Category: 2020 +

Experts joint minutes: Agreeing facts and opinions

HAL obo MML v MEC for Health, Free State SCA confirmed the position regarding joint minutes of experts “In accordance with Bee, if they agree on issues of fact and the appropriate approach to technical analysis, the...

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Wrongfulness and legal duty: Prevention of harm

BE obo JE v MEC for Social Development, Western Cape Wrongfulness and legal duty considered and Constitutional Court held that it is trite that liability for negligence in delict in the first instance depends on the existence of...

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Quantifying back-pay: Material mistake

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Bringing constitutional challenge: Specificity and clarity

Minister of Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs v De Beer Bringing constitutional challenge considered by SCA and in allowing the appeal it was stated in para [116] ‘The constitutional challenge made to the...

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Compensating procedural unfairness: Discretionary award

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Interpreting contracts holistically: Text context purpose

University of Johannesburg v Auckland Park Theological Seminary In confirming that the process of interpreting contracts must be done holistically the constitutional court repeated that ‘the inquiry into delectus personae...

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Discriminatory bequest unlawful: Constitution s39(2) interpreted

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Privacy rights confirmed: Surveillance and interception?

AmaBhungane CIJ NPC v Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Privacy rights confirmed by constitutional court and pointed out that state agencies are empowered to “gather, correlate, evaluate and analyse” intelligence and...

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Unlawful agreement concluded: Invalid and not binding

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Advocate readmission refused: Standing of legal bodies

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Concurrent jurisdiction considered: Unlawful employment termination?

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Senior management restructured: Valid fair dismissal reason

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