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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.

State defies court by upping price for land

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 20 January 2020
Tags: #Litigation #Property Law
The government has abandoned its bid to appeal against a ruling that forces it to sell a black Limpopo farmer land it promised him more than two decades ago, but it now wants a price allegedly nine times what the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) ordered it to sell for, says a Business Day report.

Minister's 'second honeymoon' at taxpayer expense alleged

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 20 January 2020
Tags: #Litigation
Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams allegedly used thousands of rands of public money to fund her wedding anniversary celebrations in the US and Switzerland, taking her husband Thato Abrahams along without permission from President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Court gives gay couple equal rights as mothers

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 20 January 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Family Law #Health Care & Social #Litigation
A same-sex couple will begin treatment at a fertility clinic with a ground-breaking court order in hand that says they will both be mother to a child who has yet to be conceived.

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.

Zuma stays silent on taxpayer information

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 17 January 2020
Tags: #Litigation #Tax Law
The Public Protector has still not received confirmation from former President Jacob Zuma that she may access his tax records – despite a tweet from Zuma’s twitter account in November.

Judge recuses himself from Mokwena liquidation saga

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 17 January 2020
Tags: #Insolvency Law #Litigation
The urgent application by Polokwane lawyer Tumi Mokwena for the suspension of a liquidation order against his law firm, was removed from the Limpopo High Court roll this week, says a News24 report. This was after Judge Gerrit Muller recused himself.

No ‘absolute right’ of inheritance

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 17 January 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Estate Planning & Trusts #Litigation
Private wills are considered sacrosanct – as long as a person is of ‘sound mind’ and not financially responsible for any minor children, they are legally entitled to pass on their assets to whomever they please.

Barring of disabled boy 'classic discrimination' – attorney

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 16 January 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation
Cape Bar attorney Sibonile Khoza, representing a mother and her disabled child pro bono, argues that a policy denying prams and people in wheelchairs entry to stores is discriminatory and has a marginalising effect on people with disabilities.

RMB, former investment banker in bitter battle

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 16 January 2020
Tags: #Banking & Finance Law #Insolvency Law #Litigation
Fred Arijs, a former investment banker and one-time Belgian honorary consul in the Eastern Cape, has accused RMB and several senior bank executives of taking him to the cleaners, in a calculated scheme to defraud him and his business partners in two property deals gone horribly wrong, says a Moneyweb report.

Warning against 'shrewd' EFF land-grab tactics

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 15 January 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation #Property Law
The EFF in Tshwane has expressed its support for land-grabbers, who recently made futile attempts to illegally occupy empty plots in Silverlakes and Boschkop.

Defeated Moyo unlikely to win reinstatement – judges

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 15 January 2020
Tags: #Litigation
Peter Moyo’s bid to be reinstated as CEO of Old Mutual has no ‘realistic prospect’ of success, suggests a full Bench of the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg).

Shoprite fined R1m for reckless lending

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 15 January 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Consumer Protection Law #Litigation
Shoprite has been fined R1m by the National Consumer Tribunal for breaching the National Credit Act after it was found to have lent recklessly to vulnerable consumers.

Withdrawal of bid to stop firearms amnesty welcomed

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 15 January 2020
Tags: #Litigation
NGO Gun Free SA has welcomed a National Hunting and Shooting Association (NHSA) decision to withdraw an urgent court application to compel the Minister of Police to stop the 2020 national firearms amnesty, notes a News24 report.

Man takes on municipality and wins

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 15 January 2020
Tags: #Litigation #Property Law
Chris Biermann’s idea of plugging a gap in the East London housing market quickly escalated to a full-scale legal war which he eventually won, says a Times Select report.

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