Archive 2017

Diplomatic law: Service of process on foreign defendants

By Riaan de Jager Members of the public or businesses often transact with diplomatic missions (ie, embassies or high commissions), consular posts (eg, consulate-general, consulates, consular agencies, trade offices, etcetera) […]

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Overview of air quality regulatory developments

By Alecia Pienaar Even though climate change has been on the agenda since 1993 when South Africa (SA) first became a signatory to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate […]

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What do you call practising attorneys trading as estate agents?

By Maartens Heynike The practice of attorneys trading as estate agents is nothing new. From times immemorial attorneys have, together with their other services, applied their skills and expertise in […]

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The law reports – December 2017

October 2017 (5) South African Law Reports (pp 329 – 660); July [2017] 3 All South African Law Reports (pp 1 – 364); August [2017] 3 All South African Law […]

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New legislation – December 2017

Legislation published from 4 – 30 October 2017 Bills Division of Revenue Amendment Bill B24 of 2017. Adjustments Appropriation Bill B25 of 2017. Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of […]

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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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Employment law update – Absolution from the instance and equal pay disputes

The case of Sethole and Others v Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality (LC) (unreported case no JS 576/13) (Snyman AJ) concerned a case of absolution from the instance. Snyman AJ […]

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Employment law update – Interpreting a ‘reasonable time’, in which to file an application

G4S Secure Solutions (SA) (Pty) Ltd v Malinga (LAC) (unreported case no JA68/2016, 15-9-2017) (Landman JA (Davis JA and Phatshoane AJA concurring)) The Labour Appeal Court (LAC) was faced with […]

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