Latest Judgments in South Africa

Latest judgments on specific topics – unreported judgments and reported judgments

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Compensating procedural unfairness: Discretionary award

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Interpreting contracts holistically: Text context purpose

University of Johannesburg v Auckland Park Theological Seminary In confirming that the process of interpreting contracts must be done holistically the constitutional court repeated that 'the inquiry into delectus personae postulated by Innes CJ and affirmed in Densam...

Repudiating insurance contract: Death not covered

Discovery Life Ltd v Hogan Cancelling debit order to pay premium construed by SCA as repudiating insurance contract and insurer cancelled the cover and was no longer on risk and held that insurer was 'oblivious to the fact that Mrs Church had instructed her bank not...

Abusing court rules: Costs de bonis propriis

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Oral evidence ordered: Disputed settlement agreement

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Guarding consultation process: Collective agreement explained

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Post-retirement benefits: Discretionary policy or practice

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Applicable job grading: Job weight range overlap

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Appealing adjudicator order: Management rules interpreted

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Conduct rule disputed: Bypassing Ombud?

Heathrow Property Holdings No 33 CC v Manhattan Place Body Corporate In considering a disputed conduct rule the high court decided that in 'each instance a litigant will have to make out good cause for why a dispute which can and should be heard by an adjudicator in...