Case Notes

Discrimination: The unfortunate tale of an ‘affirmative action’ candidate

Chowan v Associated Motor Holdings (Pty) Ltd and Others [2018] 2 All SA 720 (GJ) By Henry Ngcobo and Nicole Deokiram Despite 24 years of democracy and progressive South African […]

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Evolution of Customary Marriages

Ramuhovhi and Others v President of The Republic of South Africa and Others 2018 (2) SA 1 (CC) By Janus Olivier One of the reasons for the enactment of the […]

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Labour law v the law of contract and the Constitution as amicus curiae?

Universal Church of the Kingdom of God v Myeni and Others (2015) 36 ILJ 2832 (LAC) By Romano Ismail The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (the appellant), appointed […]

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Don’t tease the ostrich: Considering the actio de ferris and the defence of provocation in modern South Africa

Van der Westhuizen v Burger 2018 (2) SA 87 (SCA) By Morgan Riley In the recent judgment of Van der Westhuizen v Burger 2018 (2) SA 87 (SCA), the Supreme […]

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Dispassionate appointment of the NDPP

Corruption Watch (RF) NPC and Another v President of the Republic of South Africa and Others 2018 (1) SACR 317 (GP) By Siyabonga Mathe In terms of s 179(1)(a) of […]

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Deemed dismissal and reinstatement

Ramonetha v Departments of Road and Transport Limpopo and Others (LAC) (unreported case no JA104/2016, 1-11-2017) (Savage AJA) (Coppin JA, Sutherland JA) By Yashin Bridgemohan Section 17(3)(a)(i) of the Public […]

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Repudiation and the repentance principle

Primat Construction CC v Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality 2017 (5) SA 420 (SCA) By Vuyokazi Ndamse What is repudiation? Repudiation is defined in Van Rooyen v Minister van Openbare […]

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Misrepresentation of qualifications and substantive dismissal

By Yashin Bridgemohan LTE Consulting (Pty) Ltd v CCMA and Others (LC) (unreported case no JR1289/14, 8-8-2017) (Myburgh AJ) In SA Post Office Ltd v Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and […]

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What constitutes adequate accommodation (housing) in eviction matters?

By Tanya Calitz Baron and Others v Claytile (Pty) Ltd and Another 2017 (5) SA 329 (CC) In a recent Constitutional Court (CC) judgment handed down, Pretorius AJ sought to […]

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Employee’s liability for recruitment costs: Premature termination of a fixed term contract

Metal Industries Benefit Funds Administrator v Myburgh (LC) (unreported case no JS854/13, 29-8-2017) (Lagrange J) By Yashin Bridgemohan In the case Air Traffic and Navigation Services Company v Esterhuizen (SCA) […]

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