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Landmark ruling on farm evictions

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 06 May 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Landlord Tenant Law #Litigation #Property Law
A farmer’s application to evict the adult children of farmworkers employed on his farm Hammansdans outside Wellington in the Western Cape has been dismissed by Judge Zeenat Carelse in the Land Claims Court.

Vodacom 'Please Call Me' compensation offer 'reasonable'

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 06 May 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Science & Technology Law
Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub took an ‘insightful and reasonable’ approach in offering R47m compensation to ‘Please Call Me’ inventor Nkosana Makate, the company's legal team argued on the second day of the hearing at the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) yesterday.

Hlophe lawyer gets suspended jail term for contempt

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 05 May 2021
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice #Litigation
Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe’s legal representative, Barnabas Xulu, has been found in contempt of six civil court orders, slapped with a R30 000 fine, instructed to surrender his Porsche 911 Carrera and sentenced to 30 days imprisonment, suspended for three years.

Tribunal told of former Transnet exec's millions

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 05 May 2021
Tags: #Criminal Law #Litigation
Former Transnet head of capital projects, Herbert Msagala, claims R2m paid in R200 notes into his bank account were the proceeds of his transport business, farming activities and renting of student accommodation.

Eskom execs lived high life on kickbacks

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 05 May 2021
Tags: #Litigation
Luxury cars, new property and houses, funding for personal business interests, and fees for exclusive schools were some of the items three Eskom executives splurged on thanks to alleged kickbacks to the value of R76.2m, according to a News24 report on documents unearthed in the leaked Eskom Files.

Court asked to decide Please Call Me compensation

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 05 May 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Science & Technology Law
The nearly 21-year dispute between 'Please Call Me' inventor Nkosana Makate and Vodacom returned to the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) yesterday for a three-day review application in which the former employee is seeking R10bn in compensation.

Small change for Bobroffs from forfeiture appeal

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 05 May 2021
Tags: #Criminal Law #Litigation
There was some respite for fugitive former personal injury attorneys Ronald Bobroff and his son Darren Bobroff when the SCA ruled that R6.8m of the approximately R110m which was ordered forfeited to the state in 2019 should be returned to them.

Bongo back in court on corruption charges

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 05 May 2021
Tags: #Criminal Law #Litigation
The case against former State Security Minister Bongani Bongo and 11 others in connection with the R37.5m sale and purchase of a farm in Mpumalanga has been postponed until January next year, reports TimesLIVE. 

Public Works loses again in R115m claim battle

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 05 May 2021
Tags: #Litigation
The Eastern Cape Public Works Department lost yet another court bid to avoid paying Ikamva Architects more than R115m in damages for work the department never allowed it to perform.

RAF seeks to block claims until duplicate payments repaid

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 04 May 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
The Road Accident Fund (RAF) will ask the court for permission to stay hundreds of millions of rands in claims due to several law firms until they have repaid duplicate funds paid to them in error.

LPC taken to court for failing to rein in lawyer

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 04 May 2021
Tags: #General Legal Practice #Litigation
A news agency is taking the Legal Practice Council (LPC) to court for failing to act against a lawyer it alleges is a ‘Lottery crook’.

SCA ruling sets precedent for insurance claims

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 04 May 2021
Tags: #Insurance Law #Litigation
A recent decision of the SCA – which will have an important impact on SA’s insurers – centred on the rejection of an insurance claim on the basis that a person who was not the policyholder, provided false, incorrect or dishonest information to the insurer.

Daybreak Farms seeks R1m from CEO

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 04 May 2021
Tags: #Litigation
Chicken producer Daybreak Farms has lodged a R1m defamation suit against its suspended CEO Boas Seruwe and five top staff members for allegedly making ‘false’ and ‘unlawful’ statements against it and its board.

How the RAF could save R10bn

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 04 May 2021
Tags: #Litigation
The nature of the Road Accident Fund (RAF) and its operating environment is complex, nuanced and specific, with many changes, disputes and agendas unfolding in parallel.

Mandela grandson loses claim on villagers’ land

By Daily News Published on Friday, 30 April 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Criminal Law #Litigation #Property Law
Trespassing charges against five Mvezo villagers were withdrawn by the Bityi Magistrate’s Court after their chief, Mandla Zwelivelile Mandela (Nelson Mandela’s eldest grandson), failed to provide the court with the title deed to the disputed land.

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