Deepening Democracy through Access to Information

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... 

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... 

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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 –... 

Industrial Corporation of South Africa Ltd v PFE International Inc. (BVI) and Others (910/10) [2011] ZASCA 245

By: Shannon de Ryhove     15th December 2011 Summary: Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000, s (7)1 – Impact of PAIA on the Rules of Court – s7(1) preserves the operation of the... 

TEB Properties CC v MEC, Department of Health and Social Development, North West (792/10) [2011] ZASCA 243

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th December 2011 Summary: Contract – legality – whether contract concluded by acting head of the Department of Health and Social Development in breach of prescribed... 

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