SUMMARY The applicant, Mr Mashego, was dismissed for alleged misconduct. In response thereto, he referred an unfair dismissal dispute to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (“the CCMA”). The matter remained unresolved at conciliation and, as a result, the applicant referred his case to arbitration, which came before the first respondent in his capacity
Introduction It often happens that property owners miss the deadline for objection to incorrect details on a property roll.  If municipal staff advise you that there is nothing you can do after the fact to fix the problem, they are wrong. This article describes the steps that a property owner can take to compel the
SUMMARY The factual matrix from which this judgment arises concerns a retrenchment dispute. The matter pivoting on the consultation process adopted by Patcon Construction & Civil Engineering Contractors (Pty) Ltd (the “Employer”) with the Association of Mineworkers & Construction Union (the “Trade Union”). The Trade Union disputed the Employer’s compliance with the consultation process stipulated
Introduction City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality (“COJ”) has taken the view that rating categorisations and tariffs are not linked to each other, and that this accordingly entitles it to change a consumer’s tariff without changing the consumer’s corresponding rating categorization as provided for in the Local Government: Municipal Property Rates Act (“the Act”).  The procedure
Introduction In light of the recent decision handed down by the Supreme Court of Appeal (“SCA”), Head of Department Western Cape Education Department and Others v Saffer (1209/2016) [2017] ZASCA 187 (13 December 2017), single parents who are divorced or separated no longer require their former partners’ consent in order to apply for a fee
By Charlotte Clarke and Musa Mathebula, Candidate Attorneys and Pierre van der Merwe, Partner   Introduction This article examines the appropriateness of the sanction of dismissal of an employee for theft in the workplace, the effect of dismissal of an employee for theft, and the consequences that this may carry for the employee and the