Issues

BLA concerned about shortlisting of judicial candidates

By Nomfundo Manyathi The Black Lawyers Association (BLA) has voiced concern about the shortlisting of candidates for three available positions at the North and South Gauteng High Court. Only two candidates […]

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Outcry over interstate SADC Tribunal

By Nomfundo Manyathi While many had hoped that the two-year suspension of the SADC Tribunal would be lifted in August, instead regional leaders decided to further curtail the court’s powers. […]

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Judicial leadership adopts plan of action

By Nomfundo Manyathi Recent strategic planning sessions by the judiciary provided an opportunity for ‘an honest and brutal self-introspection’ by the judicial branch of government. Three separate planning sessions, which took […]

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SADC Tribunal decision a blow for justice

By Kim Hawkey – Editor The SADC Tribunal was created with the vision of a regional judicial body to strengthen the rule of law in the SADC region, to afford […]

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Employment law update – Benefit of the doubt

South African Post Office Ltd v CCMA and Two Others (LC) (unreported case no C293/2011, 18-6-12) (Steenkamp J) By Moksha Naidoo Amid conflicting decisions regarding the subject matter in this […]

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Employment law update – Change in shift pattern

By Talita Laubscher The applicant in Apollo Tyres South Africa (Pty) Ltd v National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and Others [2012] 6 BLLR 544 (LC) sought to change […]

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Have you done your best?

‘Best endeavours’ clauses in contracts Jet2.com Limited v Blackpool Airport Limited [2012] EWCA Civ 417 By Dairmuid Short and Adine Abro Blame it on human nature, a fear of being […]

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The law reports – September 2012

Heinrich Schulze BLC LLB (UP) LLD (Unisa) is a professor of law at Unisa. July 2012 (4) The South African Law Reports (pp 1 – 324); [2012] 2 The All […]

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Paying a small claims court judgment debt in instalments

By Fareed Moosa In First Rand Bank Ltd v Maleke and Three Similar Cases 2010 (1) SA 143 (GSJ) the court commented, with reference to s 73 of the Magistrates’ […]

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Testators should be careful what they wish for

By Edrick Roux It was Sun Tzu who said: ‘[A] wise general in his deliberations must consider both favourable and unfavourable factors. By taking into account the favourable factors, he […]

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