MISHECK MABEZA v SANDVIK MINING AND CONSTRUCTION (PRIVATE) LIMITED SC91/19

“It is therefore clear to the naked eye that he could not lodge a complaint with the labour officer alleging unfair dismissal. The labour officer would not have the jurisdiction to entertain any complaint from the appellant as what the Read the rest

NEC FOR THE COMMUNICATION AND ALLIED SERVICES INDUSTRY V NETONE CELLULAR (PRIVATE) LIMITED AND THE MINISTER OF LABOUR AND SOCIAL WELFARE (CCZ 17/19)

“In short, a person who alleges that his or her constitutional right has been infringed must rely on legislation enacted in order to protect that right. He may not rely on the underlying constitutional provisions directly when bringing an action Read the rest

PRESCRIPTION OF LABOUR DISPUTES: CASE LAW

The purpose of this article is to demonstrate the far-reaching consequences that are apparent went a matter has prescribed. A court will not have an opportunity to go into the merits of the matter. In most cases, the prescription is … Read the rest

The purpose of this article is to demonstrate the far-reaching consequences that are apparent went a matter has prescribed. A court will not have an opportunity to go into the merits of the matter. In most cases, the prescription is raised as a preliminary point (in limine) to the extent that an inquiry into the merits will not be warranted.

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British American Tobbaco Zimbabwe v Jonathan Chibaya SC 30 /19

“In casu, the handwriting expert, having relied on photocopies, was found to have consequently missed certain distinguishing features peculiar to the respondent’s signature. For that reason, the adjudicating authority ought to have found that such evidence was inadequate and thus Read the rest

Agricultural and Rural Development Authority (ARDA) v Francis Baureni and 18 0thers SC 12/19

“In the final analysis, I take the view that the legislature could not possibly have intended that the complex processes enjoined in the orderly and equitable implementation of s 12C should be concluded and finalized within the limited time frame … Read the rest...

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Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) Belgium v Vengai Nhopi & 11 Others SC 11/19

“The arbitrator and consequently the court a quo erred in finding that an employee can reasonably form a legitimate expectation for re-employment by the mere fact of being invited for an interview by a former employer. In addition, the contracts … Read the rest...

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Emmanuel Masvikeni v National Blood Service Zimbabwe SC 28/19

“In our view, the appellant, by deliberately absenting himself without leave from the hearing, waived his right to challenge the conduct of the disciplinary proceedings. He had the option, which he did not exercise, of seeking a postponement since he … Read the rest...

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IMATU & Others v Rustenburg Transitional Council (2000) 21 ILJ 377 (LC)

“The senior employee who becomes a union leader must, in consequence, tread carefully, especially in his handling of confidential information. It is not enough simply to keep the information secret; he must recuse himself from every discussion within the union … Read the rest...

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Kievits Kroon Country Estate (Pty) Ltd v Mmoledi and Others (2014) 35 ILJ 209 (SCA)

Introduction

Kievits Kroon Country Estate (Pty) Ltd v Mmoledi and Others is a case decided in the Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa. I think is relevant to the Zimbabwean Jurisdiction even though its binding effect in our jurisdiction … Read the rest

Introduction

Kievits Kroon Country Estate (Pty) Ltd v Mmoledi and Others is a case decided in the Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa. I think is relevant to the Zimbabwean Jurisdiction even though its binding effect in our jurisdiction … Read the rest

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