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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Prisoner takes on Minister over laptop access

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 21 June 2019
Tags: #Civil Rights #Education Law #Litigation
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.

No respite for evicted family

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 21 June 2019
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation #Property Law
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.

R1.6m claim for staircase fall

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 21 June 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
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.

Refugee Centre wants Home Affairs to be held in contempt

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 21 June 2019
Tags: #Immigration Law #Litigation
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.

Zuma bid to appeal legal costs ruling dismissed

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 20 June 2019
Tags: #Litigation
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.

Eskom correct to disconnect illegal power supply

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 20 June 2019
Tags: #Litigation
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.

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