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Key Legal Highlights: 8-12 April 2024



This update includes a small selection of highlights from our paid subscription-based comprehensive newsletters and the latest blog posts. View free sample copies of our newsletters at https://www.lexinfo.co.za/newsletters or contact us at alert@lexinfo.co.za for more information or a quotation.

Events Calendar

An updated list of events on legal matters in South Africa, including webinars, seminars, conferences and training scheduled throughout 2024. Read more here.

 

Attorney Alert: 8 April 2024

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

  • Agricultural Product Standards Amendment Act 12 of 2023. Commencement date to be proclaimed. – GN4594 GG 50427 p1 3Apr2024

  • Correctional Services Amendment Act 14 of 2023. Commencement date to be proclaimed. – GN 4596 GG 50429 p1 3Apr2024

  • Judicial Matters Amendment Act 15 of 2023. Commencement on 3 April 2024. Section 9 (relating to amendments to the Administration of Estates Act, 1965) comes into operation on a date to be proclaimed by the President. – GN4597 GG 50430 p1 3Apr2024

  • National Veld and Forest Fire Amendment Act 13 of 2023. Commencement date to be proclaimed. – GN4595 GG 50428 p1 3Apr2024

 

The Immigration Amendment Bill 8 of 2024 was tabled in Parliament. A notice in the Government Gazette was published announcing the commencement of the Land Court Act 6 of 2023 on 5 April 2024, with the exception of section 37 and items 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7 of the Schedule (RProc162 GG 50448 p3 Apr2024).

 

Also included are several decisions of the Supreme Court of Appeal, recent Public Protector reports and the following two new publications:


March highlights are available to read here.

 

Employment and Labour Law Alert: 8 April 2024

Included in this edition are references to the following Labour Court judgments regarding dismissal, employment contracts and restraint of trade respectively:

 

Also included is the following journal article from the April edition of De Rebus.

  • Mather, Nadine. Employment law update – Runaway employee? Retirement or an automatically unfair dismissal? – 2024 Apr De Rebus p39

March highlights are available to read here.

 

Insurance Law Alert: 9 April 2024

Included in this edition are references to the following High Court judgments:

 

Also included is the latest Financial Services Tribunal decision:

 

The following journal article was published in the latest edition of Journal of African Law:

  • Maringe, Noah. Revisiting the right in Zimbabwe of a subrogated insurer to proceed against a third party in the name of the insured: Lessons from South Africa. – 2024 68(1) Journal of African Law p109


March highlights are available to read here.

 

Health Law Alert: 10 April 2024

Included in this edition is a reference to the following Supreme Court of Appeal judgment:

 

Also included is the following Council for Medical Schemes Appeals Committee ruling:


March highlights are available to read here.

 

Energy Law Alert: 5 and 11 April 2024 editions

The 5th of April’s edition features the latest news and commentary regarding the Electricity Regulation Amendment Bill, the National Transmission Company of South Africa, electricity tariff increases, illegal mining and the fuel price increase.

 

The National Nuclear Regulator Amendment Bill 25B of 2023 has been passed by the National Assembly and transmitted to the National Council of Provinces for concurrence.

 

The following media comments regarding recent High Court judgments are also included:


 

The following media comments regarding recent High Court judgments are also included:


March highlights are available to read here.

 

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Date posted: 12 April 2024


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