Category: Special pleas

Adjudication statutory appeal: Claim outside jurisdiction

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Bringing constitutional challenge: Specificity and clarity

Minister of Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs v De Beer Bringing constitutional challenge considered by SCA and in allowing the appeal it was stated in para [116] ‘The constitutional challenge made to the...

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Abusing court processes: Application struck off

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Unreasonable renewal expectation: Employer’s appeal upheld

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Dispute resolution process: Adjudication and arbitration

Sasol SA (Pty) Ltd v Murray & Roberts Ltd Dispute resolution process explained and high court confirmed that ‘the adjudicator’s decision is binding on the parties unless and until revised by the tribunal and is...

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Publishing defamatory statements: Unlawfulness?

Malema v Rawula In considering publishing defamatory statements the SCA disallowed the appeal from the high court and confirmed that an interdict must always be directed at future conduct and if there is no risk of future...

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Publishing defamatory statements: Truth and public interest

Malema v Rawula In considering publishing defamatory statements the SCA disallowed the appeal from the high court and confirmed that an interdict must always be directed at future conduct and if there is no risk of future...

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Arbitration agreement disputed: Jurisdiction and powers?

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Arbitration costs disputed: Absence of agreement

Bike Mob (Pty) Ltd v Arbitrator [Capitalgro (Pty) Ltd] Arbitration costs disputed and various interlocutory skirmishes fizzled out at the start of the hearing and both counsel agreed that the high court was only required to...

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Interpreting contracts holistically: Text context purpose

University of Johannesburg v Auckland Park Theological Seminary In confirming that the process of interpreting contracts must be done holistically the constitutional court repeated that ‘the inquiry into delectus personae...

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Applicable job grading: Job weight range overlap

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Conduct rule disputed: Bypassing Ombud?

Heathrow Property Holdings No 33 CC v Manhattan Place Body Corporate In considering a disputed conduct rule the high court decided that in ‘each instance a litigant will have to make out good cause for why a dispute which...

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