Latest Judgments

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.

Fit and proper person: Remedial action by Public Protector

The high court confirmed the allegations made by the Reserve Bank and Speaker concerning the need for the Public Protector to a be a fit and proper person South African Reserve Bank v Public Protector (43769/17) [2017] ZAGPPHC 443 (15 August 2017).  Granted...

Reporting corruption: Senior management obligations

Reason for dismissal related to a conflict of interest regarded as dishonest and fraudulent, but it was not reported to the police. City of Cape Town v SALGBC (C353/16) [2017] ZALCCT 35 (2 August 2017).  Reinstatement award reviewed and set aside. Anton Steenkamp J...

Dismissal selection criteria: Prove validity and fairness

Dismissing for a reason based on operational requirements requires proof that the selection criteria were not only objective but also fair and reasonable Kenco Engineering CC v Numsa (JA/29/16) [2017] ZALCJHB 274 (1 August 2017).  Disallowed appeal and upheld judgment...

Dismissal reason: Operational requirements or incapacity

A dismissal reason must be valid and fair and related to the employee's conduct or capacity or be based on operational requirements of the business. First National Bank v CCMA (Case No JR1476/2016); [2017] JOL 38283 (LC) dated 10 July 2017.  Granted review application...