The labour appeal court refused to enforce a restraint of trade agreement against former employees of a second-hand vehicle business because the facts advanced did not prove that the employer held a protectable interest. There was no evidence of confidential information, trade secrets or trade connections held by the former employees to warrant protection.


This blog was co-authored by Katelyn-mae Carter, candidate attorney at Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa.

In this case Upington City Football Club filed an urgent application for an interim interdict to prevent the National Soccer League (NSL) from holding promotion and relegation playoffs pending the outcome of the application.

The case revolved around the NSL

This blog was co-authored by Lesego Moloisana, candidate attorney at Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa.

In Sandla v RAF, the claimant sued RAF for the loss of support after her older brother (hereafter ‘the deceased’) died in a motor vehicle collision. The claimant claimed that the deceased had inherited the duty to support her during

On 05 June 2024, the high court dealt with the perfection of a special and general notarial bond over moveable assets. The question whether the notarial bond was enforceable turned on whether an event leading to its executability had come to pass. A creditor can ‘perfect’ an executable general notarial bond by taking possession of

The UK Court of Appeal had to decide whether the word “private” in the phrase “private placement, offering or other sale of equity instruments” in an engagement letter only qualified “placement” or alternatively qualified “offering or other sale” as well. The court found it qualified all the nouns listed.
While there is no firm grammatical

This particular matter involved the interpretation of a section of the Petroleum Products Act, 1977 which gives “any person directly affected by the decision of the Controlling of Petroleum Products” the right to appeal to the minister against such decision. That phrase is used in many statutes challenging government decisions.
The applicants were the holders

In a case still to come to court in the UK, insurers and their insured are in a dispute whether the deluge of rain and flooding that occurred in England in September 2023 resulted in damage caused by a “storm”. The property damage and business interruption policy limited cover for a “storm” to GBP25 million.