April 2020

A fly in the ointment: The headaches caused by s 59(3) of the Medical Schemes Act

It is often stated that the medical aid industry is prone to abuse by members and health practitioners because payments for services rendered are made in good faith. In recent […]

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The Madrid High Court of Justice found that Glovo’s gig (contract) workers are not independent contractors but employees

The Madrid High Court of Justice found that riders (drivers) of Glovo – a Spanish on-demand courier service that purchases, collects and delivers products ordered by consumers through its mobile […]

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Cadastre: Principles and Practice

By Roger Fisher and Jennifer Whittal Cape Town: South African Geomatics Institute (SAGI) 2020 1st edition Price R 660 (including VAT) 860 pages (soft cover) A book to equip property […]

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COVID-19 and the possible price gouging effect: Does South Africa have the legislative framework to cope?

The outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Wuhan, China has witnessed the death of up to 16 362 people (as on 24-3-2020) across the globe, and without a vaccine, it seems […]

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Has the summary judgment remedy lost its purpose following the amendments to Uniform r 32?

The summary judgment procedure is set to give a plaintiff, with an unanswerable case, a speedy judgment, against a defendant who does not have a defence, without the delay and […]

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Can victims of revenge pornography rely on POPI’s protection?

By Paula Gabriel  Revenge pornography is the act of distributing intimate photography without the consent of the individual being depicted (S Hinduja ‘Social Media, Cyberbullying, and Online Safety Glossary’ https://cyberbullying.org, […]

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The correct route to follow when dealing with pension fund adjudicator’s determinations

The law regulating the South African retirement fund industry is fragmented with different retirement funds being regulated by different pieces of legislation (MC Marumoagae ‘The need for effective management of […]

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Is there a material difference between a person’s gender and their status as a parent?

In the South African television (TV) world, a reality show exists and the primary objective of the TV show is to resolve issues of paternity by using DNA testing. It […]

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The law reports – April 2020

February [2020] 1 All South African Law Reports (pp 303 – 611); 2020 (13) Butterworths Constitutional Law Reports (pp 125 – 243) This column discusses judgments as and when they […]

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Has the time come to amend the Children’s Act to specifically include relocation provisions?

P v P (WCC) (unreported case no 6743/2019, 19-12-2019) (Rogers J (Savage and Nuku JJ concurring)) In P v P the topic of relocation of children received the attention of […]

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