Landmark Judgments of South Africa

Landmark Judgments

Access the landmark judgments of South Africa immediately. On the page below are the judgments that we believe break new ground or contribute significantly to the development of the understanding and appreciation of the law.  These are the landmark judgments in the topics that we monitor and are listed in chronological order. We use our years of knowledge and experience to pick out those judgments that we believe are landmark judgments. Every interested person should have at least read our understanding of these landmark judgments.

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Unacceptable racist language: ConCourt decides issues

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Unprotected strikers dismissed: LAC overturning labour court

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Adjudicator’s order set aside: Body corporate’s appeal upheld

Trustees of the Avenues Body Corporate v Shmaryahu The adjudicator's order set aside by a full bench of the high court which stated that appeals should be brought on notice of motion supported by affidavit(s) and served on the other  parties by the sheriff.  The...

Deductions periodic payments: Concepts of wage, salary and remuneration

Hartley v King Edwards VI College (2017) Deductions periodic payments:  The UK Supreme Court confirmed that employees who refuse to work in accordance with their contracts forfeit their right to be paid for the duration of the breach and it seems likely...

Fair labour practices: Meaning of ‘everyone’ in s 23(1)

Pretorius v Transport Pension Fund The constitutional court has dealt with a number of very important issues, including the right to fair labour practices. "Contemporary labour trends highlight the need to take a broad view of fair labour practice rights...

Fundamental contextual change: Supremacy to constitutional democracy

Marshall NO v Commissioner, South African Revenue Service Given the fundamental contextual change from legislative supremacy to constitutional democracy, the constitutional court decided that there is a need to re-examine an approach where "in any marginal...

Deliberations as a class of information: Disclosure on review

Helen Suzman Foundation v Judicial Service Commission "In sum, I can think of no reason why deliberations as a class of information ought generally to be excluded from a rule 53 record. For me, the question is whether deliberations are relevant, which they...

Common law dignity claim: Elements of wrongful infliction and impairment

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