Category: Special pleas

Testing reasonable prospects: Remote or reasonable chance

Ramakatsa v African National Congress The importance of this matter and testing reasonable prospects of an appeal compelled the SCA to grant leave to appeal and emphasised that ‘no doubt can exist that the ANC just like...

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Collateral reactive challenge: Time-barring considered

National Credit Regulator v Getbucks (Pty) Ltd SCA in dealing with a collateral reactive challenge pointed out that the National Credit Act grants the Minister the power to promulgate regulations but this was done the day before...

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Lodging grievance considered: Not automatically unfair

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Recruitment age discrimination: Differentiation justified

SA Navy v Tebeila Institute of Leadership, Education, Governance and Training In allowing the appeal the SCA in dealing with recruitment and alleged upper age discrimination referred to the policy which explains that the defence...

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Prescribed minimum benefits: Cause of action lacking

Cassiem v Government Employees Medical Scheme Prescribed minimum benefits claimed again and high court decided that the ‘common thread that permeated through these various proceedings, is the contention by the applicants...

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Mandatory interdict considered: Absence of resultant harm

Racing Park development Owners Association v Cape Killarney Property Investments (Pty) Ltd High court considered the nature of the relief sought which was a mandatory interdict involving a remedy where positive conduct on the...

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Employment related injuries: Employer and vicarious liability

Churchill v Premier of Mpumalanga SCA in resolving work related injuries confirmed that ‘there is no bright line test and the enquiry is always whether the statutory requirement that the accident arose out of the...

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Impugning human dignity: Discrimination or differentiation

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Unlawful contractual repudiation: Indefinite term binding

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Lodging appeal effect: Suspension of order?

Cotty v Registrar: Council for Medical Schemes High court confirmed that the effect at common law of lodging an appeal against a court order has the effect of suspending the operation of the decision appealed against but when...

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Lapsed appeal right: Appeal struck from roll

Myeni v Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) Full bench of high court considered a lapsed right to appeal and decided that for a decision to become the subject of an application for leave to appeal the application must have...

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Amending statement considered: Fresh cause of action?

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