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When can a claim for defamation be instituted under the South African Law of Delict

As a point of departure, South African law of Delict recognises patrimonial and non-patrimonial loss/damages or harm which one can suffer. Patrimonial loss/damages refers to a monetary value which is claimed and usually goes hand in hand with non-patrimonial loss/damages. Non-patrimonial loss/damages specifically recognises three types of personality interests namely: corpus or bodily integrity, fama […]

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equality

Women and Equality – What has changed?

What is equality? What does equality mean? Does equality exist in  society for women? The 9th of August 1956 was only the beginning for women’s rights in South Africa, when more than 20 000 women marched to the Union Building in protest against the extension of Pass Laws. Sexism is a term commonly known to […]

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Customary Law and a Valid Executed Will

Not all rules and regulations are governed by written Legislation. The Constitution of South Africa recognises unwritten “Legislation” namely, Common and Customary Law. Customary Law is defined as: “An established system of immemorial rules which has evolved from the way of life and natural wants of the people, the general context of which was a […]

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Property owners not liable for historic municipal debt – what about mortgagees?

In the landmark Judgment of the Constitutional Court in Jordaan and Others vs City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality and Others (“Jordaan case”), the Court reviewed the constitutionality of Section 118(3) of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act 32 of 2000 (hereinafter referred to as the “Act”). The Court did not declare Section 118(3) of the […]

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developing skills in the work place

Developing skills in the work place

Statutory provisions to ensure certain categories of Employees receive adequate theoretical and practical training has existed since 1922. These statutory provisions are an important and integral part of South Africa’s overall objective to reduce poverty which will lead to increased employment and reducing crime and increase economic growth which will improve international competitiveness. A strategy […]

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