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Mashaba plans to expropriate abandoned factories

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 25 June 2019
Tags: #Civil Rights #Property Law
The City of Johannesburg has identified 37 abandoned factories in the city that it plans to ‘expropriate’ to convert into low-cost, affordable housing, says a Business Day report.

Appeal Court upholds strike ban on ‘traditional weapons’

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 25 June 2019
Tags: #Civil Rights #Employment Law #Litigation
Knobkerries, sticks and a sjambok are not traditional weapons to be brandished at a strike. Times Select says that is the lesson for five Pinetown workers whose dismissal five years ago – for carrying the weapons during a 2014 strike initiated by the National Union of Metalworkers of SA – was upheld by the Labour Court of Appeal in Durban.

Lawyers angry over Gauteng courts' directive

A practice directive to regulate case management and the enrollment of trials at the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria and Johannesburg) has lawyers up in arms, claiming that rather than alleviating congested court rolls it will have a devastating effect on those who wish to bring their cases before the courts.

Malema launches attack on judiciary

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 24 June 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law
EFF leader Julius Malema on Friday charged that the judiciary was captured and, addressing supporters outside the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court, questioned judges' links to politicians.

Molefe takes battle for R30m pension to top court

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 24 June 2019
Tags: #Constitutional Law #Employment Law #Litigation
Former Eskom boss Brian Molefe is taking his R30m pension benefit battle to the Constitutional Court, according to Rapport.

Court asked to decriminalise children's use of cannabis

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 24 June 2019
Tags: #Civil Rights #Criminal Law
The Centre for Child Law has asked the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) to decriminalise the use of cannabis by children, says a Sunday Times report.

Collapsed Group Five shareholders consider class action

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 24 June 2019
Tags: #Business & Industry Law #Insolvency Law
Group Five shareholders, who are likely to walk away empty-handed after the collapse of the construction firm, are considering suing directors for allegedly misleading them about the circumstances leading to its collapse.

Transnet pensioners await approval of settlement

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 24 June 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Pension Law
Trustees of the Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund, which is locked in an R100bn class action against state-owned logistics company, have in principle agreed to a settlement offer, Beeld reports.

Department moves to close illegal schools

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 24 June 2019
Tags: #Education Law
The Eastern Cape Education Department has resorted to court to urgently force the closure of several unregistered schools operating in the Centane, Butterworth and Nqamakhwe areas, says a Daily Dispatch report.

R1.3m damages for boot camp injury

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 24 June 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
A game lodge outside Middelburg, Mpumalanga – which ran a boot camp in March 2014 during which Charline Viljoen was badly injured – has to pay her R1.3m in damages.

Ruling goes against Athlone Stadium occupiers

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 24 June 2019
Tags: #Litigation
The Western Cape High Court has ruled in favour of the City of Cape Town, and dismissed the application of an interdict brought by five occupiers of Athlone Stadium.

Condition attached if Zuma heads to SCA

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 21 June 2019
Tags: #Litigation
Former President Jacob Zuma has one last chance to approach the SCA to allow him to continue using state funds to fight his legal battles.

R50 000 bail for fraud-accused lawyer

Eastern Cape lawyer Zuko Nonxuba – facing fresh charges of fraud amounting to R45m – has been granted R50 000 bail by the Zwelitsha Magistrate's Court.

Landmark order eases way for refugee families

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 21 June 2019
Tags: #Civil Rights #Immigration Law #Litigation
A landmark court order has eliminated administrative barriers for asylum-seeking and refugee families whose dependents may now apply to be documented either through family-joining or on their own terms, says a Cape Times report.

R8m damages claim against Prasa dismissed with costs

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 21 June 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
Thabo Nkosi claimed more than R8m in damages from Prasa by alleging that he was pushed out of an overcrowded train in January 2011 and that he had lost both his legs as a result.

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