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

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

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

This judgment dealt with a disputed indemnity claimed by the insured in respect of the loss of its warehouse. The warehouse was lost as a result of seizure by the Taliban when US forces withdrew from Afghanistan in 2021. By reason of the seizure the insured lost possession and control of the warehouse.

The question