Category: Universities and schools

Vacating residential premises: Interim interdict granted

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Reasonable expectation of renewal: Fixed-term contract

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Terminating collective agreement: Just or good cause

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Moonlighting and fiduciary duties: Clear conflicting interests

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Misappropriating university funds: Reasonable prospects on appeal?

JWR v University of Stellenbosch How does the high court assess reasonable prospects of success on appeal after having awarded substantial damages for misappropriating university funds by former employee? “[1] The...

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Legal practitioners charges: Hopeless cases

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Challenging findings on appeal: Trust relationship destroyed

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Prematurely terminating employment: Retirement age?

RE / University of Fort Hare Prematurely terminating employment  Essence Prematurely terminating employment  Decision (ECEL39-23) [2023] 7 BALR 756 (CCMA) (5 May 2023) Order: [39]        The respondent is ordered to reinstate...

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Restraining administrative power: Excluded student

M v University of the Witwaterstrand When is a matter urgent justifying HC in granting an interim order restraining exercise of administrative statutory power by university? ‘[43]. Moreover, and in the circumstances, I am...

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Unliquidated damages claim: Labour court’s jurisdiction?

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Shortlisting potential applicants: Unfair labour practice?

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Policy and principles interpreted: Binding nature?

Studenteplein v Stellenbosch University When do principles dictate when a policy is binding and how it should be interpreted and implemented particularly during a crisis such as Covid-19? “[80] On a reading together of...

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