Category: High Court judges

Confidentiality claim considered: Discovery and fairness

Erasmus NO v MEC for Health, NC Province High court considered confidentiality claim and exercised a discretion not to order disclosure after considering the consequences of ordering discovery of information regarding the...

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Restraints unintended consequences: Enforceable and lawful?

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Just and equitable: Meaning in different contexts

Dawson v Sidney on Vaal CPA Without reaching a decision or making a finding the high court pointed out that the applicant had failed to establish that it would be just and equitable to place the first respondent under the...

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Alleged corruption discovery: PAIA confidential and sensitive

Panday v University of KwaZulu-Natal Applicant was characterised as a ‘busybody’ seeking information of alleged corruption but the high court decided that he was entitled to bring the application to vindicate his rights of...

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First refusal right: Part of larger package

Plattekloof RMS Boerdery (Pty) Ltd v Dahlia Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd The high court decided that, assuming that the applicant was not in breach at the time of any of its obligations under the lease, the right of first...

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Arbitration award binding: Right to be wrong

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Delictual damages claim: Exception principles discussed

Fawu vs Umbhaha Estates (Pty) Ltd In considering delictual damages claim the high court detailed the protest action of Fawu comprehensively and in great detail in amended particulars of claim including dates when each action was...

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Disciplinary process outlined: Three-stage inquiry explained

SA Legal Practice Council v REC Full bench of the high court outlined the sui generis nature of the disciplinary process and stressed that when considering whether an attorney ought to be removed from the roll or suspended from...

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Business interruption insurance: Losses indemnified

Grassy Knoll Trading 78 CC v Guardrisk Insurance Co Ltd High Court decided that the interpretation of the insurance policy adopted in Ma-Afrika Hotels is consistent with the decision in Café Chameleon and the findings in FCA in...

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Magistrate recusing himself: Reviewed and set aside

M J Vermeulen Inc. v Engelbrecht NO The magistrate’s subjective discomfiture about continuing with the trial and recusing himself ‘did not afford a proper basis for him to recuse himself, and his decision to do so...

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Conflicting interests considered: Employee and executive director

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