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Hanjin fallout: end of protective writs in South Africa?

South Africa - September 27 2017 Following the collapse of Hanjin Shipping in August 2016, certain creditors undertook an extensive exercise of issuing protective writs in the various

Court recognises territory of Western Sahara's prima facie right in cargo dispute

South Africa - June 28 2017 On May 1 2017 the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) and the Polisario Front successfully applied to the Eastern Cape Local Division of the High

Social media in Africa

Africa, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa - March 19 2014 When considering social media use throughout Africa, it is clear that there is a need for stricter laws to be put in place and that more needs to be

Clarification of the Turquand Rule when Contracting with an Individual Director: One Stop Financial Services (Pty) Ltd v Neffensaan Ontwikkelings (Pty) Ltd and Another (2002814) 2015 ZAWCHC 89

South Africa - August 4 2015 In the recent High Court decision of One Stop Financial Services (Pty) Ltd v Neffensaan Ontwikkelings (Pty) Ltd and Another, the Court confirmed the

Physician assisted suicide in South Africa - the right to die in a dignified manner

South Africa - July 15 2015 On 30 April 2015, Judge Fabricius handed down judgment in the North Gauteng Division of the High Court in the matter of Stansham-Ford v the Minister

Hanjin fallout: end of protective writs in South Africa?

South Africa - September 27 2017 Following the collapse of Hanjin Shipping in August 2016, certain creditors undertook an extensive exercise of issuing protective writs in the various

Court recognises territory of Western Sahara's prima facie right in cargo dispute

South Africa - June 28 2017 On May 1 2017 the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) and the Polisario Front successfully applied to the Eastern Cape Local Division of the High

Draft Comprehensive Maritime Transport Policy open for public comment

South Africa - March 22 2017 The Department of Transport recently released the long-awaited draft Comprehensive Maritime Transport Policy (CMTP) for public consultation and

Pre-action security: advantages of South Africa in an uncertain market

South Africa - November 23 2016 The existing state of the shipping market has led to an environment characterised by low to moderate value maritime claims coupled with high legal

High Court upholds arbitration agreement in cargo handling services agreement

South Africa - September 14 2016 It is a general principle of South African law that the High Court's jurisdiction cannot be limited by a clause in a contract to refer disputes to