Turnbull-Jackson v Hibiscus Coast Municipality and Others

 Case No.  Lower Court Judgments  Hearing Date
 CCT 104/13 KwaZulu-Natal High Court, 26 Sep. 2012 
4 Feb. 2014

By Michael Dafel on 27 January 2014

This matter arises out of a decision of the Hibiscus Coast Municipality to approve building plans submitted by Pearl Star Investments who seeks to develop their property for commercial gain.  Adjacent to the developer’s property is Mr Turnbull-Jackson’s property.  Mr Turnbull-Jackson is aggrieved by the approval of the building plans as he alleges that the building will cut off his ocean view causing his property value to decrease.

Mr Turnbull-Jackson sought to have the approved building plans set aside in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on various grounds.  The application was unsuccessful, and the Supreme Court of Appeal refused leave to appeal. Continue reading

J v The State

 Case No.  Lower Court Judgments  Hearing Date
 CCT 114/13  Western Cape High Court, 21 Aug. 2013 6 Feb. 2014

By Duncan Wild on 3 January 2013 The case involves a confirmation of a finding by the Western Cape Division of the High Court of South Africa, Cape Town (“Cape Town High Court“) that section 50(2) of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act 32 of 2007 (“Sexual Offences Act“) was unconstitutional.  The section provides that the details of a person convicted of a sexual offence under the Sexual Offences Act must be entered into the National Register of Sexual Offenders (“Register“). Continue reading