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Legal Developments: 25 March to 5 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 or contact us at for more information or a quotation.

Case Law

View summaries of the judgments handed down by the Constitutional Court and Supreme Court of Appeal during March 2024 here.


Attorney Alert: 25 March and 2 April 2024 editions

The National Youth Development Agency Bill 13B of 2022, National Council on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide Bill 31B of 2022, and Independent Police Investigative Directorate B21B of 2023 were passed by both Houses of Parliament and submitted to the President for assent on 19 March 2024. The Expropriation Bill 23D of 2020 was amended by the National Council of Provinces and returned for concurrence to the National Assembly on 19 March 2024.


References to the following Supreme Court of Appeal decisions are included:


Also included are journal articles from the latest editions of the South African Mercantile Law Journal, Journal for Inclusive Public Policy and Southern African Public Law such as:

  • Ncamane, Ntando. Digital platform workers and the conundrum of the definition of an ‘employee’ in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. – 2023 35(1) South African Mercantile Law Journal p1

  • Nortjé, Jacobus Gerhardus J. and Myburgh, Daniel C. The originality of digital evidence and the retention of seized digital devices by law enforcement officers in South Africa. – 2023 38(2) Southern African Public Law


The following Bills were passed by Parliament and submitted to the President for assent:


Cabinet approved the publication of the following Bills for comments:

Sections 166AA to 166AD; 166AF and 166AG; 166AT; 166BC, 166BD,166BE, and 166BH of Chapter 12A of the Financial Sector Regulation Act 9 of 2017 came into effect on 1 April 2024 (GN4468 GG 50372 p3 25Mar2024).

This edition also refers to several judgments of the Supreme Court of Appeal and High Courts, as well as articles published in the latest editions of Journal of Law, Society and Development, Fundamina and Law, Democracy and Development.

More highlights from the March editions are available to view here.


Employment and Labour Law Alert: 2 April 2024

The latest Labour Appeal Court judgment is discussed in the following media comment: 


References to the following Labour Court judgments on dismissals have also been included:

More highlights from the March editions are available to view here.


Insurance Law Alert: 3 April 2024

This week’s edition contains references to the following High Court judgments:


The following Financial Services Tribunal Decisions are also included:


Health Law Alert: 4 April 2024

This week’s edition contains a reference to the following journal article:


The following media comments dealing with medical negligence cases are also included:


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Date posted: 5 April 2024


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