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Legal Updates 20 - 24 November 2023

Attorney Alert Issue 46: 20 November 2023

The most recent interest rate, as per the Prescribed Rate of Interest Act 55 of 1975, was released in the Government Gazette on 17 November 2023 (GN4075 GG 49720 p39 17Nov2023). The notice specifies an interest rate of 11.75 percent per annum starting from 1 July 2023. The rates for the period between 1 July 2022 and 30 June 2023 were also published in the same notice.

The following draft Bills were published in the Government Gazette:

The General Intelligence Laws Amendment Bill was subsequently introduced to Parliament on 17 November 2023 as Bill 40 of 2023.

Several judgments of the High Courts, Supreme Court of Appeal and Constitutional Court are referred to such as:

Employment and Labour Law Alert: 20 November 2023

The latest newsletter contains references to the judgments reported in the October 2023 edition of the Industrial Law Journal and the following Labour Court decisions:

Other highlights include:

Insurance Law Alert: 21 November 2023

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

Other highlights include the latest Financial Services Tribunal decisions, such as:

The following Council for Medical Schemes Appeals Committee ruling is also included:

Health Law Alert: 22 November 2023

The latest edition includes information on issues such as:

  • the Council for Medical Schemes Appeals Committee ruling on funding for the treatment of chronic plaque psoriasis;

  • a taxi driver's failed SCA bid to claim for injuries he says were caused by his rescuers following an accident;

  • opposition by the Health Funders Association to the removal of medical scheme tax credits;

  • the Proposed Amendments to the Ethical Rules of Conduct for Practitioners in terms of the Health Professions Act 56 of 1974 published in the Government Gazette.

The following journal articles have also been included:

Energy Law Alert: 23 November 2023

Yesterday’s edition includes information on topics such as:

The following case dealing with the removal of a director of the South African Women in Mining Association is also included:

For questions or comments, email us:

Stay Informed. Stay Ahead. Stay Legal.

Published: 24 November 2023


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