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Employment law update – Employee resigning prior to being unfairly dismissed

In Bester v Small Enterprise Finance Agency (SOC) Ltd and Other [2020] 3 BLLR 244 (LAC), the employee, a qualified advocate, was employed in an organisation that was later taken […]

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Employment law update – Employee working post the expiry of a fixed term contract – automatically permanent or not?

Ukweza Holdings (Pty) Ltd v Nyondo and Others (LAC) (unreported case no PA2/19, 4-3-2020) (Waglay JP (Murphy and Savage AJJA concurring)) The appellant employer appointed the respondent employee on a […]

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Can the Energy Efficiency Programme be an obstacle to renewable energy transition? South Africa’s climate change mitigation and adaptation objectives

Energy is fundamental for the economic development of any country, and it should, therefore, be considered in economic development strategies. A number of developing countries are without energy services, making […]

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The lethargy of the Constitutional Court justices to engage one another

Reflections on Jacobs and Others v S 2019 (5) BCLR 562 (CC) By Phindile Raymond Msaule Judges account to the nation through their reasons. This assures society that judges make […]

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Judicial shadowing: Has the time arrived?

This may come as a shock to the purist. Bryan A Garner in his article ‘Learn the fundamentals of writing first – experiment later’ (www.abajournal.com, accessed 9-4-2020) expressed the following […]

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Chief Justice issues directives that will apply in the extended lockdown

By Kgomotso Ramotsho Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, has issued new directives after President Cyril Ramaphosa, announced the extension of the unprecedented nationwide lockdown. In a media release issued by the […]

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Lockdown will be gradually phased out

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The ministers of the National Command Council (NCC) on COVID-19 held a media briefing on 16 April. The NCC announced some amendments to regulations that were already […]

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The judiciary accepts President Ramaphosa’s challenge to contribute to the Solidarity Fund established for COVID-19

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Judicial Officers Association of South Africa (JOASA) and the Association of Regional Magistrates of Southern Africa (ARMSA) have both accepted the challenge set by President Cyril […]

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Revisiting the psychological well-being of legal practitioners and their staff

The growth in professional indemnity (PI) claims against legal practitioners in South Africa (SA) in the last decade has been attributed to several factors, including: The sharp growth in the […]

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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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