As many attorneys will know, the institution of legal action against organs of state for recovery of a debt differs from suing any other person, mainly because of the requirement to issue a six-month notice in terms of the Institution of Legal Proceedings Against Certain Organs of State Act 40 of 2002 (the Act). The problem arises when the notice is not issued or is issued but does not comply with the requirements of the Act, in which case consent has to be sought from the organ of state.
What is an article on mindfulness meditation doing in a legal journal? Why are mainstream law firms and law schools worldwide offering courses on mindfulness meditation? What is meditation, and what could it possibly have to do with the practice of law? This article will offer answers to these questions, and show how mindfulness meditation will enhance your legal practice.
The judgment in the recent case of Road Accident Fund v Duma and three related cases (Health Professions Council of South Africa as amicus curiae)  1 All SA 543 (SCA) presents a fascinating example of the thin gray line that exists between appropriate judicial activism and the necessary deference that our courts are required to give to legislative intention. At first glance, the judgment would seem to have wide-ranging implications on the manner in which the courts will entertain judicial reviews of the Road Accident Fund's (RAF's) administrative conduct.