Latest Judgments in South Africa

Latest judgments on specific topics – unreported judgments and reported judgments

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Disputed severance pay: Reliance on weak authority

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Outdoor advertising signs: Building standards unconstitutional?

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Prescription of maintenance orders: Judgment debt 30 years

SRA v JHA In considering the prescription of maintenance orders a majority of the SCA decided that section 24(1) of the Maintenance Act provides "that a maintenance order shall have the effect of an order or direction of the court made in a civil action. This means...

Holding occupational rights: Consent to alienation?

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Good faith duty: Moonlighting employee

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Construing exemption clauses: Delict or contract

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Unprotected personal information: Expression and privacy

Smuts v Botha The issue concerned unprotected personal information and SCA allowed the appeal and decided that personal information was in the public domain before the posts were published and ownership of the farm was a matter of public record in the Deeds Registry...

Dispensing with hearing: Lawfully discharged

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Intervening impossibility absent: Obligatory contributions

Post Office Retirement Fund v SA Post Office Soc Ltd SCA rejected an argument concerning intervening impossibility of performance and upheld the appeal after deciding there were no tenable legal defences and the apparent purpose was to divert the court from applying...

Master service agreement: No indefinite arrangement

Kellogg Co of SA (Pty) Ltd v Barlow World Logistics Africa (Pty) Ltd High court accepted the task was to determine the characterisation of the most probable agreement in the context of terminating a master service agreement . "The answer to the latter enquiry will...