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Mamelodi Law Clinic candidate attorney shines in School for Legal Practice exams
Elzet Hurter / Piet Breedt
Posted on 23 Jul 2014

2012 University of Pretoria alumnus Tumelo (Tumi) Makata walked away with a number of awards from the Pretoria School for Legal Practice presented by the Legal Education and Development Department (LEAD) of the Law Society of South Africa on Tuesday, 15 July 2014.

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TuksLaw and Reach for a Dream partner to fulfil a young girl’s dream
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 12 May 2014

Joyce Dube, a 15 year old girl from Soshanguve, fighting a life-threatening lung disease, is dreaming of becoming a lawyer. Through the cooperation between TuksLaw and the Reach for a Dream Foundation, Joyce was afforded the opportunity to get a glimpse of a day in the life of a law student and lawyer.

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Afghan Universities visit Faculty of Law and Law Clinic
Aniki Grobbelaar
Posted on 11 Nov 2013

On 6 November 2013 an academic delegation from four Afghan universities visited the University of Pretoria Law Clinic on request of the Afghan Minister of Higher Education.

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Garnishee abuse is rife
Mail & Guardian
Posted on 05 Nov 2013

Research conducted by the University of Pretoria Law Clinic shows that South Africa, compared with other countries, is faring badly when it comes to garnishee orders — it is the only country surveyed that does not have a limitation on the amount that can be deducted from salaries or restrictions on multiple deductions.

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More than half a million South Africans are not taking home their full salaries at the end of the month
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 21 Oct 2013

A report released by the University of Pretoria Law Clinic on 18 October 2013 shows that approximately 435 084 workers in the private sector have emolument attachment orders against them, and 189 036 (about one in eight) of the 1.55 million government employees are in the same boat.

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Information Design and UP Law Clinic collaborate
Visual arts
Posted on 18 Jun 2013

Third year Information Design students in the Department of Visual Arts recently participated in an exciting collaborative project with the UP Law Clinic. The students were tasked with creating a new, dynamic visual identity for the UP Law Clinic.

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In Memoriam - Frieda Maluleke
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 07 Jun 2013

The Faculty of Law mourns the death of Frieda Maluleke after a short illness. Frieda passes away on 6 June 2013.

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Law Clinic's library gets a boost from LexisNexis
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 30 May 2013

Although the Faculty of Law accommodates the well-equipped Oliver R Tambo Law Library, the Law Clinic gratefully received a recent donation of a number of books from LexisNexis.

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Alumnus ploughs back
Aniki Grobbelaar
Posted on 18 Feb 2013

The attorneys and candidate attorneys from the Mamelodi and Hatfield branches of the UP Law Clinic have the privilege of attending legal drafting courses on Saturday mornings during February 2013 with Advocate Marius Oosthuizen (SC).

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Newly appointed Judge President Dunstan Mlambo visits Law Clinic
Franciscus Haupt
Posted on 16 Jan 2013

Dunstan Mlambo, the recently appointed Judge President of the North and South Gauteng Divisions of the High Court, visited the Law Clinic on Thursday, 13 December 2012.

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Research conducted for the dti on the National Credit Act 34 of 2005
Jani van Wyk
Posted on 16 Jan 2013

The University of Pretoria Law Clinic’s Research and Short Courses Section, in collaboration with Feasibility (Pty) Ltd, conducted research for the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) on the policy and objectives of the National Credit Act 34 of 2005. The dti intends to amend the legislation and commissioned the research team with the mandate to analyse the policy upon which the National Credit Act was founded and to develop such policy with the view of effecting amendments to the Act.

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2012 LexisNexis Mock Trial Competition
Sibusiso Mlangeni & Tshepiso Scott
Posted on 16 Nov 2012

Read what the TuksLaw team, comprising of final year LLB students Sibusiso Mlangeni and Tshepiso Scott, has to say about their participation in this Competition:

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Law Clinic's candidate attorney par excellence
Frans Haupt
Posted on 16 Nov 2012

The Faculty of Law is proud to announce that Trish Erasmus, who served her articles of clerkship at the University of Pretoria's Law Clinic during 2011, is the recipient of the prestigious Phillip Friedman Prize which was awarded at the Annual General Meeting of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces on 10 November 2012.

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Tribute to the Friends of the Law Clinic
Aniki Grobbelaar/Elzet Hurter
Posted on 08 Nov 2012

At the beginning of November 2012, the Law Clinic of the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, hosted an annual cocktail function to thank those who assisted the Clinic in various ways during the course of the year.

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Law Clinic Innovator and Educator of the Year
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 02 Nov 2012

On 18 October 2012 the Director of the Law Clinic, Franciscus Haupt, and two attorneys from the Clinic, Frikkie Grobler and Lourens Grové, received a "Hallmark of Excellence in Teaching" award from the Department of Education and Innovation, University of Pretoria.

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Law Clinic represents UP at Carnegie 3
Aniki Grobbelaar/Elzet Hurter
Posted on 20 Sep 2012

Two attorneys from the Law Clinic, Soretha Venter and Patricia Erasmus, attended the "Carnegie 3 - Strategies to Overcome Poverty and Inequality" Conference in Cape Town from 3 to 7 September 2012.

