Where Graduates Can Practice Their Legal Services

Legal Services | SabinetLaw students entering the legal services field face a difficult question when graduating, such as finding the right law firm to work for. You could be attracted by a firm’s high-profile cases; their numeration offers or simply the location.

The choice should be made while studying and specialising in a certain field. If the dream is representing a high profile case, then criminal law is the field you should dedicate your efforts to. However, if you enjoy working with real estate dealings, then consider becoming a solicitor.

Students are provided the opportunity to choose their field during their term, but choosing a specific law firm does become difficult once graduating. Here are some considerations: Read More

Why Companies Should Understand SA Labour Law

Labour law | SabinetSome companies unfortunately see labour rights as being in place strictly to protect their employees. We say that this is unfortunate as it means that these companies are missing out on a degree of protection themselves – protection afforded by the South African labour law.

While it may be true that labour law protects employees, it protects their employers as well. This makes sense given that many employers enter into contracts with their employees for the specific purpose of mutual protection. Read More

Sabinet turns 30!

Dear Clients

Sabinet is very proud to announce that we have celebrated our 30th Birthday on 28 February 2013.

We are grateful that Sabinet is in the position to celebrate such a milestone birthday. We would like to thank all our clients for your support during the past 30 years.

We trust that we will celebrate many more birthdays with you and that we will continue to service you on the same level and even better in future!

Kind regards,

Rosalind Hattingh
Managing Director

Ellen Tise receives Honorary IFLA Fellow award

Sabinet would like to warmly congratulate Ellen Tise, Senior Director Library and Information Services at the University of Stellenbosch, Immediate Past IFLA President and a Sabinet Board Member, on receiving the award of Honorary IFLA Fellow.

The award is in recognition of her leadership at the national, regional and international levels for IFLA and African librarianship. Honorary Fellow is IFLA’s highest award, and is awarded on the basis of merit. The Governing Board confers an Honorary Fellowship on a person who has delivered long and distinguished service to IFLA.

We are extremely proud of her achievement.

Congratulations Ellen!

New Challenges

When Gerhard announced that he was going to retire, many (I think all) of the Sabinet staff members were hoping that he would change his mind. Gerhard has really been a true leader and a role model for many staff members. I will go into more detail of the fantastic qualities of our current Managing Director at another stage, all I will say now though is that he is a hard act to follow.

Sabinet is about more than a single person, it is a partnership of many stakeholders. Sabinet has the best board of directors that any company could wish for, a management team that is knowledgeable, passionate and experienced, staff members that are dedicated and professional, and clients who are loyal and supportive. I am privileged to be able to work with all these people.

I look forward to the challenges of this new position and together with the support of the Sabinet management team (Pierre, Irene, Hennie, Kevin, Marco and Sanet), and all the staff members we will ensure that the company continues to grow and flourish!


Sabinet at Scecsal 2008

Sabinet exhibited at the XVIII SCECSAL (Standing Conference of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa Library and Information Associations) Conference which took place at the Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka, Zambia from 15 – 18 July 2008.

Madira Makhubela and Tebogo Methi represented Sabinet at the conference. Both of them said that they had a wonderful time in Zambia and good relationships were built during their stay. It was a good experience for Sabinet to be at the Scecsal conference and we thank the organisers for a well organised conference.

Sabinet at Scecsal
Madira speaking to delegates at Scecsal

Children’s Home Library opens at Baphumelele Children’s home in Khayelitsha

Opening of library at the Baphumelele Children’s Home

The Sabinet Chairperson’s Fund was approached by Biblionef SA to help set up a library at the Baphumelele Children’s Home in Khayelitsha.

12th June was the long awaited for day for Baphumelele Children’s home when the Library was officially opened. The Director of the home, Rose Mushane saw her dream which she has lived with for more that 12 years coming true. The library was officially opened on the 12th of June by Jean Williams the Director of Biblionef South Africa.

In her speech, Rosie, said the Rondawel was built in 1996 to be a library and since then she was trying to source books for the library but no proper library was set up until early this year.

The Sabinet Chairperson’s Fund provided funding for 283 Xhosa books and a set of Encyclopaedias.