Category: punitive costs

Costly withdrawn application: PPE for health workers

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Restoring land rights: Community not proved

Luhlwini Mchunu Community v Hancock Restoring land rights confined by law to persons who are a community or part of a community dispossessed of a right in land after 19 June 1913 as a result of past racially discriminatory laws...

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Upgrading administrative error: Punitive costs awarded

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Upgrading administrative error: Review or appeal rights

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Abusing court processes: Special costs order

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Executive power exercised: Reinstatement refused

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Material contractual breach: Abandoning disciplinary procedure?

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Unauthorised legal proceedings: Union branches not members

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Staying execution sale: Final or interim relief

SA Municipal Workers’ Union National Provident Fund v Kopanong Local Municipality    Staying execution sale was intended to be an interim order and the high court had no power to effectively create a contract for the parties...

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Personal indemnity exceeded: Bad faith accepted

Public Protector v SA Reserve Bank Personal indemnity exceeded and Constitutional Court confirmed that the Public Protector acted in bad faith and held that in any event, the ambit of the immunity afforded under section 5(3) is...

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Process abuse punished: Business rescue and costs

Van Staden NO v Pro-Wiz (Pty) Ltd Process abuse punished because the SCA was satisfied that a punitive costs order was appropriate because the purpose behind the business rescue application was not to achieve either...

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Abominable abusive action: Punitive costs awarded

Moyane v Ramaphosa Abominable abusive action and allegations attacking the integrity of a number of important national figures suitably punished with an award of costs on a punitive scale. “The primary relief that...

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