Category: Common law review

Double-barrelled approach: Appeal and review

Kingshaven Homeowners’ Association v Botha In considering an appeal against the refusal of an adjudicator in an application in terms of the CSOS Act the High Court discussed the merits of appeal and review and recommended...

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Conflating appeal and review: Failure to review?

South Durban CEA v MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs: KZN Conflating appeal and review and SCA stated that this ‘may well have been the kind of matter, where both decisions should have been...

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Adjudication before arbitration: Reviewing incomplete proceedings

Ekurhuleni West College v Segal (Trencon Construction) Adjudication before arbitration is a speedy method of resolving disputes in the building and construction industry and what was formally known as ‘mediation’ is...

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Body corporate ban: Unlawful – external party

BAE Estates and Escapes (Pty) Ltd v Trustees: Legacy Body Corporate High Court was satisfied that the body corporate acted beyond its powers or arbitrarily in purporting to ban the applicant entirely from all or any dealings...

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Conduct rules breached: Refused CSOS Act s 57 appeal

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Appealing with leave: Under what circumstances

National Credit Regulator v Lewis Stores (Pty) Ltd    Appealing with leave considered by SCA and appeal from the decision of a high court under s 148(2)(b) lies with leave of that court sitting as a court of first instance....

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Municipal manager appointments: Mootness

Notyawa v Makana Municipality   Municipal manager appointments examined and found that leave to appeal had to be refused because in the concurring judgment of Froneman J the issues were already moot and no purpose would be...

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Municipal manager appointments: Leave refused

Notyawa v Makana Municipality   Municipal manager appointments examined and found that leave to appeal had to be refused because there were no prospects of success and the discretion had been properly exercised by the high ...

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Ombud statutory appeal: CSOS Act s57 procedure

Stenersen and Tulleken Administration CC v Linton Park Body Corporate Ombud statutory appeal provision has resulted in considerable confusion with conflicting interpretations of CSOS s 57 by different divisions of the high court...

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Deployment decision reviewed: Collective agreement

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Executive decisions considered: Interests of justice

President of RSA v Democratic Alliance    Executive decisions considered and constitutional court refused to advise or guide the president courts should be “loath to fulfil an advisory role, particularly for the benefit of...

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Issuing subpoenas examined: Abuse of process?

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