oa De Rebus - More on language in the practice of law
This note seeks to add to issues raised in the erudite article written by Harry Barker ('Language in the courts' 1998 (Oct) DR 62) in which he makes an impassioned plea to revisit the question of language, as applied and practised in our courts. His plea, however, is tantamount to a call to recognise English as the sole language to be applied in our courts. What follows is an attempt to take the issue further by making an unequivocal call, not just for the recognition of English, but for its acceptance as well, as the sole language for the juridical cosmos (legal world) in South Africa.
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