Category: High Court judges

Athlete spectator collision: Keep proper lookout

Salie v Western Province Athletics In resolving a claim by a spectator against an athlete involving a collision during a race the high court decided that knowing that a race was underway it could reasonably have been anticipated...

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Prescribed minimum benefits: Cause of action lacking

Cassiem v Government Employees Medical Scheme Prescribed minimum benefits claimed again and high court decided that the ‘common thread that permeated through these various proceedings, is the contention by the applicants...

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Mandatory interdict considered: Absence of resultant harm

Racing Park development Owners Association v Cape Killarney Property Investments (Pty) Ltd High court considered the nature of the relief sought which was a mandatory interdict involving a remedy where positive conduct on the...

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Badenhorst rule applied: Sale and service agreement

New Approach Trading 73 CC v Precision Rigging Pty Ltd High court applied ‘Badenhorst rule’ and cited with approval the approach in the given circumstances as described by Corbett JA in Kalil v Decotex (Pty) Ltd and...

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Lodging appeal effect: Suspension of order?

Cotty v Registrar: Council for Medical Schemes High court confirmed that the effect at common law of lodging an appeal against a court order has the effect of suspending the operation of the decision appealed against but when...

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Lapsed appeal right: Appeal struck from roll

Myeni v Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) Full bench of high court considered a lapsed right to appeal and decided that for a decision to become the subject of an application for leave to appeal the application must have...

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Separating legal issues: Leave to appeal refused

Phatshoane Henney Attorneys v Trollip In separating legal issues high court cited authority for deciding that convenience must be demonstrated and sufficient information must be placed before the court to enable it to exercise...

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Business rescue practitioners: Payments voided

For subscribers only Whilst some judgment summaries are available to all, this judgment summary is reserved for subscribers only. If you are already a subscriber, you can login to see this judgment summary. If you cannot login,...

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Promoting information access: Partner seeking record

H v H Applicant admitted that the respondents’ duty to provide the record depends on “establishing” a partnership but the high court decided that the parties had misunderstood the legal position because when promoting...

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Judicial review explained: Student disciplinary inquiry

Dart v DAC of Stellenbosch University High court explained function of judicial review and decided that because the issue of notice did not appear from either the Notice of Motion or the affidavits filed of record, the...

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Bargaining council chairperson: No defence to defamation

Featherby v Zulu High court held that when defendant stated that the bargaining council chairperson was ‘going out of his way to protect the dishonest’ and that he resents those who do their work with honesty and integrity he...

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Protecting judicial independence: Issue of gross misconduct

Freedom Under Law v Motata In dealing with protecting judicial independence the high court explained that definition of ‘service’ buttressed the underlying rationale that retirement cannot lead to loss by retired...

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