Deepening Democracy through Access to Information

Tax Court or the High Court? The SCA weighs in

6th July 2023 The SCA recently handed down two judgments dealing with certain procedural aspects of dispute resolutions as provided for in the TAA. The key... 


The Supreme Court of Appeal steps in to protect the rights of dual-citizens

6th July 2023 Many South Africans were unaware that, until 13 June 2023, if they acquired citizenship in another country (other than by birth) they would lose... 


When a séance to raise the dead is permissible… SCA makes finding on nature of discretion exercised when setting aside a winding-up order

6th July 2023 An order setting aside a winding up order is akin to raising the dead –  especially if the winding-up is far into its progression. The further into... 

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AI and protection of data in the mining industry

6th July 2023 The mining industry in South Africa has embraced to digital transformation. Machine Learning, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) are being... 


One database for all your identification information? Privacy considerations

6th July 2023 The Department of Home Affairs (Home Affairs) recently published the Draft National Identification and Registration Bill (Draft Bill). The Draft... 


But first, there is a duty to exhaust internal remedies!

6th July 2023 Before an aggrieved requester can approach a court for appropriate relief, following a decision of refusal for access to a record, such requester... 


Exploring the right to privacy

6th July 2023 Where does the right to privacy begin? Where does it end? Consider this in the context of a recent decision of the European Court of Human Rights... 


(Insurance) fraud unravels all: The SCA confirms that fraud can lead to the forfeiture of a partly valid and partly fraudulent claim when a policy says so

6th July 2023 In Discovery Insure Limited v Masindi the SCA considered whether the entirety of an insurance claim should be forfeited in circumstances where only... 

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