Watching Briefs? The Role of Legal Practitioners in a Watching Brief

Over December 2023, South Africa was tuned to their televisions with the bail proceedings of Bafana Mahungela, where our Mr Abrie van Der Merwe was instructed by the family of the deceased to act on a watching brief. This begs the question – what is a watching brief? A watching brief is a mandate to […]

Victory For BDK Director Johan Eksteen

The Polokwane High Court was set down for trial in the widely publicized murder of two municipality councilors Vaaltyn Kekana and Ralph Kanyane of Mogalakwena municipality in 2019. The accused before court were facing charges of conspiracy to commit murder, two counts of murder and possession of an illegal firearm. The Trial was to proceed […]

New Series – Protection Orders

Here at BDK Attorneys we are pleased to announce that we will be launching a new article and Facebook Live series in the course of October: – Protection order Please keep an eye out for these posts. In the interim, if you are in need of legal services you are welcome to contact us. BDK […]

New Series – Bail Applications

Here at BDK Attorneys we are pleased to announce that we will be launching a new article and Facebook Live series in the course of October: – Bail applications Please keep an eye out for these posts. In the interim, if you are in need of legal services you are welcome to contact us. BDK […]

Making News Headlines

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Landmark Victory for BDK Attorneys: Acquittal of High-ranking Police Officials

In a stunning turn of events, BDK Attorneys has secured a monumental triumph for justice and the rule of law. Representing accused individuals faced with charges of kidnapping, assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, and extortion, the legal dream team of Advocate Dawie Joubert SC, Johan Eksteen (Director) and Gerhard Landman (Associate) have […]

The State Is Not Your Personal Debt Collector

Abrie van der Merwe – Associate Any attorney who regularly goes to our criminal courts would have realised in the last few months that there had been a steady increase in fraud related matters in the “normal” magistrates’ courts. This is mainly due to the fact that a decision was made in the last year […]

Urgent Court Triumph: Court Holds Opponent In Contempt

On Tuesday, 20 June 2023, the BDK Attorneys team appeared in the Urgent Court of the Johannesburg High Court.  Nadine Meintjes appeared on behalf of our client before the Honourable Acting Judge Bokako, with Jacques Peacock, the attorney on the matter, having drafted the papers. Meintjes (25) and Peacock (23), both Associates with BDK Attorneys, […]

M.M v R.A.N: Presumption Of Consent In Customary Marriages

Katia Dias – Candidate Attorney Customary marriages are marriages which are “negotiated, celebrated or concluded according to any of the systems of indigenous African customary law which exist in South Africa”. Although the promulgation of the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act 120 of 1998 (“RCMA”) has created a regulatory framework for customary unions and sets […]

BDK Wins In Urgent Court Over Shoddy Warrant Of Arrest

Johan Eksteen, a Director of BDK Attorneys, alongside Advocate Abré Loubser on brief, ensured the liberty of two clients after approaching the Limpopo Division of the High Court on an urgent basis. The matter was heard on 8 March 2023. The origin of this matter dates back to July 2019, when two municipal officials of […]