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Commercial Court re-established to speed up litigation

Recently the office of the Judge President of the Gauteng High Court division of South Africa released a Commercial Court Practice Directive which comes into effect immediately, creating a specialised Commercial Court administered as part of the High Court. The purpose of the Commercial Court is to promote the efficient conduct of litigation in the […]

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New Labour Laws Amendment Bill

South Africa has faced many challenges when it comes to Labour Law.  However, this changed when the new Labour Laws Amendment Bill was signed into legislation on 23 November 2018.  The breakthrough includes major amendments relating to parental leave and the minimum wage. Parental leave is now granted when a father’s child is born but, […]

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SchoemanLaw Internship Programme 2018

This October SchoemanLaw piloted our internship programme. The aim of the programme is to give dynamic, newly qualified attorneys the opportunity to gain practical experience in a reputable tech-enabled commercial law firm. Furthermore, to recruit the coming term’s candidate attorneys. The interns gained experience in the following during the week of 22 to 26 October […]

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The Constitutional Court legalises the private use of marijuana

The Constitutional Court handed down an unanimous judgment on 18 September 2018 that now makes it legal for adults to cultivate and smoke marijuana in the comfort of their own homes. This was greeted by much jubilation inside the Court Room as well as outside. Many Activists have been campaigning for years to have the […]

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Contracts

Suretyship Agreements – What Are They?

  A suretyship agreement is defined as an agreement in terms of which a third party, namely the surety, undertakes liability towards a creditor for the proper performance of a portion of or the entire obligation of a debtor. A valid principal obligation between the creditor and debtor is essential for the validity of a […]

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