Category: High Court judges

Valuing golf courses: Various methods discussed

De Zalze Golf Club v VAB: Stellenbosch Municipality The Club reviewed and set aside a decision made by the Valuation Appeal Board (VAB) for the Stellenbosch Municipality in the Club’s appeal against a valuation of its golf...

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Disposition without value: Exception and ‘value’?

Strydom NO v Snowball Wealth (Pty) Ltd Disposition without value or ‘not made for value’ interpretated by High Court in context of an exception to the pleadings and on the facts  the disposition was clearly not for...

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Penalty stipulation enforced: Moderated and reduced

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Repaying amounts deducted: Conduct rules examined

Rapallo Body Corporate v Dhlamini NO In the context of repaying amounts deducted the High Court decided that rule 7.2, which requires that a section-owner who obtains approval to undertake renovations, alterations or...

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Double-barrelled approach: Appeal and review

Kingshaven Homeowners’ Association v Botha In considering an appeal against the refusal of an adjudicator in an application in terms of the CSOS Act the High Court discussed the merits of appeal and review and recommended...

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Assessing urgent applications: Compliance with rules?

Rokwil Civils (Pty) Ltd v Le Sueur NO High Court had regard to various factors and case law in assessing urgent applications and decided that applicant had failed to discharge the onus of proving that non-compliance with the...

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Holistic approach adopted: Balancing interests

A G v L G High Court adopted a holistic approach in exercising a discretion when considering the approach to the husband contributing to the costs but cautioned that an equality of arms must be ‘balanced with maintaining...

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Occupier defined explained: Clash – ESTA and PIE

Droomer NO v Snyders Full bench considered the jurisdictional issues and the possible conflict and overlapping caused by the provisions of the PIE Act and ESTA and  respondents only qualified as ‘occupiers’ if their occupation...

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Case management directions: Postponement separation and discovery

Investec Bank Ltd v O’Shea NO High Court discussed case management directions  and stressed that a ruling in terms of Uniform Rule 33(4) should be made by the judge and the legal representatives concerned only after very...

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Formidable appeal threshold: Would not might

Democratic Alliance v President of RSA Full bench of the High Court considered the formidable appeal threshold which now exists in sec 17(1)(a) of the Superior Courts Act 10 of 2013 and that before concluding that there are...

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Audit report findings: Transfers and subsidies

MEC: Economic Opportunities, Western Cape v Auditor General of SA In reviewing and setting aside audit report findings the High Court decided that ‘constitutional principles of reliance and rationality do not permit...

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