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"Giving evidence via video link conference or other social media mechanisms is a novelty in South African civil proceedings. Technology, with the necessary safeguards enhances the right to access to justice enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa. There is a need...

Mining is one of the major contributors to South Africa’s economy. In recent months, South African courts have seen a series of judgments which pronounce and set legal precedent on the question of conflict of use between mining rights and rights to land. On the...

The year 2018 saw the gazetting of the Broad-Based Socio-Economic Empowerment Charter for the South African Mining and Minerals Industry, 2018 (the Mining Charter). Its chief end is to give effect to meaningful economic participation, integration into the mainstream economy and effective ownership of the...

Section 187 (1) of the Labour Relations Act (“LRA”) states that a dismissal is automatically unfair if, amongst others, the reason for the dismissal is “that the employer unfairly discriminated against an employee, directly or indirectly, on any arbitrary ground, including but not limited to...

Notices and communications are often issued with little regard to the provisions of the contract, often resulting in disputes as to their validity. The importance of sufficiently detailed contractual notices was highlighted in the case of Oil States Industries (UK) Ltd v Lagan Building[1], which...

South Africa, like the rest of world cannot deny the effects of climate change. These changes range from severe weather events such as droughts and extensive floods to rises in sea levels affecting countries across the world in devastating ways.  The Climate Change Bill published...