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South Africa intends to leave ICC

South Africa could leave the International Criminal Court (ICC), as the government faces criticism for ignoring a court order to arrest Sudan's president.

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SA court to rule on class action against gold sector

A South African court has begun hearings to determine if gold miners suffering from lung diseases they claim to have contracted because of their job can proceed with a class action lawsuit against the industry.

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Oscar Pistorius' lawyer claims athlete can't afford another trial

Barry Roux has said that the former Paralympic athlete's ability to pay for another trial over the murder of his former girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp would be 'non-existent'.

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DLA ends formal alliance with Cliffe Dekker in South Africa

The 200-lawyer practice Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr will no longer be in formal alliance with DLA Piper the end of this month because the Johannesburg-based firm has 'decided not to proceed to the next level of integration'.

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Cliffe Dekker hires new M&A head for Africa and Asia

South African law firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr has appointed a new head of cross-border M&A for African and Asia, with the aim to focus on growth cities and the increasing diversification of African economies.

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South Africa sets ten-year jail term for illegal drone flights

South Africa's new drone rules, which take effect today, enshrine far heavier potential prison sentences than other countries that have similar rules.

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South Africa drone laws will push all of Africa to forefront, says entrepreneur

Rules which come in on 1 July to permit drones will help to make Africa the world's biggest commercial operator and consumer 'within the next few years', according to Adam Rosman, founder of Aerial Monitoring Solutions.

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South African lawyers attempt to put Bashir on trial

South African judges and a group of litigation lawyers have been praised for trying to get Sudan's President Bashir to appear at the International Criminal Court - even though the state seems to have made it easy for him to get away.

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Globalaw signs up firms in Algeria and Sudan

Globalaw, the global network of 115 practices, has signed up three new members in Africa bringing its African contingency up to ten.

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Eversheds strengthens 37-office Africa network via South Africa best friend

The global firm has agreed an alliance with Cape Town-based Walkers whose clients include EY and Investec.

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Dentons opens second South African office

Dentons is on the move again, this time in South Africa where the firm is beefing up its presence.

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A&O makes sub-Sahara first through Jo'burg office

Allen & Overy is to become the first Magic Circle practice to open its own office in sub-Saharan Africa when a six-lawyer team will set up a Johannesburg office for the firm this month.

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A&O talks to partners in South Africa

Allen & Overy is rumoured to be setting up an office in Johannesburg.

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Bowman Gilfillan merges with Durban shipping boutique

Big Five South African legal practice Bowman Gilfillan is boosting its transport practice by merging in the three-partner shipping firm Velden Pike Nichols.

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Eversheds opens in Durban through local firm

Eversheds has opened up in the South African city of Durban by joining forces with local firm Knight Turner.

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Black lawyers still in minority in S Africa

Black lawyers make up just 37 per cent of South African lawyers, a statistic which is reflected in the largely white legal teams participating in the Oscar Pistorius trial.

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Complaint lodged over Pistorius prosecution lawyer

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is to decide whether it will investigate a complaint against Gerrie Nel after he cross-examined athlete Oscar Pistorius and accused him of being a liar.

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Dentons join up with South African firm

Denton joins up with its South African law firm partner KapdiTwala.

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Baker Mac sees South African departures

Finance partners Chris Moraitis and Astrid Berman have switched from Baker & McKenzie back to Werksmans where they were partners in 2011.

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South Africa gains UK outsourcing work

The UK's Radiant Law is shifting from an outsourcing model in South Africa, through provider Exigent, to setting up its own South African base to process high-volume commercial work.

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