Latest Judgments in South Africa

Latest judgments on specific topics – unreported judgments and reported judgments

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Delayed review process: Lapsed and archived

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Reviewing awards rulings: Use correct procedure

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Twiddling thumbs decried: LPC ordered to report

Legal Practice Council v Van Wyk Twiddling thumbs by LPC decried by high court which stated at "70. As a result, it has unfortunately become necessary for the Court, in the exercise of its powers in matter such as these to step in to ensure that regulatory bodies...

Condoning late application: Delay and good cause

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Class action appeal: High court refuses leave

Stellenbosch University Law Clinic v Lifestyle Direct Group International (Pty) Ltd High court refused leave to appeal in class action application and concluded that the interests-of-justice consideration which underpins s173 of the Constitution had not been...

Overturning condonation ruling: Interests of justice

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Condoning late statement: Principles considered and applied

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Considering deemed dismissals: Must show good cause

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Absolution from instance: Test to be applied

NJ v Minister of Justice and Correctional Services SCA allowed the appeal against the order granting absolution from the instance and referred to a further aspect of the evidence to which the high court did not have proper regard. "Mr Botha, once released on parole,...

School admission policy: Delimiting feeder zone

Hesewu v SGB, Sunningdale Primary School School admission policy considered by high court and it was decided that the "applicants’ challenge to the first respondent’s admissions policy was so lacking in substance that it would be unjust for the first respondent to be...