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Advocate is the official journal of the General Council of the Bar of South Africa. It appears three times a year 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: P0 Box 2260, Johannesburg 2000. Views and comments are, unless otherwise stated, the responsibility of the authors. Editorial comments or views are the responsibility of the editor, and publication thereof does not necessarily indicate the agreement of the General Council of the Bar of South Africa.

Advocate August 2005, Vol 18, No 2. Our cover: 'Images of South African History No 4' by Sipho Ndlovu (1998). Acrylic on canvas. Part of the Constitutional Court's art collection. The central image is of a man building a wall with bricks. The work includes images of Francois Pienaar and former President Nelson Mandela at the Rugby World Cup, 1995; children leamingfrom books, and a plaque which reads, 'Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Archbishop Desmond Tutu.'


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Editorial committee

WHG van der Linde SC (chair),
N Arendse SC
A Cockrell,
A Gabriel
IJ Smuts SC
FA Snyckers

Bar representatives

Bhisho: Vacant.
Cape: A Kruger.
Free State: GJM Wright
Grahamstown: I Smuts SC
Johannesburg: C Watt-Pringle SC
KwaZulu-Natal: W Bowler
Northern Cape: J Schreuder
North West: J Stander
Port Elizabeth: P Kroon
Pretoria: HS Havenga
Umtata: MH Shisuba

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The Editor, Advocate,
PO Box 2260
Johannesburg 2000
Tel: (011) 336 3976/2486/ or
the editor directly at
082 961 7696/ (mornings)
Fax: (011) 336 8970/
e-mail: or
Street address: 5th Floor, Schreiner Chambers,
94 Pritchard Street,
Johannesburg 2000


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Advocate, PO Box 2260,
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Tel: +27 (011) 336 3976/337 4498/
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Printed by Paarl Print
ISSN 1683-2566
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