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SA Express will oppose an application to have it placed in business rescue, because the unpaid contract based on which the application is being made was irregularly obtained.
Two recent ‘landmark’ rulings have put a stop to practices that could add to your distress when you default on your repayments. One protects the debtor from excessive charges – especially legal fees – when you default; and the other stops creditors from taking legal action in the High Court instead of a Magistrate's Court, says financial journalist Angelique Ardé, in an analysis in Business Times.
A court date has yet to be set in the legal fight between the City and a desalination plant managing company, Quality Filtration Services (QFS). According to a report on the IoL site, the company is hauling the City to court over a contractual dispute.
Former Old Mutual CEO Peter Moyo’s lawyer claims the insurer cannot go ahead with the appointment of Moyo’s successor until the matter is heard by the SCA, but Old Mutual is pushing ahead.
The government has abandoned its bid to appeal against a ruling that forces it to sell a black Limpopo farmer land it promised him more than two decades ago, but it now wants a price allegedly nine times what the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) ordered it to sell for, says a Business Day report.
Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams allegedly used thousands of rands of public money to fund her wedding anniversary celebrations in the US and Switzerland, taking her husband Thato Abrahams along without permission from President Cyril Ramaphosa.
A same-sex couple will begin treatment at a fertility clinic with a ground-breaking court order in hand that says they will both be mother to a child who has yet to be conceived.
Allegedly dismissed from her job because she was black, a Durban mother is preparing a R10m damages claim against the Frame Leisure Trading Group for her resulting pain and suffering, says a Sunday Tribune report.
The Public Protector has still not received confirmation from former President Jacob Zuma that she may access his tax records – despite a tweet from Zuma’s twitter account in November.
EFF leader Julius Malema has been accused of using similar stalling tactics to those of former President Jacob Zuma in his bid to evade criminal charges, notes a Cape Argus report.
The urgent application by Polokwane lawyer Tumi Mokwena for the suspension of a liquidation order against his law firm, was removed from the Limpopo High Court roll this week, says a News24 report. This was after Judge Gerrit Muller recused himself.
Private wills are considered sacrosanct – as long as a person is of ‘sound mind’ and not financially responsible for any minor children, they are legally entitled to pass on their assets to whomever they please.
Cape Bar attorney Sibonile Khoza, representing a mother and her disabled child pro bono, argues that a policy denying prams and people in wheelchairs entry to stores is discriminatory and has a marginalising effect on people with disabilities.
Fred Arijs, a former investment banker and one-time Belgian honorary consul in the Eastern Cape, has accused RMB and several senior bank executives of taking him to the cleaners, in a calculated scheme to defraud him and his business partners in two property deals gone horribly wrong, says a Moneyweb report.
Peter Moyo’s bid to be reinstated as CEO of Old Mutual has no ‘realistic prospect’ of success, suggests a full Bench of the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg).