Category: Landmark judgments

Discriminatory bequest unlawful: Constitution s39(2) interpreted

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Privacy rights confirmed: Surveillance and interception?

AmaBhungane CIJ NPC v Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Privacy rights confirmed by constitutional court and pointed out that state agencies are empowered to “gather, correlate, evaluate and analyse” intelligence and...

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Unlawful agreement concluded: Invalid and not binding

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Advocate readmission refused: Standing of legal bodies

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Concurrent jurisdiction considered: Unlawful employment termination?

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Senior management restructured: Valid fair dismissal reason

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Operational requirements paramount: Adapt quickly or die

Numsa v Aveng Trident Steel Society accepts the paramount importance of operational requirements and the economic viability of enterprises and senior management is best placed to conduct the operations and one of the primary...

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Providing services considered: TES or service provider?

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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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Language policy unconstitutional: Resolution set aside

AfriForum NPC v Chairperson: Council: University of South Africa The SCA upheld the appeal with costs and declared that the new language policy adopted by Unisa is unconstitutional and set aside the resolution because Unisa...

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Aggravated psychological damages: Proper police search?

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Arbitrators’ notes privileged: Disclosure not required

Zamani Marketing and Management Consultants (Pty) Ltd v HCI Invest 15 Holdco (Pty) Ltd Arbitrators notes ‘privileged’ and high court decided that “. . . , as a general matter, the arbitrators’ notes are too...

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