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Law firms hit Road Accident Fund with court action

Billions of rand at stake if lawyers lose out, but the fund says it is only trying to reduce the ballooning costs associated with personal injury claims

Defence lawyers killed as Cape Town gang wars spread

Several attorneys and advocates told the Mail & Guardian that their fraternity is now “under siege”.

The thorny issue of  ‘silk’ status for advocates

Decisions about who is recommended for the advocates’ top honour were always the exclusive terrain of the independent bar councils

Tanzania arrests a sign of ‘autocracy’

The 13 detained activists had been holding a meeting about health issues, not about homosexuality

Road Accident Fund claimants hit back at dubious law firm

Lawyers Ronald Bobroff and son Darren have been found guilty of cheating and overcharging people in need of legal aid after road accidents.

EFF considers alignment with group of black lawyers

Black lawyers gathered in Midrand to discuss mobilising an association that would align itself with the EFF and represent disadvantaged communities.

SA law firms still pale and male

South Africa's biggest corporate law firms are overwhelmingly white and male, in contrast with the majority of the country's law graduates.

Law’s upper echelons still white men

Women and black men are seriously outnumbered by pale males at South Africa's corporate law firms.

Debt could cripple black legal firms

The battle has shifted from the courtroom to the bottom line as attorneys fight to get their fees.

Lawyers riled by state IT deal

An information technology system to ensure more black advocates receive work from the government is causing a stir in the legal fraternity.

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Hopefield: Brutal police vs brutalised citizens

The small town’s residents, who say they’ve been terrorised by rogue police officers for years, were unsurprised when Reginald Linnerd was found beaten to death in a holding cell

Western Cape warned not to be complacent about flat-lining Covid-19 cases

The Western Cape, which once had the highest number of Covid-19 cases in South Africa, is seeing a steady decline in active cases

Sisulu axes another water board

Umgeni Water’s board in KwaZulu-Natal was appointed irregularly by her predecessor, the water and sanitation minister claims

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Associate general accountant reveals why she chose to work in the public sector ­– and stayed

Rakshika Danilala is part of the team tasked with auditing the R500-billion fiscal package allocated by government to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic

Accounting for sustainability: A South African case study

The accountancy profession has been recognised and seen its models replicated as successful models for projects that contribute towards the SDGs

Debt management amid Covid-19 and beyond

This webinar on Debt Management, sponsored by Debt Rescue, had its experts share a practical approach to debt management amid this crisis and beyond

NSTF-South32 Awards

All of the awards are made for outstanding contributions to science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa

The benefits of being a GEMS member

The scheme offers comprehensive and affordable healthcare options to all public service employees and greater access to better healthcare

The evolution of South Africa’s savings culture

A common misconception is that you need a lot of money to start saving, but this is simply not true – you can start with R50

Tobacco producers welcome new research confirming that cigarette ban has failed

Every day that goes by shows the importance of getting rid of this ban and going back to producing and selling cigarettes as we were before

Cost increases sharing of cigarettes

Many people are questioning whether the ban on tobacco in South Africa is not in fact having the opposite effect of that intended

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