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Moyo heads to SCA as Old Mutual battle drags on

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 20 January 2020
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
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.

Woman claims she was fired because she's black

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 20 January 2020
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
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.

Dads, surrogate mothers entitled to parental leave

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 06 January 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Employment and Labour Law #Family Law
The law providing for paid parental leave for parents of new-born children, which took effect on 1 January, has been welcomed by trade union federation Cosatu, notes BusinessLIVE.

Former Public Protector COO's challenge thrown out

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 13 December 2019
Tags: #Constitutional Law #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
The Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) has dismissed former Public Protector COO Basani Baloyi’s urgent challenge to her sacking, which she argued was driven by ulterior and politically motivated purposes, notes a BusinessLIVE report.

Wrong forum ruling in single-sex hostel case

Black workers who live in a single-sex hostel at a Western Cape wine estate have been told the Equality Court is not the correct forum to resolve their grievances.

Judge in Moyo's Old Mutual case recuses himself

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 09 December 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
Old Mutual says the judge who ordered the insurer to reinstate axed CEO Peter Moyo has decided to recuse himself, after a hearing on Friday in the Mpumalanga High Court.

Ex-Prasa executive who lied on CV denied appeal

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 09 December 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
The Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) has denied a former Passenger Rail Agency (Prasa) executive, who was found to have lied about his qualifications, leave to appeal an order that he pay back R5.7m he received from Prasa since 2010.

'Hurting' Old Mutual ready to settle with Moyo

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 05 December 2019
Tags: #Banking & Finance Law #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
Old Mutual, whose shareholders have lost about R17bn in value since the company first suspended former CEO Peter Moyo, said it may take years before it recovers from the reputational damage caused by the saga.

Bid for municipal post fizzles out in top court

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 22 November 2019
Tags: #Civil Rights #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
A former ANC councillor in the Eastern Cape has failed in his marathon bid to be appointed municipal manager at Makana municipality. The Constitutional Court dismissed Paul Notyawa's appeal yesterday against a judgment passed by the Eastern Cape High Court (Grahamstown) in 2017, says a TimesLIVE report.

Legal action imminent in SAA stand-off

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 20 November 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law
Legal action is imminent on two fronts as the increasingly bitter dispute between unions and SAA enters a fifth day. Embattled national carrier SAA says it will approach the Labour Court on an urgent basis to interdict the additional demands tabled by striking unions, according to a Business Day report.

SARS' legal head fired after hearing

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 18 November 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Tax Law
SARS has fired its head of legal, Refiloe Mokoena, after a disciplinary hearing found her guilty of serious misconduct. BusinessLIVE says Mokoena was allegedly involved in granting the controversial Gupta family a reported R420m VAT refund.

Firm ordered to re-employ worker seven years later

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 15 November 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
Graham Goliath – who was unfairly dismissed from his job – has obtained a court order forcing his former employer to reinstate him – after a seven-year battle.

Mkhwebane to fight SARS for Zuma tax information

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 12 November 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
As the tangle of court cases enveloping Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's office grows ever larger, she's not backing down and has filed a notice of intention to oppose an application by SARS to stop her accessing the tax records of former President Jacob Zuma.

How corporations benefited at pensioners' expense

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 11 November 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Ethics #Pension Law
The R42bn in unpaid benefits owed to more than four million South African pensioners is ‘a fundamental failure’ of public interest by state regulators and pension fund administrators, a year-long investigation by Open Secrets has concluded, according to a Daily Maverick report.

Labour Court or Equality Court? Judge to decide

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 11 November 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
A lot is riding on a ruling by Judge Owen Rogers – expected this week – on whether a case between Oak Valley and its workers will be heard in the Labour or Equality Court.

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