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Legal updates: week of 27-31 May 2024

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Attorney Alert: 27 May 2024

This week's edition features references to the following Constitutional Court decisions:


A reference to a report by the South African Institution of Race Relations, entitled The day after the night before: Governance implications of a gridlocked Parliament (May 2024) is also included.


Two draft Bills were gazetted for comments, namely the Local Government: Municipal Structures Amendment Bill (GenN2506 GG 50682 p3 21May2024) and National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Bill (GN4887 GG 50706 p3 24May2024).


The Upgrading of Land Tenure Rights Amendment Act 6 of 2021 will come into effect on 1 June 2024 (GN4884 GG 50703 p3 24May2024). Regulations relating to the Conversion of Land Tenure Rights (GN4886 GG 50705 p3 24May2024) were also published.

For more highlights from May, click here.


Employment and Labour Law Alert: 27 May 2024

This week's edition contains information on the Constitutional Court judgment in Regenesys Management (Pty) Ltd t/a Regenesys v Ilunga and Others (CCT 220/22) [2024] ZACC 8 (21 May 2024) regarding Labour Court jurisdiction to adjudicate procedural fairness disputes in large-scale retrenchments.


A reference to the following Labour Appeal Court judgment is included:


Also included are references to the following Labour Court judgments on dismissals:

For more highlights from May, click here.


Insurance Law Alert: 28 May 2024

Tuesday's edition features the latest news and commentary on the NHI Act which was gazetted last week.


References to the following journal articles are included:

  • Emmett, Reo. Life insurance policies and the joint estate: Has the court always got it right? – 2024 39(1) Insurance and Tax Journal

  • Matasane, Matsietso Agnes. Appraising the regulatory framework of the new South African Deposit Insurance System. – 2024 (57) De Jure Law Journal p24


Also included is a reference to the following High Court judgment dealing with a Road Accident Fund claim:


Health Law Alert: 30 May 2024

The latest edition features the latest news and commentary on the NHI Act which was gazetted last week.


References to journal articles from the most recent editions of African Disability Rights Yearbook and Pretoria Student Law Review are included, such as:

  • Holness, Willene. Adapting prevention and early intervention measures and parenting capacity assessments in neglect cases involving parents with intellectual disabilities in South African children’s courts. – 2023 (11) African Disability Rights Yearbook p32

  • O’Mahony, Megan Rosie. Respecting patient autonomy: Unfortunate verdict but sound precedent: Evans v United Kingdom app no 6339/05, (European Court of Human Rights, 10 April 2007). – 2023 (17) Pretoria Student Law Review p58


Also included are references to the following High Court judgments:


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Date posted: 31 May 2024


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