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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Discriminatory bequest unlawful: Constitution s39(2) interpreted

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Privacy rights confirmed: Surveillance and interception?

AmaBhungane CIJ NPC v Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Privacy rights confirmed by constitutional court and pointed out that state agencies are empowered to “gather, correlate, evaluate and analyse” intelligence and perform other functions such as...

Unlawful agreement concluded: Invalid and not binding

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Advocate readmission refused: Standing of legal bodies

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Concurrent jurisdiction considered: Unlawful employment termination?

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Senior management restructured: Valid fair dismissal reason

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Operational requirements paramount: Adapt quickly or die

Numsa v Aveng Trident Steel Society accepts the paramount importance of operational requirements and the economic viability of enterprises and senior management is best placed to conduct the operations and one of the primary purposes and objectives of labour...

Providing services considered: TES or service provider?

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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 prospects of success of appeal there must be...

Language policy unconstitutional: Resolution set aside

AfriForum NPC v Chairperson: Council: University of South Africa The SCA upheld the appeal with costs and declared that the new language policy adopted by Unisa is unconstitutional and set aside the resolution because Unisa failed to prove that the adoption of the new...