Without Prejudice - Volume 12, Issue 4, 2012
Volume 12, Issue 4, 2012
Source: Without Prejudice 12, pp 44 –46 (2012)More Less
Author Nemo JudexSource: Without Prejudice 12, pp 46 –47 (2012)More Less
Minister of Health v Minister of Finance
Foss-Harbottle J : In the 2012 budget the Treasury again increased the sin tax on alcoholic beverages including an 8% increase of the tax on unfortified wines. The Department of Health seeks an order requiring the Minister of Finance to exempt red wine from any tax because recent research states that the resveratrol in red wine has major health benefits and can delay the adverse effects of ageing. It has finally been revealed why my best judgements are written after lunch.
Source: Without Prejudice 12, pp 47 –49 (2012)More Less
Before it was abolished in 1988 (the court in Bank of Lisbon and South Africa v De Ornelas 1988 (3) 580 (A) held that the exceptio should never have been accepted as part of our law), a party to a contract could avoid contractual liability based on the bad faith (in other words the reprehensible or unconscionable conduct of the other party to the contract) by raising a specific defence, the exceptio doli generalis (exceptio doli).
Author Ghassan SadarSource: Without Prejudice 12, pp 54 –55 (2012)More Less
Author Simone MontySource: Without Prejudice 12, pp 57 –58 (2012)More Less
Author Lamis AdamSource: Without Prejudice 12, pp 58 –60 (2012)More Less
The Constitutional Court handed down judgement in the case of Maphango and Others v Aengus Lifestyle Properties (Pty) Ltd, which concerned a dispute between numerous tenants and their landlord on March 13 2012. The dispute arose due to the landlord's cancellation of the lease agreements.
Author Happy MasondoSource: Without Prejudice 12, pp 60 –62 (2012)More Less
The Revised Balanced Scenario (RBS) set out in the Integrated Resource Plan 2010 to 2030 (IRP2), states that, in addition to all existing and committed power plants, it is necessary for security of power supply in South Africa to include a nuclear fleet of 9,6 GW or 9 600 MW among other alternative forms of energy. According to Chris Yelland, "the final Policy Adjusted IRP2010 increased the new generation capacity build from 52 248MW proposed in the RBS to 56 359MW".
Author Margaret Catley-CarlsonSource: Without Prejudice 12, pp 65 –66 (2012)More Less
The 2nd South African Water, Energy and Food forum was held in Johannesburg on April 18 and 19. It was sponsored by heavyweight firms, Anglo American, Eskom, Exarro and Nedbank and was supported by the US Embassy and conceived and managed by the publishers, Gleason Publications, in partnership with Touchstone Resources.
This year the Forum central thesis was the Mega-Nexus, a term coined originally at the World Economic Forum, and which neatly encapsulates the overlapping relationship between these three elements so critical to the modern world.
The keynote speaker was Maggie Catley-Carlson, a former Canadian minister and diplomat, a holder of the Order of Canada, and one of the most respected contributors to high level debate among water scientists around the globe. The article which follows is her "report back" to various institutions and readers will note that she describes the South African initiative as being in the forefront of the international discussion.
Source: Without Prejudice 12 (2012)More Less
The April edition of without prejudice carried the Top Student feature that included some information on what the prospective candidate attorney needs to be prepared for while the May edition carries the feature Where are they now? which shows how often what is planned on day one is not necessarily the way things turn out.
Author Myrle VanderstraetenSource: Without Prejudice 12, pp 70 –74 (2012)More Less
The first Top Student Feature appeared in the April 2003 edition of without prejudice. The 10th anniversary of that first feature comes hot on the heels of the 10th birthday of the magazine itself in October last year.
When in 2008 we decided it would be interesting to find out what those first 16 top LLB students were doing five-years on it proved a much more difficult task than I had imagined to track down everyone. For a start at least half of the original group no longer had the same contact details. But, in the end, 15 of the 16 Top Students were found.
Author Eben Van WykSource: Without Prejudice 12 (2012)More Less
Wines from Franschoek are often underrated. Though this area is well known for its great culinary experiences and safari wearing tourists with open shoes and white socks (and legs), a number of the lesser known boutique wineries are waiting to be discovered by the wine drinking masses.
Author Dewaldt Van WykSource: Without Prejudice 12, pp 76 –77 (2012)More Less
Author David ReesSource: Without Prejudice 12, pp 77 –78 (2012)More Less