“In assessing the relative harm to the interests of both parties in enforcing the restraint, I pause to note that, had the applicants [employers], in order to obtain agreement to the restraint, offered the employee financial compensation which meaningfully lessened the financial prejudice of her compliance upon leaving the applicants’ employ, the applicants’ prospects of successfully obtaining interdictory relief would have been strengthened”.

Whitcher J in Pinnacle Technology Shared Management Services (Pty) Ltd v Venter (J1095/15) [2015] ZALCJHB 199 (14 July 2015) at para [63].