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Federation failed in Caster case, claims ASA

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 01 April 2019
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Sports Law
Athletics SA has issued a rebuke of the International Association of Athletics Federations and says the body failed to prove its case in the appeal hearing of double Olympic champion Caster Semenya.

Cheeky Watson promises to pay players R5m

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 28 March 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law #Insolvency Law #Litigation #Sports Law
Disgraced Eastern Province rugby president Cheeky Watson (64) has promised to pay his struggling former players R5m in cash in the next four months. A Daily Dispatch report say if Watson fails to cough up the money in time, he faces a far greater financial burden with judgment to be taken against him for more than R23m.

Caster Semenya ruling delayed

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 25 March 2019
Tags: #Sports Law
SA’s Caster Semenya will have to wait until late April to hear whether her legal case against the world athletics governing body over her testosterone levels has been successful, according to a report in The Guardian.

Semenya distances herself from government funding claims

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 22 February 2019
Tags: #Sports Law
While grateful for the support she has received, star runner Caster Semenya has distanced herself from reports that government has paid R25m towards her ongoing gender court hearing against the IAAF in Switzerland. According to a report on the Sport24 site, Semenya is challenging the proposed rule amendment by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) at the Court of Arbitration for Sport that seeks to restrict the levels of testosterone in female athletes.

Semenya's team of experts revealed

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 20 February 2019
Tags: #Sports Law
Caster Semenya's legal team has released the names of the 10 experts who will plead her case at the Court for Arbitration of Sport as she appeals an IAAF ruling that would see her forced to lower her natural testosterone levels. This was after the IAAF controversially released their list of experts on Monday, notes Sport24.

R25m spent on team to fight Semenya's case

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 18 February 2019
Tags: #Sports Law
Government is to spend an estimated R25m in its court battle against the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in defence of 800m world and Olympic champion Caster Semenya. Minister of Sport Tokozile Xasa and her DG Alec Moemi on Friday said government was footing the bill for the assembly of a powerful team of local and international experts. They will lead Semenya's case at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAA) in Zurich from today, notes TimesLIVE.

Bok captain under fire on social media

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 09 January 2019
Tags: #Sports Law
Springbok rugby captain Siya Kolisi has been the target of racist comments after he told Japanese media that Nelson Mandela would not have agreed with sport quotas. Kolisi had reportedly said: ‘I don’t think he (Mandela) would have supported that (quotas), but I don’t know him. I would not want to be picked because of my skin colour because that surely would not be good for the team, and the guys around you would know.’

Russian athlete sues for Comrades money

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 13 December 2018
Tags: #Litigation #Sports Law
Russian athlete Alexandra Morozova, who came second in the 2017 Comrades Marathon, has taken Athletics SA and the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) to court over the non-payment of her winnings. A report on the IoL site notes that Morozova approached the KZN High Court (Pietermaritzburg) last month, demanding she be paid the R210 000 prize money she earned by coming second in the women’s division.

Fifa stripped of SA assets in 'world first' case

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 27 August 2018
Tags: #Intellectual Property Law #Litigation #Sports Law
World football federation Fifa has been stripped of all its SA trademarks and is now forced to hand over documents that could expose corruption and millions in kickbacks at the highest levels of government and the country’s local soccer authority. In what City Press describes as a world first, Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) Judge Van der Westhuizen issued an attachment order in favour of former football administrator Leslie Sedibe.

Former rugby player claiming R45m for injury

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 16 July 2018
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law #Sports Law
Former Blue Bulls prop Morné Mellett (28) has issued summons for R45m against the Blue Bulls Company and a team doctor, Herman Rossouw, for his loss of income following an injury. According to Rapport, Mellett was injured in a Super Rugby match in July 2015.

Ban on alcohol ads in sport will backfire, groups warn

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Tags: #Litigation #Sports Law
Cape sports associations are opposing changes to the legislation that could see alcohol advertisements banned in sport. According to a Cape Argus report, this follows a statement released by the Southern African Alcohol Policy Alliance (Saapa) announcing their support for the ban on alcohol sponsorship of sport.

WP Rugby's advertising partner lays criminal charges

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 02 October 2017
Tags: #Business & Industry Law #Insolvency Law #Sports Law
The advertising partner for Western Province Rugby (WPR) has laid criminal charges against it, after directors and its chief executive failed to provide the liquidated company’s ‘statement of affairs’ to the Master of the High Court, as required by the Companies Act of 1973.

WP Rugby directors facing fraud charges

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Tags: #Litigation #Sports Law
Aerios, the company at the centre of a multimillion-rand advertising rights dispute with WP Rugby, say they have laid fraud-related charges against its board of directors over alleged non-presentation of the liquidated professional arm’s ‘statement of affairs’.

WP Rugby sued for R271m over Newlands ads

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 10 August 2017
Tags: #Litigation #Sports Law
Aerios, the company that lost its advertising rights at the Newlands rugby stadium with the liquidation of the Western Province Rugby Union (WRPU), is now claiming damages of R271m from WP Rugby (Pty) Ltd, Die Burger reports. Aerios also issued subpoenas to the directors of WP Rugby to testify in the section 417 investigation scheduled for the end of the month.

Fencer seeks R5m over Olympic exclusion

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 01 February 2017
Tags: #Litigation #Sports Law
A fencer is suing the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) and the Fencing Federation of SA (FFSA) for more than R5m for not selecting her for last year’s Rio Olympic Games, says a Cape Times report. Epée fencer Juliana Barrett claims she earned qualification when she won the International Fencing Federation qualifying tournament for Africa held in Algeria in April.

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