PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Wouter Willemse
 
Comments: 11
Article views: 284
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all Wouter Willemse's badges.
 

The Game has changed

20 April 2014, 17:30

If you are a child from the 60's, 70's or 80's in South Africa you had a different set of rules than the NewFreeBorns.

In those days you had Mev Dominee, Dokter Pietie and Dominee Haas. These where the important people in town but then there was also Mr Lawyer. He was the main konyn, just a step above the Town Clerk.

I often look back at these times and wonder how it came about that Lawyers had all this power. Do they have it, or did we give it to them. Why are they more valued members of society than the Post Office guy or the Telephone man. 

One of best thing that could happen in our country was to see how the judicial system works in practice. A man was on the stand for days testifying while he is not an expert but the system allowed this.

Irrespective if he knows what he is talking about or not, the attorney gets paid. We have cases going to court and costing millions because the lawyers says ' you have a case'. At the end the guy did not have a case, lost thousand and the Lawyer is buying his next property.

I appreciate the Judge speaking up about the qualifications but now they have to look at the processes in the Law systems and how and were Lawyers charge and take cases on. This is no longer the 60's, 70's and 80's. The game has changed.

And while we are at it, make them do community service for a year or two. This will help the people who pay tax to subsidize their university studies.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
11 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
JC Kotze
Nkandla R250million in perspectiv...

So dear tax payer, how much is a million Rand? Consider this: A R10.00 note is 128 mm in length. R1 000 000 (One million rand) is therefore 12.8 kilometres of R10 notes – end to end. Read more...

1 comments 770 views
Submitted by
Caitlin Thomas
Cry for Our Beloved Country

When I think of our Country I automatically think of the metaphor involving the frog in boiling water. Read more...

7 comments 560 views
Submitted by
Lionel Swarts
Thank You Home Affairs

I'd like to congratulate the Department of Home Affairs for the implementation of the new Visa rules for minors. Read more...

2 comments 204 views
Submitted by
Raechel Patrica
Mr President

They say that one should never bring emotion into the world of politics. I don’t know who ‘they’ are but ‘they’ certainly have never felt the way that I believe the majority of South Africans are feeling now. Sad. Read more...

14 comments 1905 views
Submitted by
Wayne Rittmann
Sepp's boys and the ANC

So our government officials have been found out for having "bought" the votes of unscrupulous FIFA officials, to secure the 2010 soccer world cup for South Africa...Talk about getting egg on your face - again. Read more...

8 comments 3201 views
Submitted by
Ryan_Ruffgrain
Manchester United Season in Revie...

Manchester United’s season kicked off in less than auspicious fashion with only 3 wins from their opening 10 matches.  Read more...

1 comments 275 views
 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2015 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.