Category: Public policy

Constitutional invalidity confirmed: Minority judgment concerning nullity

Corruption Watch NPC v President RSA Constitutional invalidity confirmed and set aside Shaun Abrahams’s appointment as national director of public prosecutions (NDPP)  as it would not be “just and equitable” for him to remain in...

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Constitutional invalidity confirmed: NDPP appointment set aside

Corruption Watch NPC v President RSA Constitutional invalidity confirmed and set aside Shaun Abrahams’s appointment as national director of public prosecutions (NDPP)  as it would not be “just and equitable” for him to remain in...

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Van Heerden test: Remedial and restitutionary equality

Minister of Justice & Constitutional Development v Saripa The constitutional court considered the Van Heerden test and  in particular pointed out that arbitrariness and rationality are  separate requirements of the rule of...

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Funding political parties: Right to an informed vote

My Vote Counts NPC v Minister of Justice and Correctional Services The constitutional court’s unanimous judgment on funding political parties is important in many respects and will surely give rise to an informed debate...

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Utterances comprising intimidation: Constitutional invalidity considered

Moyo v Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development; Sonti v Minister of Justice and Correctional Services This SCA judgment concerning utterances comprising intimidation suggests that senior managers who require employees...

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Partial restraint enforcement: Unreasonableness and onus

For subscribers only Whilst some judgment summaries are available to all, this judgment summary is reserved for subscribers only. If you are already a subscriber, you can login to see this judgment summary. If you cannot login,...

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Attorneys’ profession norms: Fees for acting as curator

Mostert v Nash A significant judgment of the SCA concerning the attorneys’ profession norms regarding remuneration of attorneys when acting as court appointed curators and also discussing the implications of the Contingency Fees...

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Fair labour practices: Meaning of ‘everyone’ in s 23(1)

Pretorius v Transport Pension Fund The constitutional court has dealt with a number of very important issues, including the right to fair labour practices. “Contemporary labour trends highlight the need to take a broad...

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Fundamental contextual change: Supremacy to constitutional democracy

Marshall NO v Commissioner, South African Revenue Service Given the fundamental contextual change from legislative supremacy to constitutional democracy, the constitutional court decided that there is a need to re-examine an...

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Deliberations as a class of information: Disclosure on review

Helen Suzman Foundation v Judicial Service Commission “In sum, I can think of no reason why deliberations as a class of information ought generally to be excluded from a rule 53 record. For me, the question is whether...

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