When is a post on Facebook defamatory?

In the 2012 case of H v W, heard in The Johannesburg High Court, Judge Willis had to determine if this post on Facebook was defamatory and, if so, entitled the applicant to an order interdicting and restraining the respondent from posting any information pertaining to the applicant on Facebook or any other social media,… Continue Reading

Why Attend Our Next Labour Law Seminar?

Why Attend Our Next Labour Law Seminar?

Labour law in South Africa can be a complicated matter for business owners and administrators, with many employers facing issues with employment law that seem nearly impossible to circumvent. As an important issue not just for businesses but South African society as a whole, employers can stand to maintain better relations with both their employees… Continue Reading

What is defamation?

Defamation occurs If someone unlawfully and intentionally publishes a defamatory statement concerning you that lowers your good name and reputation in the eyes of the community. You may be able to sue someone in court to compensate you for injured feelings and for the hurt to your dignity and reputation that you suffered by what… Continue Reading

Boilerplate arbitration clauses

Does your clause cover what you want it to cover? In the case of North East Finance (Pty) Ltd vs Standard Bank of South Africa Ltd 2013 (5) SA 1(SCA) the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) made it clear that where an agreement has been brought about under fraudulent circumstances, and is therefore invalid, a… Continue Reading

Damages for dog bites

Can I sue my neighbour for damages if his dogs attack me outside his property? The matter was heard in Du Preez v Kingsley [2015] JOL 33595 (FB) Facts: Whilst cycling on a suburban road, the plaintiff encountered two dogs which exited their property and one of them bit him. The dogs had managed to get out of… Continue Reading

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