Category: SCA judges

Unlawful occupation considered: Just and equitable remedy

Grobler v Phillips Unlawful occupation considered by SCA and pointed out that during the greater part of occupation the property formed part of a farm but gradually the farm became absorbed by the growth of urban developments...

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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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Dispute resolution process: Adjudication and arbitration

Sasol SA (Pty) Ltd v Murray & Roberts Ltd Dispute resolution process explained and high court confirmed that ‘the adjudicator’s decision is binding on the parties unless and until revised by the tribunal and is...

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Publishing defamatory statements: Unlawfulness?

Malema v Rawula In considering publishing defamatory statements the SCA disallowed the appeal from the high court and confirmed that an interdict must always be directed at future conduct and if there is no risk of future...

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Publishing defamatory statements: Truth and public interest

Malema v Rawula In considering publishing defamatory statements the SCA disallowed the appeal from the high court and confirmed that an interdict must always be directed at future conduct and if there is no risk of future...

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Repudiating insurance contract: Death not covered

Discovery Life Ltd v Hogan Cancelling debit order to pay premium construed by SCA as repudiating insurance contract and insurer cancelled the cover and was no longer on risk and held that insurer was ‘oblivious to the fact...

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Business rescue practitioners: No conflict of interest

Oakbay Investments (Pty) Ltd v Tegeta Exploration and Resources (Pty) Ltd Considering possible conflict of interest by business rescue practitioners SCA stated that “An examination of the sub-sections of s 139(2) reveals...

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Defining financial product: Identify before determination

Impact Financial Consultants CC v Bam NO (Ombud) In defining the nature of a financial product the SCA stated that the Ombud’s approach to the application of common law principles in the determination of a complaint and...

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BBBEE claims considered: Compliance with scheme

Minister of Trade and Industry v Murendi Properties and Building Supplies (Pty) Ltd BBBEE claims considered and primary issue was whether Murendi had met all the qualifying requirements for the payment of a grant awarded to it...

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Testing reasonable prospects: Remote or reasonable chance

Ramakatsa v African National Congress The importance of this matter and testing reasonable prospects of an appeal compelled the SCA to grant leave to appeal and emphasised that ‘no doubt can exist that the ANC just like...

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Collateral reactive challenge: Time-barring considered

National Credit Regulator v Getbucks (Pty) Ltd SCA in dealing with a collateral reactive challenge pointed out that the National Credit Act grants the Minister the power to promulgate regulations but this was done the day before...

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Incompetent nullity declaration: Hate speech claim

Solidarity v Black First Land First (BLF) SCA made an incompetent nullity declaration anfter deciding that the high court should have taken time to consider Qwelane and rendered its judgment so as to decide the case and could...

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