By Katya Oberzhitsky (Associate designate) and Caitlin Wilde (Partner)   Introduction   The COVID-19 pandemic has caused mass uncertainty for South African business owners, given the far-reaching economic ramifications it may have on our economy. Many business owners are concerned about what this means for the health and sustainability of their business in the coming
SUMMARY The issue considered in this appeal was whether a Traditional Council (regulated in terms of customary law) had locus standi to institute action proceedings on behalf of Bakgaka – Ba – Mothapo Traditional Community (the “Appellant”). Furthermore, whether the argument of insufficient number of men/women appointed as councilors to the Premier’s office justified the
SUMMARY On or about 03 November 2014, an employee of Stallion Security (Pty) Ltd (the “Appellant”), namely Mr. Khumalo, murdered Ms Van Staden’s (the “Respondent”) spouse (the “Deceased”), who was employed as a financial manager at the head office of Bidvest Panalpina Logistics (Pty) Ltd (“Bidvest”). The issue considered in this appeal was whether the
SUMMARY On or about 25 November 2014, combined summons which were signed by Lambert Attorneys, cited the Department:  Transport, Province of KwaZulu-Natal (the “Department”) as the Plaintiff and nine employees of the Department as the Defendants. The particulars of claim to the summons alleged that the Defendants were involved in a fraudulent scheme that caused
SUMMARY In August 1996, the Appellant (an employee of the the South African Police Service), was involved in a motor vehicle accident and suffered bodily injuries, whereafter a claim for damages was made against the Respondent, The Road Accident Fund (the ”Fund”).   After several settlement offers being made by the Fund during the course
SUMMARY Spilhaus Property Holdings (Pty) Ltd and 18 Others (the “Applicants”) are the lawful owners of units in a sectional title scheme, situated in Cape Town (the “Sectional Title Scheme”). Mobile Networks (Pty) Ltd (the “First Respondent”) and Alphen Farm Estate in Constantia (Pty) Ltd (the “Second Respondent”), are the Respondents in the above matter.
SUMMARY The National Treasury (the “First Appellant”) mandated a team of investigators to conduct an in-depth investigation relating to allegations of financial irregularities in respect of the hiring of motor vehicles by the executive mayor of the OR Tambo District Municipality (the “Second Appellant”). Pumlanni Kubukeli (the “Respondent”) is employed by the Second Appellant as the