Table of Contents: Vol 25 • No 1 • April 2012


Hennie Mellet
082 961 7696

Editorial committee

Patric Mtshaulana SC (chair)
Frank Snyckers (deputy chair)
Azhar Bham SC
Richard Brooks
Alfred Cockrell
Susannah Cowen
Sandhya Mahabeer
Mahlape Sello
Lwandile Sisilana
Gerrit Pretorius SC (ex officio – GCB chair)

Bar representatives

Bhisho: Vacant
Cape: Frans Rautenbach
Free State: Henriette Murray.
Grahamstown: Richard Brooks
Johannesburg: Kameshni Pillay
KwaZulu-Natal: Laurence Broster SC, Sarah Linscot, Kerusha Pillay
Namibia: D Obbes SC
Northern Cape: Lizanne van Niekerk
North West: John Stander
Port Elizabeth: Steve Rorke SC, Anusha Rawjee
Pretoria: Leon Dicker
Mthatha: Vusi Msiwa

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Chair’s contribution

GCB news

The GCB’s Advanced Advocacy Training Course
Reports on the training course at the Wallenberg Centre, Stellenbosch University, 10-15 January 2011

Media Statement by the GCB

Bar news


Forum: Ethics

Middle Temple and SA Conference, September 2010 – The rule of law under a written and unwritten constitution


From the Publishers

Letter to the Editor

Legal Crossword