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Is cancellation of a written contract by e-mail valid?

Written by: Thinus Jacobsz In the case of Spring Forest Trading v Wilberry (Pty) Ltd ( 725/13) ZASCA 178 the appeal court ruled that e-mails exchanged between parties to a valid contract can constitute a written agreement for cancellation of the contract. The contract...

OHS Liability: Employer or Employee

Who will be liable if an employee injures a third party while using a company vehicle? Written by: Gerrit Augustyn The Scenario Mr A is an employee of Company X that does consulting work all over South Africa on environmental issues. Mr A, stationed in Pretoria, is...

Why the need for OHS Legal Services?

COMPENSATION COMMISSIONER STATISTICS During the 2010/2011 financial year the compensation commissioner paid out claims to the value of R2.7 billion. The commissioner currently has a back-log of 200 000 claims due to the high volumes of claims submitted by employees...