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From the publishers

Consultus is the official journal of the General Council of the Bar of South Africa. It appears quarterly and its circulation includes all practising advocates, judges, and a large number of other lawyers, senior government officials, and politicians. It is also available on general subscription. The address of the General Council of the Bar is: PO Box 2260, Johannesburg 2000.

Menings en kommentaar in artikels is, tensy anders gestel, die verantwoordelikheid van die skrywer. Redaksionele menings en kommentaar is die verantwoordelikheid van die redakteur en publikasie dam'van dui nie noodwendig daarop dat dit die siening van die Algemene Balieraad weerspieel nie.

Consultus March 1999, Vol 12, No1. Cover


HF Mellet (Redakteur)
MC Botha SC
WRE Duminy SC
PB Hodes SC
CB Mann
P Pauw
r Potgieter
WRC Prinsloo SC
RL Selvan SC
WHG van der Linde SC

Editorial Assistant

Linda Peiser BA (Tale)

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