Without Prejudice - Volume 7, Issue 8, 2007
Volume 7, Issue 8, 2007
Author Christo ReedersSource: Without Prejudice 7, pp 36 –37 (2007)More Less
Source: Without Prejudice 7, pp 44 –45 (2007)More Less
The plaintiff claims for the loss of his baggage. He says he lost baggage with contents worth R200 000. The damages issue has been separated and I have yet to find out what it was. Someone must have known what was in the luggage because it was removed from the baggage section at the back of a train carriage in the course of a journey from Soweto to Johannesburg. The plaintiff bases his claim on Rail Commuters Action Group v Transnet Limited t/a Metrorail 2005 (4) BCLR 301 CC.
Source: Without Prejudice 7, pp 53 –54 (2007)More Less
Parties involved in agreements for the purchase and sale of property are regularly faced with failures by the other side to perform. This normally results in the aggrieved party sending a notice to the other placing the latter in breach. Ordinarily, this notice calls upon the other party to remedy the breach within a contractually stipulated time period. The recent Appeal Court in Cohen v Lench highlights the importance of providing this notice.
Author Vaughn WilliamsSource: Without Prejudice 7, pp 54 –55 (2007)More Less
My nightmare began about three weeks ago, when I heard a faint whining sound coming from my car's engine compartment. As I eased the big Mercedes-Benz C32 AMG into the garage, the noise was exacerbated by the close confines of the walls. Leaving the engine running, I popped the hood and peered into the mass of plastic and aluminium.
Author Connie RobertsonSource: Without Prejudice 7, pp 55 –57 (2007)More Less
Browsing through a family album dating back to the middle of the last century, I came across a photo of our family leaning over the rail of a Union Castle line, the Edinburgh Caste, en route to Durban, via East London and back to Port Elizabeth. More trips followed on the famous Pretoria Castle, Windsor Castle, to name but a few and then all that faded into oblivion until we became familiar with a new concept - "cruising," vastly different from just "sailing" in the fifties: now frightfully fashionable, luxurious, and perfect for those who hate living out of suitcases.
Author Jane StrachanSource: Without Prejudice 7 (2007)More Less
I must start by admitting that two things put me off David Dison's book before I even starting reading it. The first was the endorsement (by Rian Malan) on the cover, suggesting that this book was "... in the great tradition of Jeffrey Archer". Jeffrey Archer? I can't stand the man.
The other was the setting of the novel in contemporary South Africa, with the apartheid background and inevitable disillusioned white person who comes to accept the realities of a transforming society. It's all just a bit too real for my liking: I prefer my popular literary drama to be about deranged serial killers in far-off places.
Author Michael AverySource: Without Prejudice 7 (2007)More Less
Spiralling medical costs have brought the private healthcare industry (private hospitals and medical schemes) under sharp public scrutiny recently. Beleaguered Health Minister, Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, ominously hinted that government might have to intervene after leaving the private players to their own devices for too long without results.
Source: Without Prejudice 7 (2007)More Less
The judgement handed down by Revelas AJ in the matter of Catering Pleasure and Foods Workers Union v National Brands Limited (JS 792/04) illustrates how issues of a procedural and substantive nature are to be dealt with between the Labour Court and the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA), in relation to s189A.