BACKGROUND AND SUMMARY This matter concerns an urgent application for direct leave to appeal to the Constitutional Court against the judgment of the High Court of South Africa, Western Cape Division, Cape Town (the “High Court”) delivered on 17 April 2019. On 17 September 2018, the Applicants approached the High Court on an urgent basis
BACKGROUND Mr Bester, who was represented by the South African Equity Workers Association (“SAEWA”), was an employee of Rustenburg Platinum Mine (“Applicant”).  In April 2013, Mr Bester attempted to raise a parking issue with the Applicant’s Chief Safety Officer (“Mr Sedumedi”). His attempts were ignored which led to Mr Bester allegedly interrupting a safety meeting,