The Commission for Gender Equality has recommended the enforcement of gender quotas to achieve gender parity on the bench. The reasons for the dwindling numbers of females in the profession is ascribed to sexual harassment, entrenched racism and patriarchy. Women currently make up 35% of our judiciary.
The latest SCA case on traditional leadership reflects the bastardisation of what is fondly referred to as custom: a dispute over traditional leadership succession was referred back to the Premier of Limpopo; a political appointee.
What is the validity and legal effect, in a contractual setting, of a tender to pay in lieu of actual payment? The court found that a tender to pay was not equivalent to actual payment; speaks for itself doesn’t it?
A spat between the PSA and SARS over the grading of employees led to an application in terms of section 12 (2) of the Arbitration Act. Labour lawyers might find this interesting.