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Lagoonbay Lifestyle Estate (Pty) Ltd v Minister for Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning of the Western Cape and Others (320/12) [2013] ZASCA 13

25th March 2013 Today the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) upheld an appeal by Lagoonbay Lifestyle Estate (Pty) Ltd (Lagoonbay), the proposed developer of a rather... 

South African Property Owners Association v Council of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality and Others (648/2011) [2012] ZASCA 157

20th November 2012 On 8 November 2012 the Supreme Court of Appeal decided that the Council had unlawfully increased the property rate levied on the owners of... 

Donald & Richard Currie (Pty) Ltd v Growthpoint Properties Ltd (572/11) [2012] ZASCA 114

14th September 2012 Summary: Where offer to convert equities in a company is made to holders by another entity, and offeree completes acceptance form in required... 

More Supreme Court of Appeal

Cipla Medpro (Pty) Ltd v Aventis Pharma SA, Aventis Pharma SA and Others v Cipla Life Sciences (Pty) Ltd and Others (139/2012, 138/2012) [2012] ZASCA 108

24th August 2012 Summary: Patent – validity – whether claim vague or otherwise revocable – contributory infringement – interim interdict – relevance of public... 

MEC for Education, KZN v Shange (529/11) [2012] ZASCA 98

26th June 2012 Summary: Condonation – Institution of Legal Proceedings Against Certain Organs of State Act 40 of 2002 – knowledge of the identity of the joint... 

Commissioner for South African Revenue Services v De Beers Consolidated Mines Ltd (503/11) [2012] ZASCA 103

25th June 2012 Summary: Value-Added Tax Act 89 of 1991 – meaning of ‘enterprise’ – meaning of ‘imported services’ – whether foreign advisory services utilized or... 

Ingonyama Trust v Ethekwini Municipality (149/2011) [2012] ZASCA 104

22nd June 2012 Summary: Rating of State Property Act 79 of 1984 - whether property vesting in Ingonyama Trust in the Ethekwini Municipality exempt from rates in... 

British American Tobacco South Africa (Pty) Ltd v Minister of Health (463/2011) [2012] ZASCA 107

21st June 2012 Summary: Proper interpretation of s 3(1)(a) of the Tobacco Products Control Act 83 of 1993 as amended, read with the definitions of ‘advertise’ and... 

SCA judgement advances the rights of women in traditional marriages, but highlights inadequacy of the SA legal system

4th June 2012 Monday 04 June 2012, the judgement delivered on Friday by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in the matter of Ms MM Ngwenyama is a victory towards... 

Pitzer v Eskom (336/11) [2012] ZASCA 44

9th May 2012 Summary: Negligence – failure to take reasonable precautions against foreseeable risk – action for damages against undertaker, as defined in... 

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