, is entitled to damages, as well as her costs of litigating in the High Court, Supreme Court of Appeal and Constitutional Court, payable by the Minister.
Any person who applied for amnesty on the basis that assets held by a trust were donated by that person is subject to a deeming provision that those assets in effect belong to him and he is liable for tax on all income earned there from until the trust disposes of those assets, at which stage that person will be liable for capital gains tax (CGT).
A developer, and particularly his attorney, attempting to create an administrative framework for a complex development scheme such as a golf course housing scheme, retirement village, or a scheme incorporating both free-hold and sectional title units, is faced with a multitude of challenges, with very little guidance from a confusing array of legislative provisions.