Category: Cause: statute

Occupier defined explained: Clash – ESTA and PIE

Droomer NO v Snyders Full bench considered the jurisdictional issues and the possible conflict and overlapping caused by the provisions of the PIE Act and ESTA and  respondents only qualified as ‘occupiers’ if their occupation...

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Reflective loss wrongfulness: Pure economic loss

Hlumisa Investment Holdings (RF) Ltd v Kirkinis Reflective loss and wrongfulness considered in great detail by the SCA and confirmed the underlying principles that a company has a distinct legal personality and holding shares...

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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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Establishing court jurisdiction: Registered office or principal place?

Mfwethu Investments CC v Citiq Meter Solutions (Pty) Ltd Establishing court jurisdiction requires proof that registered office falls within area after gathering information registered with the CIPC, rather than trying to prove...

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Age discrimination proved: Twin causes of action

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Prescription Act inapplicable: RAF claimants excluded

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Covid-19 lawyers chastised: Deprived of fees

Administrator of Dr J S Moroka Municipality v Kubheka COVID-19 Lawyers chastised for failing to produce the necessary permits ito the regulations and directives which caused the acting judge to deny them their fees and charges...

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Copyrighting computer program: Disputed authorship

Bergh v Agricultural Research Council Copyrighting computer program and decided that the provision of ‘functional requirements and a periodic review of progress being made in the development of the program and testing it...

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Teaching hospitals agreement: Scarce skills allowance

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Fraudulent email instruction: Electronic signature?

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Eviction fatally defective: Right to reside ended?

Aquarius Platinum (SA) (Pty) v Bonene Supreme Court of Appeal held that purported eviction fatally defective in that the land owner failed to prove that the right to residence had been terminated after employment was terminated....

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Business rescue ranking: Preference wage claims?

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