December 2014 (6) South African Law Reports (pp 315 - 625);  4 All South Africa Law Reports November no 1 (pp 279 - 410); and no 2 (pp 411 - 537); 2014 (10) Butterworths Constitutional Law Reports - October (pp 1137 - 1264) and (11) November (pp 1265 - 1395)
In Spring Forest Trading 599 CC v Wilberry (Pty) Ltd t/a Ecowash and Another (SCA) (unreported case no 725/13, 21-11-2014) (Cachalia JA) the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) ruled that a contract between two Durban businesses was lawfully cancelled through e-mails they sent each other. The judgment has set a precedent in the validity of the cancellation of a written agreement via e-mail.
In 1748 that Baron de Montesquieu published 'De L'Esprit des Lois' (the Spirit of the Laws) in which he proposed the doctrine of the trias politica or separation of powers between the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government. This work would have a profound influence on the constitutional development of countries such as the United States and South Africa post 1994.
This is an appeal which was heard in the North Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, on the 23 October 2014. Teffo J had granted an order in favour of the respondent (the applicant in the court a quo), that there was a valid customary marriage between her and the deceased (the son of the appellant, the third respondent in the court a quo). She also ordered that the marriage be registered, and that the Registrar of Marriages in the Department of Home Affairs issue a certificate to that effect.