Legal Articles and Guides
One of the business rescue practitioners dealing with the Gupta assets, Bouwer van Niekerk, has reportedly told the Mail & Guardian that one of the biggest problems they faced was the eviction of occupants in Gupta houses, one of them being Tshepiso Magashule, son of ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule.
In 1998, 41 Eastern Cape families lodged a massive land claim – which includes tourist and citrus farming towns. However, a Daily Dispatch report says they are yet to receive any feedback on the status of their claim.
The legal battle over the Philippi Horticultural Area (PHA) starts today in the Western Cape High Court. A Cape Argus report notes the PHA Food and Farming Campaign will be arguing for the preservation of a key piece of agricultural land in the city’s jurisdiction that is under threat from proposed developments.
The battle for the City of Cape Town’s green zone will be heading to the Western Cape High Court next week. A Cape Argus report says activists who have been campaigning for the protection of the Philippi Horticultural Area (PHA) want the court to review 12 approved development rezonings in the area.
If you haven’t already done so, you are no doubt thinking of upgrading soon to the “superfast broadband” provided by fibre optic cabling. In any event ADSL is about to disappear with Telkom’s plans to shut down its copper network and migrate ADSL customers to either fibre (where available) or LTE.
As a landlord in dispute with your tenant you may well be tempted to avoid the delay and cost of litigation by taking your own eviction or enforcement action.
The government has noted it is to seek leave to appeal the landmark ruling forcing it to sell a farm to a 78-year-old land reform beneficiary rather than giving him 30-year lease, says Rapport.
New Hanover commercial farmer Reinhard Ortmann has been granted an interim court order to remove a ‘troublesome’ family from his sugar cane farm after a long toxic relationship, according to a Sunday Tribune report.
Former Western Cape mayco member for Transport & Urban Development Brett Herron – now a member of the GOOD party – has launched an application to be admitted as a friend of the court in the case between the Department of Human Settlements and the City of Cape Town in the disputed Tafelberg property sale.
An urgent application for a mandatory interdict forcing the City of Johannesburg to reconnect the water supply to the Sandton Gautrain Station has been halted by the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg), says a News24 report.
Activist organisation and law centre Ndifuna Ukwazi (NU) has launched litigation in the Western Cape High Court to compel the City of Cape Town to develop a housing policy that would require new developments to include affordable housing, says a GroundUp report.
The KZN High Court (Pietermaritzburg) application by the liquidator of VBS Mutual Bank to recover millions owed to it by former President Jacob Zuma, has revealed how the bank was reckless while conducting its business before it collapsed, notes a Cape Times report.
Former President Jacob Zuma has to cough up R7.3m to pay back his bond from VBS – or he could lose his Nkandla property. Court papers filed by VBS Mutual Bank’s liquidator, Anoosh Rooplal, show that Zuma has defaulted on the multi-million loan extended to him by the bank in 2016, says a News24 report.
The Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) has delivered yet another scathing ruling on the government’s failure to properly implement land reform, finding that its 17-year-old failure to sell a farm to an elderly black Limpopo farmer is irrational and unconstitutional.
The recent High Court judgment declaring that three municipalities in Pietermaritzburg must provide water, sanitation and waste collection on farms has been hailed as a victory for farm dwellers across the country.