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Latest Legal Updates: Key Developments from 15-19 January 2024


Draft Legislation

A list of draft and Parliamentary Bills gazetted/tabled during 2024 as well as Bills approved by Cabinet. The list currently refers to the following Bills:

Events Calendar

A list of events and courses on legal matters in South Africa, including webinars, seminars, conferences and training for 2024. Read more here.

Attorney Alert: 15 January 2024

Included in this week's edition are references to journal articles published in the latest issues of Obiter and South African Journal of Bioethics and Law such as:

  • Van As, Hendrik J. Do municipalities have the power to regulate the keeping of “dangerous” dogs? – 2023 44(4) Obiter p858


Also featured are references to several cases from the Supreme Court of Appeal, High Court and Competition Appeal Court including:

Employment and Labour Law Alert: 15 January 2024

Included in Monday's edition are references to 2024 labour law-related events and the following judgments:

Insurance Law Alert: 16 January 2024

 This week's publication contains references to the following judgments:


Also included is the following journal article:

Health Law Alert: 17 January 2024

Wednesday's edition includes the following journal articles:

Energy Law Alert: 18 January 2024

This week's issue contains a reference to the following Government Gazette notice:

  • Government Immovable Asset Management Act 19 of 2007. Integrated Renewable Energy and Resource Efficiency Regulations. – GN4252 GG 50007 p3 17Jan2024


Also included are the following judgments:

Law Practice Management Alert: December 2023

The Law Practice Management Alert refers to resources on business and managerial information tailored specifically for law firms and their support teams.

The articles below provide a preview of the content you can expect from this unique monthly newsletter:

  • Cullwick, Andy. Going soft: The ‘durable’ skills you need to keep your customers happy. – 2023 Dec 15 Legal Futures 

  • Iqbal, Uwais. From knowledge management to intelligence engineering: practical approach to building AI inside the law-firm using open-source large language models. – In: Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Assistance for Legal Professionals in the Digital Workplace (LegalAIIA 2023), held in conjunction with ICAIL 2023, June 19, 2023, Braga, Portugal. View here.

  • Musgrave, Emma. Getting behind the ‘kindness in law’ movement. – 2023 Dec 29 Lawyers Weekly  

  • Rogozinski “Roko”, Melissa. How to use client personas to develop a content strategy. – 2023 Dec 13 Legal Business World

Click here for more highlights from our latest edition.

Published: 19 January 2024

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