Category: A.G. Binns-Ward

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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Adopting holistic approach: 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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Summary judgment applications: New procedure considered

Tumileng Trading CC v National Security and Fire (Pty) Ltd Summary judgment applications must comply with the amended Uniform Rule 32 which came into effect on 1 July 2019 but the high court doubted that any signal change has...

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Stipulatio alteri examined: Benefit conferred on HOA?

Maremmana Home Owners’ Association v Melnic Wine Solutions CC Stipulatio alteri examined by high  court and decided that  the right applicant purports to exercise in seeking the relief it does in these proceedings could...

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Protectable interests examined: Unrealistic threat?

Truworths Ltd v de Bruyn Protectable interests examined and high court decided that while the skills and experience developed as a buyer while in the employ of Truworths will be of practical benefit to adidas under her new...

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