Latest Judgments in South Africa

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COVID-19 lawyers chastised: Deprived of fees

Administrator of Dr J S Moroka Municipality v Kubheka COVID-19 Lawyers chastised for failing to produce the necessary permits ito the regulations and directives which caused the acting judge to deny them their fees and charges and ordered the registrar to report the...

Unlawful proceeds forfeited: Constitution s25 property?

National Director of Public Prosecutions v Botha NO Unlawful proceeds forfeited unanimously but according to majority proceeds of unlawful activities do not constitute property as envisaged in section 25(1) of the Constitution. "Therefore, in present circumstances I...

Trade union constitution: Scope and eligibility

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Unlawful proceeds forfeited: Crime and proportionality

National Director of Public Prosecutions v Botha NO Unlawful proceeds forfeited and if only R758 085 is forfeited the courts would, in effect, be giving “credit” for the fact that an attempt was made to cover up the original wrongdoing and have the perverse effect of...

Juristic personality examined: Need to cite trustees?

Tusk Construction Support Services (Pty) Ltd v Independent Development Trust Juristic personality examined in some detail and SCA upheld the appeal and criticised the judge in the high court for not providing a proper reasoned judgment when the application was...

Invalid employment termination: Criminal conviction reversed

Maswanganyi v Minister of Defence and Military Veterans The Constitutional Court decided that an invalid employment termination had taken place because by operation of law the employee had never been 'dismissed' after his conviction and sentence were overturned and...

Teaching hospitals agreement: Scarce skills allowance

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Fraudulent email instruction: Electronic signature?

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Eviction fatally defective: Right to reside ended?

Aquarius Platinum (SA) (Pty) v Bonene Supreme Court of Appeal held that purported eviction fatally defective in that the land owner failed to prove that the right to residence had been terminated after employment was terminated. "It is common cause that the appellant...

Stipulatio alteri examined: Benefit conferred on HOA?

Maremmana Home Owners' Association v Melnic Wine Solutions CC Stipulatio alteri examined by high  court and decided that  the right applicant purports to exercise in seeking the relief it does in these proceedings could not be recognised. "The applicant is a...