Category: Universities and schools

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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Recognition agreement cancelled: Invalid union membership

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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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Teaching hospitals agreement: Scarce skills allowance

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Abusing court processes: Special costs order

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Interpreting university definition: Concurring judgment

Independent Institute of Education (Pty) Ltd v Kwazulu-Natal Law Society Interpreting university definition and Constitutional Court in concurring judgment cautioned against giving an interpretation which ‘cannot be...

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Interpreting university definition: Statutory interpretation

Independent Institute of Education (Pty) Ltd v Kwazulu-Natal Law Society Interpreting university definition and Constitutional Court held that to treat the Institute otherwise than as a university would put form over substance...

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