Legal Articles and Guides
Mirror Trading International (MTI), suspected of fleecing investors of up to R8bn, put a spanner in the works by informing the Western Cape High Court that the company is opposing a final liquidation.
The Minister of Justice & Correctional Services is being held vicariously liable for the damages suffered by a prison official who was attacked by a colleague’s three dogs.
A driver’s overtaking manoeuvre in June 2016 came under scrutiny in the Eastern Cape High Court (Mthatha), where his damages claim failed so dismally that it was found devoid of merit.
Two companies accused of overcharging SAPS for hand sanitiser appeared at the Competition Tribunal yesterday in the first Covid-19 excessive pricing case involving the public sector.
It’s an age-old workplace dodge – threatened with a disciplinary hearing and fearing a guilty verdict, an employee resigns with immediate effect and walks out the door with a defiant “Well that’s it, you just lost your right to discipline me. See you around, loser”.
A landlord battling a problem tenant may be tempted to bypass the delays and cost of legal action with some robust “self-help” action, like cutting electricity or water, or blocking access to the premises with a change of locks or access cards. The problem is that our law has always frowned on the concept of “taking the law into your own hands”. A landlord doing so acts unlawfully, allowing the tenant a quick and powerful remedy in the form of a “spoliation order”. We discuss what that entails, what the tenant must prove, and (by referring to a recent High Court decision) whether the landlord can successfully argue that a right to an electricity supply is just a “personal right” and thus not covered by the spoliation remedy.
The State Capture Inquiry has heard how a list of recommendations for an Eskom board subcommittee flowed from Gupta lieutenant Salim Essa to previous Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.
Faced with the possibility of a trial, where witness evidence would be led, Julius Malema has dropped his R1m defamation claim against a former MP who claimed the EFF leader had confessed to getting money from the looted VBS bank.
The SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) blocked former Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini's pension payout to recoup the R2m the agency paid for VIP protection of her children back in 2015.
Investor and SA’s ambassador to Japan, Smuts Ngonyama, has obtained an interim interdict to stop the payment of about R6.8m in dividends to a company in the Bosasa group that he has accused of BEE fronting.
Former President Jacob Zuma has reiterated he will only go to the State Capture Commission if its chairperson, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, recuses himself, according to those who have gone to his Nkandla homestead to negotiate with him.
In August 2008, while playing on a kindergarten swing, Janeca Esau (now 18) sustained a traumatic brain injury.
The liquidators of VBS Mutual Bank that collapsed due to the epic fraud and plunder by its former owners and managers is seeking to reclaim nearly R1bn from audit firm KPMG, which signed off its accounts at the time the alleged crimes were being committed.
Businessman Auswell Mashaba, of Swifambo Rail Leasing, may follow in the footsteps of former President Jacob Zuma by refusing to comply with a summons issued by the Zondo Commission.
The Road Accident Fund (RAF) is weighing up its options after the Free State High Court (Bloemfontein) found against it in a matter involving disputes over a claim to a qualifying payee.