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Judge "Neels" Claassen, SAMLA President passes away

Judge "Neels" Claassen, President of SAMLA passed away on 13 June 2021.


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JUDGE PRESIDENT’S CONSOLIDATED DIRECTIVE (REVISED - 18 SEPTEMBER 2020 CONSOLIDATED DIRECTIVE) IN RE: COURT OPERATIONS IN THE PRETORIA AND JOHANNESBURG HIGH COURTS DURING THE EXTENDED COVID-19 NATIONAL STATE OF DISASTER

Revised Consolidated 18 September 2021 Directive re Court Operations in the Gauteng Division of the High Court during the extended National State of Disaster_issued on 11 June 2021


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Article from Medical Brief 14 April 2021

The Constitutional Court has ruled that South African courts will now be able to consider ordering alternative compensation – instead of a lump-sum payment – to those injured as a result of medical negligence.


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CRUCIAL 2021 INFORMATION REGARDING DATES AND DEADLINES FOR THE ONLINE NATIONAL COURSES AND WORKSHOPS

Very important information about the SAMLA Foundations Course and 10 Workshops dates and deadlines..


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RAF foundational knowledge workshop 13 March 2021 with Leigh de Souza-Spagnoletti and Danie Weideman.

A full day workshop addressing the RAF foundational knowledge needed to effectively mediate an RAF action.


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Directive 1 of 2021: Case management and enrolment of Civil Trials in the Gauteng Division of the High Court_issued on 18 February 2021

Directive 1 of 2021: Case management and enrolment of Civil Trials in the Gauteng Division of the High Court_issued on 18 February 2021


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Amended - Notice from the Judge President re Taxation of Bills of Cost in Settlement Agreements Inter Parties

Amended - Notice from the Judge President re Taxation of Bills of Cost in Settlement Agreements Inter Parties


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The SAMLA Review, Issue 2

The SAMLA Review is the newsletter of SAMLA that is produced three times per year. Issue 2, January 2021, is now available here.


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Directive - Referral to the Full Court re matters between Compensation Solutions Pty Ltd v The Compensation Commissioner and Another

Directive - Referral to the Full Court re matters between Compensation Solutions Pty Ltd v The Compensation Commissioner and Another


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Honorary Lifetime Membership Mr Trevor Reynolds

SAMLA congratulates Mr Trevor Reynolds on being given a Lifetime Honorary Membership of SAMLA.


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NON-COMPLIANCE WITH 18 SEPTEMBER 2020 CONSOLIDATED DIRECTIVE

Kindly refer to the attached amended consolidated Directive regarding court operations in the High Courts of the Gauteng Division.


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Joint minutes between psychologists from different HPCSA registration categories

The 2018 HPCSA response to SAMLA that psychologists from different registration categories may draw up joint minutes


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APRAV RAF Solutions Submission

APRAV has made submissions wrt solutions for the RAF. The documents have been posted under RAF articles on this website https://medicolegal.org.za/raf-matters.php


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POPI Act Nov 2013 Now fully in operation

The Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPIA), which seeks to balance the right to privacy against other rights, such as access to information, has been put into operation incrementally. Some sections, including those dealing with the


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The draft list of qualifying physical impairment or disability expenditure, Section 6B of the Income Tax Act, 1962

The draft list of qualifying physical impairment or disability expenditure, Section 6B of the Income Tax Act, 1962 is probably of interest to those who have taken part in SAMLA's Practical Workshop 8. We've posted it  in the ARTICLES page for your i


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Disaster management Act: Level 1 National Pandemic

Disaster Management Act: Level 1. 18 September 2020


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The CaseLines Quick Reference Guide

The CaseLines quick reference guide as referred to in paragraph 247 in the amended Directive regarding court operations in the High Courts of the Gauteng Divisio


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Amended consolidated Directive regarding court operations in the High Courts of the Gauteng Division. 18 September 2020

Kindly refer to the attached amended consolidated Directive regarding court operations in the High Courts of the Gauteng Division. The CaseLines quick reference guide, as referred to in paragraph 247 thereof, can be found on in this News sectin of t


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Application to wind up the RAF: Commentary by Adv Oosthuizen

The application to wind up the RAF : Adv A Oosthuizen's commentary, shared here with permission


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Application to wind up the RAF : SAMLA statement

Judge Claassen, Non executive president of SAMLA writes, "SAMLA would also be supportive of any skilled professionals applying to be admitted as friends of the court ("amici curiae") to assist the court with information, expertise or statistical evid


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Application to wind up the RAF

The application to wind up the RAF. Please also see Av Oosthuizen;'s commentary a well as a statement from Judge Claasen


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PRINCIPLES OF TEST USAGE IN CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT. Position Paper of SACNA 2020

In modern clinical neuropsychology (Lezak et al., 2012), the choice of psychological tests is based on a hypothesis testing model of neuropsychological evaluation, and not a psychometric model. The orientation, therefore, is functional rather than te


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SAMLA Statement International Nursing Day

SAMLA would like to salute and thank the nurses on this 2020 international nurses’ day for their commitment, compassion and care that they have for the wellbeing of our nation.


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SUPPLEMENTARY DIRECTIVE in re COURT OPERATIONS IN THE PRETORIA AND JOHANNESBURG HIGH COURTS DURING THE EXTENDED COVID-19 NATIONAL LOCKDOWN AND FOR THE REMAINDER OF TERM 2/2020

These directives set out how, and under what conditions, all matters enrolled in the Gauteng Divisions shall be undertaken during the period of the lockdown and until the end of Term 2 of 2020, including the first week of the July 2020 recess.


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SAMLA COVID-19 Brochure

A brochure with important COVID-19 links


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Visit the official COVID-19 government website to stay informed: sacoronavirus.co.za

Visit the official COVID-19 government website to stay informed: sacoronavirus.co.za


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SAMLA’S RESPONSE TO THE CORONA COVID-19 VIRUS

Prof E Stellenberg, SAMLA President's letter to SAMLA members re COVID-19


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SAMLA and UCT LAW @ WORK - Foundations of Medico-Legal Practice Online Course Registration Form

Correct Registration form for the online Foundations of Medico-Legal Practice Course


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Reflecting On Attending The Indian Medico-Legal And Ethics Association Conference (Imleacon 2018) In Ahmedebad, India

In May 2018, Judge Neels Claassen, (Chairman of SAMLA) asked me to meet with a highly esteemed gentleman from India who was interested in our medico-legal association, as he himself was one of the founders of the Indian Medico-Legal and Ethics Associ


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FAQ - what is some of the workshops do not apply to me?

Question: I am a Physio/OT/Nurse. What if some of the workshops do not apply to me?


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In memory of Dr Frank Snyckers

A short overview of his life delivered by the family at his funeral on 29 December 2018


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Farewell Prof Lautenbach – you SAMLA family will miss you too.

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Prof Charles Lautenbach who passed away recently (23 June 2018). Read the beautiful eulogies by his daughter Gabi and his colleague, Dr Richard Kyte.


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Pat van den Heever In Memoriam

Our dear friend and colleague, Adv Pat van den Heever, passed away on the 19th of November 2017


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