Legal Articles and Guides
The Western Cape Department of Health has appealed to the Constitutional Court to overturn a Labour Court victory of 50 doctors that forced the department to pay them R28m in backdated scarce-skills allowances, says a Cape Argus report.
Two Northern Cape primary schools where 95% of the staff members are white have lost a court bid to fill vacancies with more white teachers. Kathu Primary, in the province’s ‘iron ore capital’, and Seodin Primary, in Kuruman, went to the High Court in Kimberley when the provincial head of education refused to rubber stamp the appointments of three white men.
SANParks employees are planning a nationwide strike, including at the world-famous Kruger National Park, over unresolved wage disputes and unanswered complaints to management, says a News24 report.
EWN journalist Barry Bateman would have to be charged according to the broadcaster’s disciplinary code if it took action against him after being caught on camera calling EFF leader Julius Malema 'a poes', a labour lawyer said yesterday, according to Times Select.
Gauteng’s Health Department says a shortage of labour lawyers in its offices has resulted in the government paying millions in salaries to many suspended officials.
Entrepreneur Judy Shifren is suing clothing giant Edcon over what she claims was an attempt to sabotage her career. But the company has described her as a ‘disgruntled employee’ who left on bad terms, according to a Times Select report.
Axed Old Mutual CEO Peter Moyo has filed yet another urgent application in the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) asking it to declare the insurer in breach of the Constitution because it fired him again while it was still waiting for a judge to decide on the legality of his first dismissal.
Frustrated by the slow pace of workplace transformation, the government says it will invoke a section in labour legislation that will make it compulsory for companies to have a compliance certificate to do business with it.
A chartered accountant has found himself on the wrong side of the law because of questionable ethics and conduct. Phumlani Zwane’s protracted legal fight with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) has been brought to an end by the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria), which has declared him a delinquent director twice over, says a Daily Maverick report.
Peter Moyo has been issued with another notice terminating his employment, according to Old Mutual, which is under pressure from shareholders to end the dispute with the former CEO.
State-owned arms utility Denel was ordered yesterday by the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) to urgently pay over unemployment insurance and tax deductions from staff members' salaries. Fin24 says the ruling comes after an urgent application from union Solidarity which sought to compel the company to do so.
The Eskom Pension and Provident Fund has confirmed its lawyers have instructed former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe to return more than R10m he received from the fund, and he may need to pay up as soon as next week, notes a Fin24 report.
Cash-hungry Eskom managers are not helping the cause of the beleaguered power utility, notes Legalbrief. According to Rapport, thousands of Eskom managers are litigating against their employer for larger salaries and bonuses.
Confusion clouds the stand-off between Old Mutual and its unwanted CEO Peter Moyo, observes Legalbrief. The company claims he has to stay at home while it appeals the judgment that reinstated him. However, his lawyer was adamant he could return to work.
One of SA’s largest banana producers has claimed R318m damages from the police and a trade union for alleged looting and vandalism during protests while the police looked on, Netwerk24 reports.