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Key legal developments: Week of 3-7 June 2024

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Attorney Alert: 3 June 2024

Included in this edition are references to the following new Acts:


Several judgments are featured in this edition including the following from the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal:

For more highlights from May, click here.


Employment and Labour Law Alert: 3 June 2024

This week’s edition contains a reference to the following Labour Appeal Court judgment:


Several recent Labour Court judgments are referenced, including:


Also featured are articles from the latest issues of Industrial Law Journal, De Jure Law Journal and Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal, such as:

  • Manamela, M.E. Secondary strikes and their proportional impact on both the primary and secondary employer. – 2024 (57) De Jure Law Journal p46

  • Todd, Chris and Reddy, Nikita. Rethinking fair processes for dealing with poor conduct in the workplace. – 2024 45(4) Industrial Law Journal p720

For more highlights from May, click here.


Insurance Law Alert: 4 June 2024

Some content from the latest edition includes one of the two Bills relating to the new two-pot retirement system was signed into law. The Revenue Laws Amendment Act 12 of 2024 (GN4924 GG 50750 p1 4Jun2024) was published in the Government Gazette on Tuesday. The Pension Funds Amendment Bill 3 of 2024 was passed by Parliament on 16 May 2024 but still needs to be signed by the President.


This week’s edition contains references to the following Guidance Notices issued by the Prudential Authority:


The Prudential Authority has also published Joint Standard 1 of 2024: Outsourcing by insurers; and a proposed guidance notice on liquidity risk management for insurers.


The following Supreme Court of Appeal judgment is included:


Health Law Alert: 5 June 2024

Some content from Wednesday's edition includes:

The South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport Amendment Act 33 of 2024 was gazetted on 4 June 2024 and will come into effect on a date to be proclaimed by the President.


This week’s edition also refers to the High Court judgment in Member of the Executive Council of Health and Social Development of the Gauteng Provincial Government v M about a medical negligence claim for brain damage.


Articles by the Medical Protection Society Limited on issues such as the ethics surrounding end of life issues, confidentiality and the influence of religiosity on medicine are also included.


Energy Law Alert: 31 May and 6 June 2024

The following High Court judgments are referred to in the edition from 31 May:


Also featured is the latest news and commentary on the Electricity Regulation Amendment Bill and the decision of the Labour Court regarding unfair discrimination in Solidarity obo Erasmus v Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd (C1001/18) [2024] ZALCCT 18 (24 May 2024).

The 6th of June’s edition refers to the following Government Gazette notice:


Also included is the latest news on the Karpowership deals, Nersa’s approval of the national free basic electricity rate and the Shell appeal judgment over exploration rights on the Wild Coast.


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Date posted: 7 June 2024


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