Latest Judgments in South Africa

Latest judgments – both reported judgments and unreported judgments

Access the latest judgments in South Africa immediately – both the latest reported judgments and the unreported judgments or cases. We monitor the courts and provide a summary of judgments and categorise them within about 24 hours. This enables subscribers to find the latest law quickly on any topic. Subscribers can also see the latest judgments in the various courts.

After a case is heard in court the judge delivers a written judgment and the parties to the dispute receive it.  But it is also provided electronically to SAFLII who then post it on their website. The judges usually indicate whether the judgment is important enough to be ‘reported’.  This is an indication to the legal publishers to consider including it in their official reports.  Those reports are sold to users who are interested in the law, more particularly legal practitioners such as academics, attorneys, advocates and judges.  But it usually takes a few months for those unreported judgments to be reported in the official law reports.

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National Prosecuting Authority: Declaratory orders granted

National Prosecuting Authority: Important declaratory orders concerning the unconstitutionality and invalidity of certain provisions of the National Prosecuting Authority Act 32 of 1998; setting aside a settlement agreement and appointment of the National...

Unilateral salary deductions: PSA s38(2)(b)(i) invalid

Unilateral salary deductions: Declared that s 38(2)(b)(i) of the Public Service Act 103 of 1994 is unconstitutional. Psa obo Ubogu v Head of the Department of Health, Gauteng, Head of the Department of Health, Gauteng v Psa obo Ubogu (CCT6/17, CCT14/17,...

Historical wage disparities: Alleged discrimination

Historical wage disparities: Alleged discrimination and consideration of the Employment Equity Act especially s27 and making preliminary procedural rulings. Amcu v Chamber of Mines South Africa [2017] ZALCJHB 462 (5 December 2017).  Refused to uphold...

Reasonable instruction lawful: Insubordination fair reason

Reasonable lawful instruction: Refusal to comply with a lawful and reasonable instruction justified dismissal for a valid and reason and the reinstatement award was set aside as unreasonable. Numsa v Blue Pump on Union (Pty) Ltd (PA1/2017) [2017] ZALAC 77...

Unilateral contractual changes: LC jurisdiction and powers

Unilateral contractual changes: An individual employee's pleaded claim based on s 64 of the Labour Relations Act meant the labour court lacked jurisdiction and could not be dealt with under s 77(3) of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act. Ngobeni v...