Mediation Rules for Magistrate’s Courts published

The Rules that will regulate the mediation process in the Magistrate’s Courts in SA were published today.  They come into operation n 1 August 2014.  But no one should even consider venturing to court without first having read John O’Leary’s authoritative Mediation in Family & Divorce Disputes!  Click here to buy the book; and here […]

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Plain language finally makes it to the High Court – Elizabeth de Stadler

Plain language and generally fair contracts are good for business. If a contract is not aimed at making the transaction understandable to consumer, what are we doing really? More importantly, if the consumer understands the contract, would the dispute have reached the court with the related legal and reputational costs? In short, contracts should be […]

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Environmental Law Sibergramme Issue 5 of 2017

Download issue: Siber 5-2017 We have pleasure in attaching the fifth issue of the Environmental Law Sibergramme for 2017, in which Michael Kidd  covers developments during the period 8 July 2017 to 4 August 2017. GOVERNMENT NOTICES National Water Act 36 of 1998 National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998 National Nuclear Regulator Act 47 of 1999 National Environmental Management: Protected Areas […]

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Environmental Law Sibergramme Issue 4 of 2017

Download issue:  Siber 4-2017 We have pleasure in attaching the fourth issue of the Environmental Law Sibergramme for 2017, in which Michael Kidd  covers developments during the period 27 May 2017 to 7 July 2017. Government Notices National Communication Report to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Marine Living Resources Act 18 of 1998 National Water Act 36 […]

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Corporate Law, Partnerships & Trust Sibergramme Issue 4 of 2017

Download issue:  CorpLaw_4_of_2017 We have pleasure in attaching the fourth issue for 2017, in which the author, Darren Subramanien, discusses: PRESCRIPTION: CLAIMS BROUGHT UNDER SECTION 252 OF THE COMPANIES ACT 61 OF 1973 DO NOT CONSTITUTE ‘DEBTS’ IN TERMS OF THE PRESCRIPTION ACT 68 OF 1969

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Corporate Law, Partnerships & Trusts Sibergramme Issue 02 of 2017

Download issue:  CorpLaw_2_of_2017 We have pleasure in attaching the second issue for 2017, in which the author, Darren Subramanien, discusses: Van Staden v Nel NO and Another (11114/2015) [2017] ZAGPPHC 26 (1 February 2017): Trusts – whether an amount donated to a trust constitutes a “loan” or a “donation”

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SILCS Issue 2 of 2017

Download issue:  SILCS 2 of 2017 We have pleasure in attaching the 2nd SILCS for 2017, in which Owen Barrow summarises the following cases: LABOURNET (PTY) LTD V JANKIELSOHN LAC    (JA48/2016) [2017] ZALAC 7    10 January 2017    22 pages Coppin JA SILCS 02/2017 Restraint of trade — Protectable interest — What constitutes — Employer’s confidential information […]

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Labour Law Sibergramme Issue 3 of 2017

Download issue:  LL_SG_2017_03 We have pleasure in attaching the 3rd issue of the 2017 Labour Law Sibergramme, in which John Grogan deals with the following cases: Moodley v Department of National Treasury and others  (JA13/2016) [2017] ZALAC 5 (10 January 2017), unreported ((Ndlovu JA, Coppin JA & Savage AJA) This was the first case after the Constitutional Court handed down […]

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Corporate Law, Partnerships & Trusts Sibergramme Issue 01 of 2017

Download issue:  CorpLaw_1_of_2017 We have pleasure in attaching the first issue for 2017, in which the author, Darren Subramanien, discusses: FirstRand Bank v Normandie Restaurants (189/2016) [2016] ZASCA 178 (25 November 2016)

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(J 1710/2015) Zulu v Hotel, Liquor, Catering, Commercial & Allied Workers Union of South Africa and Another

Zulu v Hotel, Liquor, Catering, Commercial & Allied Workers Union of South Africa and Another LC    (J 1710/2015) [2015] ZALCJHB 276    28 August 2015 6 pages Lagrange J SILCS 24/2015 Practice — Urgent application — Applicant required to make out a case for expedited hearing — Court holding that applicant had in the circumstances failed […]

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