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Key Legal Updates: 15 to 19 April 2024

Updated: Apr 23

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 or contact us at for more information or a quotation.

Law Practice Management: March edition

The ideal monthly resource for your entire team to optimise the running of your law firm.

The edition includes references to the following new publications:


The International Guidelines for Wellbeing in Legal Education published by the International Bar Association is also included.

Read more highlights of contents such as internet articles and podcasts on a variety of subjects here.


Attorney Alert: 15 April 2024

This week's edition refers to the Local Government: Municipal Structures Amendment Bill 9 of 2024 and the Local Government: Municipal Structures Second Amendment Bill 10 of 2024 which were recently introduced to Parliament. The Eskom Debt Relief Amendment Act 5 of 2024 was published in the Government Gazette on 8 April 2024.


Several judgments are featured in this edition including the following from the Constitutional Court:


Articles from the most recent issues of Journal of South African Law, Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa, ICL Journal and Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal are included, such as:

  • Sonnekus, J.C. ’n Perdepaspoort, logboek, mantel of die invecta et illata in huureiendom is geen objekte van ’n retensiereg van die besitter nie [A horse passport, logbook, coat or the invecta et illata in rented property are not objects of a lien of the holder]. – 2024 (2) Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg/Journal of South African Law p222


Employment and Labour Law Alert: 15 April 2024

This week’s edition contains references to the following Labour Court judgments.


Insurance Law Alert: 16 April 2024

Tuesday’s edition contains references to the following Pension Funds Adjudicator determinations:


A reference to the following High Court judgment dealing with the RAF claim process is also included:


Health Law Alert: 17 April 2024

Wednesday’s edition contains references to the following judgments:


The following journal articles are also included:

  • Lӧtter, Casper. The constitutional case against the mandatory vaccine policy — An interdisciplinary South African perspective. – 2024 (27) Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal

  • Scott, T.J. PRASA’s open-door commuter trains remain a reliable source of income for legal practitioners: A survey of recent case law. – 2024 (2) Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg/Journal of South African Law p189



Energy Law Alert: 18 April 2024

The latest edition refers to the Eskom Debt Relief Amendment Act 5 of 2024 which was published in the Government Gazette.


The National Energy Regulator of South Africa​ has published a consultation paper on Eskom’s Fourth Multi-Year Price Determination Regulatory Clearing Account Application for the 2022/23 financial year.


Also included is the following journal article:


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Date posted: 19 April 2024


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