Alison Lee

Alison Lee

NEWSFLASH FOR WEEK 1 (02 – 06) August 2021

Dear Reader

Apart from the Increase in Petrol- there are no relevant legal movements over the past week.

See below for a heads up of other legal movements:



 Sign on the digital dotted line – evaluating the legal validity of electronically signed documents

Internationally, many businesses are using technology to automate their processes and practices, making it much easier, quicker and cheaper to finalise their products and services. From a legal perspective, several businesses are now concluding commercial transactions and contracts electronically. These new innovations have brought into question the legal validity of these transactions, particularly in relation to the electronic signing of documents.



Regulation of payment services for card transactions in South Africa

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has issued Directive 1 of 2020 (Directive for conduct within the national payment system in respect of domestic card transactions) under the National Payment System Act, 1998 (NPS Act) concerning issuing and acquiring domestic card transactions




SA’s OHS standard in dire straits, ILO report finds

 A government commissioned report has painted a grim picture of occupational health and safety standards in South Africa

The report, themed “A new beginning – launch of the South African state of OHS”.




The old is gone embrace the new

The coming into effect of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 (LPA) has brought along necessary changes in governing legal practitioners and harmonising the profession. However, the scope of this article is not to discuss such changes in detail, except those brought about by s 25(3) of the LPA. Prior to discussing these changes, we turn and examine the extent and scope of legal practitioner’s right to appear in the superior courts.


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