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Legal Implications: The Vodacom Please Call Me Constitutional Court judgment

Legal Implications: The Vodacom Please Call Me Constitutional Court judgment

On 26 April 2016 the Constitutional Court handed down its judgement in the matter of Kenneth Nkosana Makate v Vodacom (Pty) Ltd. For purposes of this article the emphasis will be placed on three of the pertinent issues raised in the judgment and the consequences thereof...
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Arbitration clause: Does a court lose its jurisdiction?

Arbitration clause: Does a court lose its jurisdiction?

The mere fact that an arbitration clause provides for mandatory arbitration does not bar a civil suit being instituted in the High Court. In this regard, in Parekh v Shah Jehan Cinemas (Pty) Ltd and Others 1980 (1) SA 301 (D) the court noted that an arbitration agreement does not...
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The ante-nuptial contract

The Ante-nuptial Contract

During the excitement of your impending wedding it is easy to forget about the ante-nuptial contract. It is however vitally important that you and your future spouse discuss the matrimonial property regime best suited to your financial needs from the date that you are married...
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Oscar Pistorius – Denied leave to appeal to Constitutional court

Oscar Pistorius – Denied leave to appeal to Constitutional court

The former Paralympian hero has failed in his final attempt to take his case on appeal to the Constitutional Court. The Constitutional Court refused to grant Oscar Pistorius leave to appeal the decision of the Supreme Court of Appeal to convert his conviction of culpable homicide...
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