Category: Common law review

Perusing legal documents: Taxing fees of attorneys

Strauss Daly v MEC: Health KwaZulu-Natal Taxation of bill for perusing legal documents and high court pointed out that irrespective of whether a ten-hour day is correct or not, it is irrefutable that the plaintiff contends that...

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Irrational illegal investigation: Protected disclosures?

Cawe v Public Protector of RSA In deciding that the investigation was not only irrational and illegal the high referred to the Public Protector’s claim that her power and jurisdiction justify extraordinary relief on the...

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Shall means may: Contextual construction necessary

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Defining financial product: Identify before determination

Impact Financial Consultants CC v Bam NO (Ombud) In defining the nature of a financial product the SCA stated that the Ombud’s approach to the application of common law principles in the determination of a complaint and...

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Judicial review explained: Student disciplinary inquiry

Dart v DAC of Stellenbosch University High court explained function of judicial review and decided that because the issue of notice did not appear from either the Notice of Motion or the affidavits filed of record, the...

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Unprofessional conduct considered: Council practice watchdog

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Internal review process: Breaching employment contract?

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Magistrate recusing himself: Reviewed and set aside

M J Vermeulen Inc. v Engelbrecht NO The magistrate’s subjective discomfiture about continuing with the trial and recusing himself ‘did not afford a proper basis for him to recuse himself, and his decision to do so...

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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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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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