Legal Articles and Guides
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.
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.
Former Eskom boss Brian Molefe is taking his R30m pension benefit battle to the Constitutional Court, according to Rapport.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mbalenhle Nkosi, an inmate at Johannesburg Medium C Correctional Facility, has taken the head of the prison, the National Commissioner and the Minister of Correctional Services to court over the prison denying him the use of his laptop.
The May family, living on the side of the road across from the Windmeul Kelder winery outside Paarl – from which they were evicted in April – were dealt another blow as their case at the Land Claims Court was dismissed.
Leslie Charles Maker – who fell down a flight of stairs that had no railings at the SAPS stolen vehicle pound in Mkondeni in November 2016 – is claiming R1.6m in damages.
The Scalabrini Centre is going back to court to demand that an official be appointed to oversee the reopening of the Cape Town Refugee Reception Office, says a Cape Argus report.
Former President Jacob Zuma, who has said he is so short of cash that he has to sell clothing to pay his lawyers, lost his latest bid to challenge a court order to repay more than R16m spent by the state on his attempts to avoid trial on corruption charges.
The SCA has ruled that Eskom was well within its rights to disconnect a Tsolo property that had been illegally connected to the grid, says a Daily Dispatch report. The SCA overturned a Eastern Cape High Court (Mthatha) judgment which had ordered the power utility to reconnect Nomajapan Masinda’s home to the grid in 2017.