Issues

Employee safety during COVID-19: When does an imminent and serious risk exist?

The Minister of Employment and Labour issued the Consolidated Direction (the Direction) on Occupational Health and Safety Measures in Certain Workplaces on 4 June. Clauses 48 to 56 of the […]

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The law reports – September 2020

July 2020 (4) South African Law Reports (pp 1 – 318); 2020 (2) South African Criminal Law Reports (pp 1–112) This column discusses judgments as and when they are published […]

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Regulations must be interpreted in the context of the Act

National Commissioner of Police and Another v Gun Owners of South Africa (Gun Free South Africa as Amicus Curiae) (SCA) (unreported case no 561/2019, 23-7-2020) (Schippers JA (Maya P, Zondi […]

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What qualifies as a signature in terms of s 13(3) of the ECT Act?

Global & Local Investments Advisors (Pty) Ltd v Fouché (SCA) (unreported case no 71/2019, 18-3-2020) (Mojapelo AJA (Navsa, Saldulker, Makgoka and Nicholls JJA concurring)) The importance of electronic signatures cannot […]

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New legislation – September 2020

Legislation published from 2 – 31 July 2020   Bills Employment Equity Bill B14 of 2020. Public Finance Management Amendment Bill B13 of 2020.   Promulgation of Acts Border Management […]

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Employment law update – Are you entitled to severance pay if you refuse a reasonable offer of alternative employment?

In Lemley v Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration and Others [2020] 7 BLLR 676 (LAC), Mr Lemley (the employee) was employed by T-Systems SA (Pty) Ltd (the employer) in […]

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Employment law update – Substance over form

Pelindaba Workers Union v SA Nuclear Energy Corporation and Others (LAC) (unreported case no JA73/2018, 25-6-2020) (Sutherland JA with Davis JA and Savage AJA concurring) At the centre of this […]

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Recent articles and research – September 2020

Accessing articles from publishers For LexisNexis articles contact: customercare@lexisnexis.co.za for the publication details. For individual journal articles pricing and orders from Juta contact Philippa van Aardt at pvanaardt@juta.co.za. For journal […]

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Repeal of r 60(9) of the Magistrates’ Court Rules

By HCJ Flemming The Rules Board for Courts of Law (the Rules Board) was regrettably inspired by Kondlo v Eastern Cape Development Corporation [2014] 2 All SA 328 (ECM) to […]

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Magistrate appointments will increase capacity at courts

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Ronald Lamola, has appointed 29 regional magistrates for various regional divisions with effect from 1 September. The statement released by […]

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