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1 May 2017
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23 Feb 2017
Arbitration Awards: Stuck in a Time Warp
The question of whether or not arbitration awards issued by the CCMA and the bargaining councils prescribe three years after they are issued in terms of the Prescription Act, 1969 has given rise to...
02 Dec 2016
Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development and Another v South African Restructuring and Insolvency Practitioners Association and Others (693/15) [2016] ZASCA 196
The Supreme Court of Appeal today dismissed an appeal against a judgment of the Western Cape Division of the High Court, Cape Town concerning the constitutionality of a policy that seeks to...
04 Nov 2016
Electronic Communications Act: Application for transfer of licences from Rapid Link (Pty) Ltd to Mzanzi J Mobile (Pty) Ltd: Reasons for decsion (Gazette 40375, Notice R702)
Electronic Communications Act: Application for transfer of licences from Rapid Link (Pty) Ltd to Mzanzi J Mobile (Pty) Ltd: Reasons for decsion (Gazette 40375, Notice R702)
30 Aug 2016
Chemical, Energy, Paper,Printing, Wood And Allied Workers Union and Others v Seathlolo and Others (06046/2016) [2016] ZAGPPHC 753
This application is for the setting aside of an interim interdict granted by Modiba, J on 15 April 2016. The application is brought by the Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied...
04 Aug 2016
Generic terms won’t pass muster as trademarks
The importance of a distinctive feature of a trademark was emphasised by Goliath J in the present High Court decision. The applicant in this matter, Discovery Holdings Limited (“Discovery”) was...
23 May 2016
DA: James Selfe says dismissal of leave to appeal a victory for due process and should see Motsoeoeng without a job
The DA is pleased with the Western Cape High Court’s dismissal of the SABC and Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s application for leave to appeal the decision setting aside Mr Motsoeneng’s permanent appointment...
10 May 2016
ConCourt reserves judgment in IEC voters' roll saga
The Constitutional Court reserved judgment late on Monday night in the matter relating to the Independent Electoral Commission's (IEC) urgent application for leave to appeal an earlier Electoral...
01 Mar 2016
Molusi and Others v Voges N.O. and Others (CCT96/15) [2016] ZACC 6
Today the Constitutional Court handed down judgment in a matter concerning the eviction of Ms Sophy Molusi and five others “the applicants” from their homes on Boschfontein farm. The applicants...
27 Nov 2015
DA: James Selfe on SABC says court sets aside Mostoeneng appointment
The DA is pleased with the Western Cape High Court’s judgment setting aside the appointment of SABC Chief Operating Officer (COO), Hlaudi Motsoeneng.The Court found that the appointment was...
19 Nov 2015
Tshiyombo v Members of the Refugee Appeal Board and Others (13131/2015) [2015] ZAWCHC 170
The applicant has applied, in terms of Part B of his notice of motion, for orders reviewing and setting aside the decision by the refugee status determination officer rejecting his application for...
06 Nov 2015
Mabusela v Eastern Cape Development Corporation (CA&R40/2013) [2015] ZAECMHC 76
[1] On 14 May 2012 the appellant launched an application for the rescission of a judgment which had been granted by default in favour of the respondent on 8 May 2012 by the magistrate in the...
27 Jul 2015
No disclosure of relevant information, no dismissal for operational requirements
Fasken Martineau
Section 189 of the Labour Relations Act, 1995 regulates the dismissal of employees based on operational requirements.  The section 189 retrenchment procedure was designed as a problem solving...
07 Jul 2015
Enforcing disputed foreign arbitral awards
Knowles Husain Lindsay Inc
The Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards Act 40 of 1977 (the Recognition Act) deals with arbitral awards made outside of the Republic of South Africa and which cannot be enforced...
23 Jan 2015
High Court finds suspension of National Head of the Hawks to be unlawful
This morning judgment was handed down in the Pretoria High Court by Prinsloo J following an urgent application brought by the HSF in the wake of the suspension of the National Head of the...
Right2Know Campaign & South African History Archive Trust // Minister of Police and Another
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
On 22 January 2015, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr's Pro Bono and Human Rights practice received notice from the State Attorney that the Minister of Police and the SAPS' National Deputy Information Officer...
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