Without Prejudice - Volume 15, Issue 1, 2015
Volume 15, Issue 1, 2015
Author Hans MuhlbergSource: Without Prejudice 15, pp 48 –49 (2015)More Less
When all around them were slowing down, the judges of South Africa were churning out trade mark decisions. In the space of a few weeks we had three SCA judgements, and a cracker from the Western Cape. All four judgements dealt with that most fundamental of issues - when can a company use its registration to stop another company registering or using its trade mark?
Author Christine StruttSource: Without Prejudice 15, pp 50 –51 (2015)More Less
Author Natasha WrightSource: Without Prejudice 15, pp 52 –54 (2015)More Less
The Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act (54 of 1972) (FCDA) regulates, amongst other things, the labelling of foodstuffs in South Africa. Until 2012, the issue of food labelling was not of any major consequence. Enter the Regulations relating to the Labelling of Foodstuffs in March 2012 (R146), the new and improved labelling regulations under the FCDA and, subsequent legislation such as the Consumer Protection Act that highlighted the need for full disclosure to the consumer, and things changed. Consumers are now much more aware of what information must be on the label of their daily groceries. As a result, the duty of the manufacturer to disclose the nutritional content of foodstuffs fully has been placed under the microscope and consumers have become more selective about what they feed themselves and their families.
Source: Without Prejudice 15, pp 54 –56 (2015)More Less
The purpose of a bond is to provide some financial security in the form of a cash sum payable by the surety for the contractor's failure to perform his obligations under a contract. A bond instrument may be executed by the government, a company, an individual or any other business entity, guaranteeing the performance of contractual obligations.
Author Stela SilicaSource: Without Prejudice 15, pp 56 –57 (2015)More Less
Author Ernie Lai KingSource: Without Prejudice 15, pp 58 –62 (2015)More Less
Author Patrick BracherSource: Without Prejudice 15, pp 64 –65 (2015)More Less
Client says lawyer hypnotised her into sex acts
Man who fell out of chair during deposition loses case
Lawyer disbarred for inexplicable incompetence
Big law firm objects to bloggers story on its "trim, perky and adorable" hires
Unconscious woman taken to out-of-network hospital owes $50K
Ad targets Supreme Court as least accountable branch of government
Failed hot coffee claim against McDonald's
Fired manager awarded $186M in pregnancy bias suit
Court worker sues for daily search after misconstrued remark
Google wins case for search-engine listing
Negligent homicide conviction overturned after 10-years because vehicle defective
Greedy lawyers' costs reduced to class action settlement
Judge resigns over nude photos posted by her husband
Author Myrle VanderstraetenSource: Without Prejudice 15, pp 66 –67 (2015)More Less
Author Palesa LetsabaSource: Without Prejudice 15, pp 68 –69 (2015)More Less
Section 26 of the Constitution confers the right of access to adequate housing. This section has been interpreted by our courts to require judicial oversight in the process of attaching and selling in execution immovable property of a debtor. The scope of that oversight has recently received some useful judicial attention.
Source: Without Prejudice 15, pp 73 –74 (2015)More Less
Author Paul GilbertSource: Without Prejudice 15, pp 76 –78 (2015)More Less
Most days, at some level, we perform in our roles as leaders, managers and experts. Whatever our grade, status, job title or purpose we will operate across all three roles. Sometimes one or two of the roles are more to the fore, sometimes all three, but each role is very different and requires different things of us.
Author David ReesSource: Without Prejudice 15, pp 80 –81 (2015)More Less
In 1989 Paul Keating, Australia's then Finance Minister (Treasurer), referred to the Senate, or Upper House, of parliament as "unrepresentative swill". The adjective, at least, has to be correct. The balance of power in Australia's Senate hangs on a motley collection of eight Senators with the power to delay legislation indefinitely - holding Australia to ransom.
Author Vaughn WilliamsSource: Without Prejudice 15, pp 82 –83 (2015)More Less
Source: Without Prejudice 15 (2015)More Less
Proctor is a South African who has lived abroad for decades. She worked in the world of film and TV until her debut novel Rhumba a few years ago. It was set in the Congolese immigrant community in London, and traced the story of boy searching for his lost mother - a deeply affecting and unusual story of family lost and found which lingered for months after I had read it. Her latest, The Savage Hour, is an intense and beautifully written work of South African literature.
Source: Without Prejudice 15 (2015)More Less
I have a rocky relationship with McEwan's work. I liked Atonement. I loved Amsterdam. I rhapsodised to the point of obsession over Saturday. Other than the startlingly original and funny treatise on the single pubic hair peeping out of the heroine's underwear, I did not like On Chisel Beach. Sweet Tooth invited unflattering comparison to Le Carre at his best (damn, whatever happened to Le Carre?). So I approached McEwan's latest with the attitude of a beaten puppy. It is, I am happy to report, a partial return to form.
Author Dewaldt Van WykSource: Without Prejudice 15, pp 85 –86 (2015)More Less
During the Industrial Revolution (1760-1840), new manufacturing processes shifted production from labour intensive hand production methods to machine production. And, in support, the English patent system evolved to seed and incubate innovation through the recognition of intellectual property - it could be inferred that legal reform was crucial to the entrepreneurial processes that fuelled the Industrial Revolution.