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New legislation published from 1 – 30 June 2015

BILLS INTRODUCED Eskom Subordinated Loan Special Appropriation Amendment Bill B17 of 2015. Eskom Special Appropriation Bill B16 of 2015. Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws Bill B15 […]

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Referral rule of Attorneys Act not unconstitutional

Noordien v Cape Bar Council and Others (WCC) (unreported case no 9864/2013, 13-1-2015) (Schippers J) By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele Schippers J gave judgment dismissing Abubaker Noordien’s application for leave to appeal […]

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Companies – in what circumstances will they be required to furnish security for costs?

Boost Sports Africa (Pty) Ltd v The South African Breweries (Pty) Ltd (SCA) (unreported case no 20156/2014, 1-6-2015) (Ponnan and Mbha JJA) By Ian Chadwick Prior to the advent of […]

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Employment law update

                    Employees vs independent contractors In Phaka and Others v Bracks and Others [2015] 5 BLLR 514 (LAC), the Labour Appeal […]

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CCMA conciliation a pre-requisite for adjudication in the Labour Court

Pillay v Automa Multi Styrene (Pty) Ltd (LC) (unreported case number JS 1658/14, 9-6-2015) (Mosime AJ) By Warren Sundström Having been dismissed from his workplace the applicant referred an unfair […]

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Recent articles and research

By Meryl Federl List of journals indexed in this issue of De Rebus Obiter: Obiter (2015) 36.1 (Faculty of Law – Nelson Mandela Metropolitan university) SAJHR: South African Journal Human […]

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IBA celebrates the Magna Carta

Chief Justice, Mogoeng Mogoeng, delivered the keynote address at the International Bar Association’s 800th anniversary celebration of the Magna Carta in Cape Town in May. The International Bar Association recently […]

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The law reports

May 2015 (1) South African Law Reports (pp 1 – 312); [2015] 2 All South African Law Reports April no 1 (pp 1 – 126); and no 2 (pp 127 […]

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Inference of negligence – is it time to jettison the maxim res ipsa loquitur?

By Pat van den Heever and Natalie Lawrenson Some accidents occur in circumstances where the evidence of the alleged negligence of the defendant is not easily available to the plaintiff […]

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Democracy centre launched

The Kutlwanong Democracy Centre was launched at the end of May. The centre is located at 357 Visagie Street in Pretoria.

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