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August 2009, Vol 22, No 2. Our cover. This issue contains a number of articles on topics ranging from crime and punishment to an on-line application to build a community of advocates.


Hennie Mellet
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Editorial committee

Jannie Eksteen SC (chair)
Frank Snyckers (deputy chair)
Azhar Bham SC,
Richard Brooks
Alfred Cockrell
Susannah Cowen
Sandhya Mahabeer
Patrick Mtshaulana SC
Mahlape Sello

Bar representatives

Bhisho: Vacant
Cape: Frans Rautenbach
Free State: Henriette Murray.
Grahamstown: Richard Brooks
Johannesburg: David Leibowitz
KwaZulu-Natal: Rashid Vahed SC, Paul Wallis, Zuleka Rasool
Namibia: Raymond Heathcote
Northern Cape: Japie Schreuder
North West: John Stander
Port Elizabeth: David Smith
Pretoria: Henk Havenga
Umtata: Mathobela Shisuba

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