Category: appeal

Valuing golf courses: Various methods discussed

De Zalze Golf Club v VAB: Stellenbosch Municipality The Club reviewed and set aside a decision made by the Valuation Appeal Board (VAB) for the Stellenbosch Municipality in the Club’s appeal against a valuation of its golf...

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Faulty foundations constructed: Special resolution needed?

Central Developments Tshwane (Pty) Ltd v Body Corporate, Twee Riviere Aftree Oord In considering a special plea that the body corporate needed a special resolution to pursue a claim for faulty foundations that had been...

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Interdicting unlawful competition : False representations

Milestone Beverage CC v The Scotch Whisky Association The SCA in considering the issue of locus standi and whether interdicting unlawful competition was appropriate discussed the object of the legislature in enacting legislation...

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Dangerous nursery schools : Legal duties considered

MEC: Western Cape Department of Social Development v Esau Dangerous nursery schools and legal liability for injuries concerning regulation 30(4) but the same legal principles and policy issues governing wrongfulness were...

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Strict liability principle: Domesticated animals causing harm

Van Meyeren v Cloete Actio de pauperie exists to ensure that as between the owner of an animal and the innocent victim of harm caused by the animal, it is appropriate for the owner to bear the responsibility for that harm and in...

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Repaying amounts deducted: Conduct rules examined

Rapallo Body Corporate v Dhlamini NO In the context of repaying amounts deducted the High Court decided that rule 7.2, which requires that a section-owner who obtains approval to undertake renovations, alterations or...

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Fiduciary duty breached: Wrongful conduct discussed

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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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Business transfer examined: LRA s197 applied

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Expert evidence considered: Requirements and duties

A M v MEC Health, Western Cape Importantly the SCA has provided guidance and considered expert evidence and stressed that since 1963, when Rule 36(9) was changed,  there have been changes in how lawyers prepare expert summaries...

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Formidable appeal threshold: Would not might

Democratic Alliance v President of RSA Full bench of the High Court considered the formidable appeal threshold which now exists in sec 17(1)(a) of the Superior Courts Act 10 of 2013 and that before concluding that there are...

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Textbook evidence considered: Requirements not met

Van der Walt v State Textbook evidence considered and decided that the applicant was ambushed by the late pronouncement on the admissibility of exhibits and rejected the argument that the evidence elicited through...

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