Category: Common Law

Restraints unintended consequences: Enforceable and lawful?

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Just and equitable: Meaning in different contexts

Dawson v Sidney on Vaal CPA Without reaching a decision or making a finding the high court pointed out that the applicant had failed to establish that it would be just and equitable to place the first respondent under the...

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First refusal right: Part of larger package

Plattekloof RMS Boerdery (Pty) Ltd v Dahlia Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd The high court decided that, assuming that the applicant was not in breach at the time of any of its obligations under the lease, the right of first...

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Enrichment claim considered: Condictio indebiti requirements

Municipal Employees Pension Fund v Mongwaketse In disallowing the appeal and by a majority decision the SCA confirmed the former contractor’s enrichment claim to a refund of her contributions to the pension fund, including...

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Unlawful agreement concluded: Invalid and not binding

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Advocate readmission refused: Standing of legal bodies

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Union authorised picket: Gatherings Act inapplicable

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Concurrent jurisdiction considered: Unlawful employment termination?

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Arbitration award binding: Right to be wrong

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Delictual damages claim: Exception principles discussed

Fawu vs Umbhaha Estates (Pty) Ltd In considering delictual damages claim the high court detailed the protest action of Fawu comprehensively and in great detail in amended particulars of claim including dates when each action was...

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Summary dismissal void: SABC materially breached contract

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Disciplinary process outlined: Three-stage inquiry explained

SA Legal Practice Council v REC Full bench of the high court outlined the sui generis nature of the disciplinary process and stressed that when considering whether an attorney ought to be removed from the roll or suspended from...

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