Category: Bill of Rights

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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Strike ballot requirement: Strike not unprotected

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Negative obligation imposed: Right to basic education

AB v Pridwin Preparatory School Negative obligation imposed and new rule developing the common law under section 8(3)(a) of the Constitution, that was non-existent  under the common law or in terms of any prior legislation, by...

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Public policy grounds: Contract – Froneman J dissent

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Sexual orientation discrimination: Unlawful labour practice

Bostock v. Clayton County Whilst the doctrine of ’employment at will’ ( see also ‘just because’) prevails in the USA (and in some parts of Canada) it is an unlawful labour practice in terms of the Civil...

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Inherent job requirements: Firefighter incapacity

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Recruitment protected disclosure: Automatically unfair dismissal

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Reciprocal contractual obligations: Duty to disclose transfer?

Maoke v Telkom (Soc) Ltd (CPIC) Reciprocal contractual obligations of trust and confidence arise impliedly and have been accepted by the SCA as part of our law and in this matter the claim should have alleged that Telkom...

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Virus practice code: Mining and Covid-19

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Trade union constitution: Scope and eligibility

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Unlawful proceeds forfeited: Constitution s25 property?

National Director of Public Prosecutions v Botha NO Unlawful proceeds forfeited unanimously but according to majority proceeds of unlawful activities do not constitute property as envisaged in section 25(1) of the Constitution....

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Unlawful proceeds forfeited: Crime and proportionality

National Director of Public Prosecutions v Botha NO Unlawful proceeds forfeited and if only R758 085 is forfeited the courts would, in effect, be giving “credit” for the fact that an attempt was made to cover up the original...

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