Latest Judgments in South Africa

Latest judgments – unreported judgments and reported judgments

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Reflective loss wrongfulness: Pure economic loss

Hlumisa Investment Holdings (RF) Ltd v Kirkinis Reflective loss and wrongfulness considered in great detail by the SCA and confirmed the underlying principles that a company has a distinct legal personality and holding shares merely gives the right to participate in...

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...

Dismissing poor performers: Valid and fair reason

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Providing benefits considered: CCMA lacked jurisdiction

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Strike ballot requirement: Strike not unprotected

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Dismissal powers considered: Who is the employer?

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Negative obligation imposed: Right to basic education

AB v Pridwin Preparatory School Negative obligation imposed and new rule developing the common law under section 8(3)(a) of the Constitution, that was non-existent  under the common law or in terms of any prior legislation, by creating the negative obligation not to...

Public policy grounds: Contract – Froneman J dissent

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Workplace shut down: Intimidation and fair dismissal

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Virtual consultation process: Procedural unfairness?

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