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Law Clinic takes AmaRula Gold (and Silver)!
Aniki Grobbelaar/Elzet Hurter
Posted on 17 Sep 2012

The theme of the Annual University of Pretoria Spring Day Celebration on Wednesday, 12 September 2012, was to cook up a storm in a potjie. But not just any potjie. A pudding potjie! From stew dumplings (“souskluitjies”) to malva pudding, tapioca, or custard: basically anything traditionally prepared in an oven, right through to more innovative approaches such as melted chocolate for a fruit dip.

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A welcome 'reboot' for Clinic's Lab
Aniki Grobbelaar/Elzet Hurter
Posted on 31 Aug 2012

The Computer Lab of the Law Clinic, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, received a long overdue make-over during August 2012.

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Director of Law Clinic attends Thai Conference
Aniki Grobbelaar/Elzet Hurter
Posted on 30 Aug 2012

The Director of the Law Clinic, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, Franciscus Haupt, presented a paper at the International University Community Engagement Conference held in Chiagn Mai, Thailand from 9 to 12 January 2012.

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Envisioning, designing and implementing court ADR
Lourens Grové
Posted on 30 Aug 2012

In June of this year, Lourens Grové was one of three South Africans chosen to attend a two week course on Envisioning, Designing and Implementing Court Alternative Dispute Resolution at the University of California, Hastings College of Law, San Francisco, USA.

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Debt counselling and credit policy researched and reviewed
Aniki Grobbelaar/Elzet Hurter
Posted on 30 Aug 2012

During June 2012 Charlotte van Sittert (attorney), Franciscus Haupt (Director) and Jani van Wyk (attorney and convenor of this project) from the Law Clinic, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, submitted a research report to the Regulator.

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Law Clinic represents UP at Society of Southern African Law Teachers Conference
Aniki Grobbelaar/Elzet Hurter
Posted on 30 Aug 2012

The Law Clinic of the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, was well represented at the Society of Southern African Law Teachers Conference held in Port Elizabeth from 10 to 13 July 2012.

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Law Clinic represents UP at 10th International Clinical Legal Education Conference
Aniki Grobbelaar/Elzet Hurter
Posted on 30 Aug 2012

The Director of the Law Clinic, Franciscus Haupt and Jani van Wyk, an attorney of the Clinic, presented papers at the 10th International Clinical Legal Education Conference held in Durham, UK, from 10 to 13 July 2012.

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Law Clinic: Regional Court Divorce Project
Lourens Grové
Posted on 05 Oct 2011

In June 2011 the UP Law Clinic was approached by a Magister from the Pretoria Regional Court to assist unrepresented clients in divorce matters in the Regional Court. After some negotiations, the project started towards the end of June 2011.

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Papers recently presented August – September 2011
Frans Haupt
Posted on 05 Oct 2011

On 3 August Carika Keulder presented a paper on “The Appointment of an Agent of the Taxpayer – a Comparison between Section 99 of the Income Tax Act and Rule 47 of the Magistrates’ Court” during Unisa’s 8th annual Mercantile Law conference held at Sandton.

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Spring day 2011
Linda Schoeman
Posted on 05 Oct 2011

The Law Clinic celebrated Spring Day on Wednesday 7 September 2011 at their premises. All dressed up in their Law Clinic T-shirts.

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Law Clinic: International Conference - Big Apple
Frikkie Grobler and Charlotte van Sittert
Posted on 03 Aug 2011

Four staff member: Frans Haupt, Charlotte van Sittert, Carika Keulder and Frikkie Grobler attended the Conference on Student Engagement and Assessment: New York Law School 1 - 3 June 2011.

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Law Clinic: Research and Short Courses
Jani van Wyk
Posted on 03 Aug 2011

The research and short courses department of the Law Clinic (Jani van Wyk, Charlotte van Sittert and Franciscus Haupt) recently conducted an impact assessment of the Supreme Court of Appeal judgment in Nedbank v National Credit Regulator delivered in March of this year.

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Law Clinic: We are on air - TuksFM
Lourens Grové
Posted on 03 Aug 2011

Starting in May 2011, the UP Law Clinic has representatives speaking on TuksFM every alternative Wednesday, between 13:30 and 14:00.

Every programme two members of the Clinic spoke about a legal topic, and listeners could SMS questions to the Clinic representatives.


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Law Clinic: Practical Law 410
Carika Keulder
Posted on 03 Aug 2011

The Law Clinic Students, enrolled for the elective subjects Practical Law 410 and 420, are required to consult with clients, draft letters and pleadings, conduct research and negotiate with opposing parties during their year in the Clinic. In order to prepare the students for the task at hand an intensive two day residential workshop was held on the 4th and 5th of March 2011at Nevenbergh Conference Centre, Krugersdorp.

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Law Clinic: Candidate Attorney publishes novel
Trish Erasmus
Posted on 03 Aug 2011

Candidate attorney Patricia Erasmus published her first novel SMILES THAT REACH THE EYES: ISBN 978-0-9814281-1-6.

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