Category: Universities and schools

Class action appeal: High court refuses leave

Stellenbosch University Law Clinic v Lifestyle Direct Group International (Pty) Ltd High court refused leave to appeal in class action application and concluded that the interests-of-justice consideration which underpins s173 of...

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School admission policy: Delimiting feeder zone

Hesewu v SGB, Sunningdale Primary School School admission policy considered by high court and it was decided that the “applicants’ challenge to the first respondent’s admissions policy was so lacking in substance that it...

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Discriminatory listed grounds: Harassment and dismissal

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Protecting indigenous languages: Unjustified limitation (2)?

Chairperson of the Council of UNISA v AfriForum NPC Constitutional Court was concerned with protecting indigenous languages and a fundamental right in section 29(2) of the Constitution and a trilogy of cases on the policy of...

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Protecting indigenous languages: Unjustified limitation(1)?

Chairperson of the Council of UNISA v AfriForum NPC Constitutional Court was concerned with protecting indigenous languages and a fundamental right in section 29(2) of the Constitution and a trilogy of cases on the policy of...

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Interpreting contracts holistically: Text context purpose

University of Johannesburg v Auckland Park Theological Seminary In confirming that the process of interpreting contracts must be done holistically the constitutional court repeated that ‘the inquiry into delectus personae...

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Settling disputes finally: Special plea upheld

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Judicial review explained: Student disciplinary inquiry

Dart v DAC of Stellenbosch University High court explained function of judicial review and decided that because the issue of notice did not appear from either the Notice of Motion or the affidavits filed of record, 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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Internal review process: Breaching employment contract?

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