Category: Cause: general

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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Advocate readmission refused: Standing of legal bodies

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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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Date dispute arises: Ongoing cause of action

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Medical benefits capped: legitimate commercial rationale

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Magistrate recusing himself: Reviewed and set aside

M J Vermeulen Inc. v Engelbrecht NO The magistrate’s subjective discomfiture about continuing with the trial and recusing himself ‘did not afford a proper basis for him to recuse himself, and his decision to do so...

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Applying employment law: Two schools of thought

Watching the Senate debates in the USA concerning the appointment of a member of the highest court to replace the recently deceased associate judge it became noticeably clear that there are two distinct schools of thought...

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Accessing preserved evidence: Instituting legal proceedings

Cell C Ltd v MA Accessing preserved evidence allows a former employer to obtain the necessary evidence and proof to institute legal action against former employees who colluded in causing substantial prejudice to the employer...

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Actio communi dividundo: Co-ownership of property

Municipal Employees’ Pension Fund v Chrisal Investments (Pty) Ltd In considering the actio communi dividundo the SCA decided there is no closed list of instances of bound co-ownership and if the ‘relationship gives...

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Good faith principle: Informed understanding of rights

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Africa (Pty) Ltd v Murray and Roberts Ltd Good faith principle enforced and refusal to disclose fails to accord with requirements of good faith, cooperation and trust because it would leave...

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