The High Court in the Western Cape Division, Cape Town answered this question on 3 June 2024 in the judgment of RS v JPS & Others where it held that in certain instances, a duty of support that applies to a de jure adoption can be extended to a de facto adoption. In other words

New Labour Court and Labour Appeal Court rules come into operation on 17 July 2024.  The new rules will replace the existing rules as well as the Practice Manual of the Labour Court. 

The changes include amongst them the following provisions aimed at streamlining the court process:  

Review applications

Founding affidavits in review applications

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) has, on 8 July 2024, issued a stern warning to business rescue practitioners (BRPs).

Section 132 of the Companies Act mandates a business rescue practitioner to file monthly progress reports when a business rescue exceeds a period of three months. The progress reports must

Following extensive negotiations, the Council of the European Union (EU) formally adopted the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (the CS3D) on 24 May 2024.  Once fully implemented, both EU and non-EU companies, as well as their ‘upstream’ and ‘downstream’ value chains (or “chain of activities”), will be subject to mandatory human rights

Co-authored by Heidi Davis

In a recent decision, the Labour Appeal Court (LAC), has clarified the jurisdiction of the Labour Court (the LC) in dealing with unlawful conduct during strikes.

The LAC upheld the Labour Court’s decision that section 68(1)(b) covers compensation for any unlawful conduct during a strike, whether the strike is protected or

“Inherent requirements of the job” and “reasonable accommodation” are important concepts when considering the distinction between disability and incapacity in the workplace. In this reported judgment of the Labour Court (Gugwini v National Consumer Commissioner (2023) 44 ILJ 2237 (LC)) the employee, a senior researcher, was declared legally blind. The National Consumer Commissioner’s

In a January 2024 judgment the Labour Court reaffirmed the principles pertaining to the doctrine of common purpose in relation to violent acts committed by groups of employees during strike action.

In November 2018, about 2500 employees of a pharmaceutical retailer embarked on a protected strike which was subject to picketing rules.  Following non-compliance with

This blog was co-authored by Michael McCarthy, trainee associate, litigation insurance.

On 20 March 2024 the Financial Sector Conduct Authority published a number of administrative sanctions for financial services providers who had failed to comply with the Financial Intelligence Centre Act (FICA). The FSCA, the supervisory body responsible for financial services providers under FICA, issued