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Legislative updates: 10-14 June 2024

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Attorney Alert: 10 June 2024

This week’s edition features the following recently gazetted new legislation:


Also included are references to the Block Exemption Regulations for Small, Micro- and Medium-Sized Businesses, 2024 (RGN2538 GG 50746 p3 3Jun2024) and draft Vertical Restraints Regulations (RGN2539 GG 50746 p12 3Jun2024) in terms of the Competition Act 89 of 1998.


Other content includes several judgments from the High Courts, Labour Appeal Court and Supreme Court of Appeal as well as journal articles such as:  

  • Ndebele, Nozipho. Broken promises: The courts’ approach to a breach of promise to marry. – 2024 Jun De Rebus p22

  • Valetta, Nina. Modernisation of land records in South Africa – A look at the Deeds Registries Amendment Bill. – 2024 Jun De Rebus p13

Read May highlights here.


Employment and Labour Law Alert: 10 June 2024

This week’s edition features the following Labour Appeal Court judgment:


The following Labour Court judgments are also included:


Also featured are articles from the latest issue of De Rebus, including:

  • Ndzoyiya, Zuko. Should menopause be considered as disability in terms of the Employment Equity Act? – 2024 Jun De Rebus p11

For more highlights from May, click here.


Insurance Law Alert: 11 June 2024

This week’s edition features the following Supreme Court of Appeal judgment regarding a performance guarantee:


The following Financial Services Tribunal decision is also included:

Read May highlights here.


Health Law Alert: 12 June 2024

This week’s edition features media commentary regarding pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson’s $700 million settlement of baby powder asbestos claims; and an outbreak of rabies in Cape fur seals along the Cape Peninsula.


The following journal article is included:

  • Sihlahla, Irvine et al. Legal and ethical principles governing the use of artificial intelligence in radiology services in South Africa. – 2023 Developing World Bioethics


Regulations on Irritant-Induced Asthma for the Compensation Fund made by the Minister under the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 130 of 1993 were published in the Government Gazette.


Read May highlights here.


Energy Law Alert: 13 June 2024

Yesterday's edition features the latest news and commentary regarding Karpowership generating licences; load shedding and load reduction; and electricity tariff increases.


Also included is the following High Court judgment dealing with an application for a declaratory order that the applicant’s smelting operations do not constitute a “mine” as defined in s 102 of the Mine Health and Safety Act 29 of 1996.

Read May highlights here.


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Date posted: 14 June 2024



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