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Workplace: Landmark vaccination ruling backs employer

Workplace: Landmark vaccination ruling backs employer

News of this week’s landmark CCMA ruling that the dismissal of an employee for refusing to be vaccinated against Covid-19 was fair has upped the stakes on workplace vaccination policies. The commission ruled that she could be dismissed because she had ‘refused to...

HOW EASY IS IT TO HAVE A TRUSTEE REMOVED?

HOW EASY IS IT TO HAVE A TRUSTEE REMOVED?

The removal of trustees will always be a delicate matter, especially in terms of a testamentary trust where the testator or testatrix handpicked the trustee(s). It was held in the Gowar v Gowar case of 2016 that the Court’s power to remove a trustee must be exercised...

Commissioning of oaths in the 21st century

Commissioning of oaths in the 21st century

In the recent High Court judgment of Knuttel NO and Others v Shana and Others (GJ) (unreported case no 38683/2020, 27-8-2021) (Katzew AJ), the court had to decide whether the rules related to the commissioning of affidavits could be relaxed in certain circumstances....

Court rules for mother, child in emigration battle

Court rules for mother, child in emigration battle

Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) Judge Fiona Dippenaar has considered the better quality of life and opportunities in a foreign country in her decision to rule against a father who sought to scupper his five-year-old daughter’s imminent emigration with her mother....

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