April 2015


Top Students 2014 Final year - University of Venda Top Students April 2015

Jorum Duri

"I was in high school when I got a copy of John Grisham's book, The Rainmaker, and that was the turning point in search of my ideal career. The book made me to realise that law is a necessity to organise and maintain order in the society. I believe the law as a career gives opportunities to improve the lives of others and to help the community at large. It has been my ambition to help my community in its development socially, politically and economically. By studying law I know my ambition will be realised."

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Top Students 2014 Final Year - University of the Western Cape Top Students April 2015

Ysri Adams graduated cum laude. Ysri Adams, who holds a BCom and LLB degree, is no stranger to prizes. "In my penultimate year I received a Certificate for being number 1 on the Dean's Merit List," he says. "I also received the Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr medal for the Best LLB Student and the Robert McCreath award for the best Civil Procedure 301 student." Adams was again number 1 on the Dean's Merit List in his final year and received the Dean's Medal for graduating cum laude and an Honours Medal from Phatshoane Henney, also for graduating cum laude.

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Top Students 2014 Final Year - Wits University Top Students April 2015

Batool Hayath

Batool Hayath completed a BA majoring in Psychology before moving on to his LLB. In his LLB he received a Certificate of Merit for Business Entities and a Certificate of Merit for Public International Law. "I was also awarded membership to the Golden Key International Honour Society," says Hayath, who was on the Dean's List in 2013. When asked why he studied law, Hayath explains that having a number of lawyers in the family, he was exposed to law at a young age and from there, his interest grew.

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Top Students 2014 Final Year - University of Zululand Top Students April 2015

Sithandazile Gabellah

Sithandazile Gabellah is the top achiever of her year at the University of Zululand. She received a prize for academic excellence in 2012 and was also awarded a merit bursary of R 48 000. She participated in the Human Rights Moot Court in Mozambique, in October 2012. "I am a very determined person and am not afraid of a little hard work," says Gabellah. "I always had a passion to study law and so when the chance represented itself l grabbed it with both hands. l am also blessed with a very supportive family." Her favourite subjects were Law of Property, Business Entities, Family Law and Labour Law.

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National News - April 2015 National News April 2015

Adams & Adams

2015 Candidate Attorneys: Abduraouph Kamaar, Nalo Gungubele, Yukthena Sibran, Bonolo Namethe, Mmamoipone Mahlangu, Khanyisa Mapipa, Jowidene Mabotha, Esmé du Plessis, Pamela Maluleke, Reshoketswe Malovhela, Lebohang Mosala, Atlegang Mogale, Kurt Mosselini, Haydyn Jordaan, Esmé Voogt, Thamsanqa Khoza, Godfrey Nchaupa, Yingisani Nyambi, Thubelihle Mpisi, Craig Greenshields and Simon Pennefather.

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Caution required! Financial Law April 2015

With the long awaited "tax free investments" finally a reality we, as investors and advisers, would do well to consider what SARS and the treasury are trying to achieve.

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The volatility of Immigration Law in Mozambique Africa April 2015

Immigration Law is a branch of law that studies the legal problems relating to foreign nationals. It includes immigration control, legislation, issues of national sovereignty, discretion, transit, and stay, issues relating to nationality, refugee status, extradition, international prisoner transfer, travel documents, employment papers, real estate acquisition, the equivalence of diplomas, transfer of capital, and civil and commercial registrations.

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How to avoid the rug being pulled out from under your feet Company Law April 2015

Business rescue proceedings have become increasingly popular since the implementation of the Companies Act (71 of 2008) and the success that some companies have had with the procedure. There are, however, some practical ramifications to business rescue proceedings that require clarification.

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Reverse action M&A April 2015

Merger and Acquisition Agreements

A merger and acquisition is one of three fundamental transactions set out in Chapter 5 of the Companies Act (71 of 2008). Section 113 deals with the approval requirements for a merger and acquisition.

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The World in March - April 2015 International April 2015

Lance Corporal Joshua Leakey is the first living soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross for service in Afghanistan. In 2013 the British paratrooper braved fire from 20 Taliban soldiers to tend to a US Marine, he then returned to retrieve machine guns despite carrying 60 pounds of equipment. The bullets came close – several ricocheted off the frame of one of the guns.

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Tales from the US of A... International April 2015

Man drives to mental hospital with girlfriend's body

Bail was set at $2 million for a Washington State man who drove to a local mental hospital with his girlfriend's body in his car. He told staff he had killed the woman and sought help for himself and then also called the authorities. Martha Neil March 11

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Prevaricate and lose Construction Law April 2015

Property developers should not be lulled into a false sense of security when subcontracting with construction companies that are registered as home builders in terms of the Housing Consumers Protection Measures Act (95 of 1998). In light of the Constitutional Court's recent finding in the case of Cool Ideas 1186 CC v Hubbard and Another 2014 (4) SA 474 (CC), both property developers and the construction companies with whom they subcontract, have to be duly registered as home builders in terms of the Act, prior to the commencement of construction.

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aftertaste: South Africa’s favourite wine route Lifestyle - Wine April 2015

The Stellenbosch Wine Route was recently voted the Best Promotional Body for a second consecutive year at the Wine Tourism Awards 2015 of Drinks International Magazine. Stellenbosch is fast becoming the top wine-and-dine destination in South Africa, boasting four of the 2014 Eat Out Top Restaurants, with all four of them based on wine farms – The Restaurant at Jordan; Overture at Hidden Valley; Rust en Vrede Restaurant; and Terrior at Kleine Zalze. This, and the various other well-known wine farms in this area, such as Ken Forrester – one of the first great Chenin Blanc producers, makes Stellenbosch the gourmet capital of South Africa.

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In search of authentic vanilla Lifestyle - Gadgets April 2015

Android versions of mobile operating systems have names like Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, and even KitKat. But what is really added to our favourite flavour of Android?

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Out of Line Lifestyle - Books April 2015

When I was a little girl, my father – a well-known artist – took it into his head that maybe I had a talent for cartooning. He invited his friend Dov Fedler around to have a look at my drawings and see what he thought. Dov was kind, and admired my attempts. He suggested that I work on closing my lines (not leaving gaps where one line meets another) and said, "Here, I'll show you what I mean." As I watched Dov draw, I knew that whatever talent I had was miniscule in relation to Dov's. I didn't put away my pencil but thereafter I wielded it with a healthy respect for real cartoonists.

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