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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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Finishing Touch 163 (Pty) Ltd v BHP Billiton Energy Coal South Africa Ltd and Others (363/2011) [2012] ZASCA 49

10th April 2012 Summary: Practice – Interpretation of court order – when application is initiated – whether interdict had lapsed. 

City of Cape Town v Strümpher (104/2011) [2012] ZASCA 54 

5th April 2012 Summary: Right to water ─ access to water supply cut off by water service authority ─ whether service founded solely on contract ─ whether... 

The owners of the MV ‘Banglar Mookh’ v Transnet Ltd (842/2011) [2012] ZASCA 57

4th April 2012 Summary: Vessel colliding with harbour wall while entering harbour – alleged negligence of the pilot – approach to evidence – unsafe to rely unduly... 

Democratic Alliance and Others v Acting National Director of Public Prosecutions and Others (288/11) [2012] ZASCA 15

22nd March 2012 Today the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) upheld an appeal by the first appellant, the Democratic Alliance (DA), against a judgment of the North... 

Eskom Holdings Ltd v National Union of Mineworkers and Others (840/2010) [2011] ZASCA 229

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th December 2011 Summary: Labour – minimum services agreement under s 72 of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 in an industry designated as an essential service –... 

Equity Aviation Services (Pty) Ltd v South African Transport and Allied Workers Union and Others (478/09) [2011] ZASCA 232

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th December 2011 Summary: Employees who are not members of a trade union do not strike lawfully where they have not given notice to strike in terms of s 64(1)(b) of... 

Road Accident Fund v Lechner (711/10) [2011] ZASCA 240

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th December 2011 Summary: German citizen injured in motor vehicle accident in South Africa – Reimbursed for medical expenses by statutory insurer in Germany –... 

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