Author Archive | Tania Broughton of GroundUp


Mom entitled to take ex-husband’s RA money for maintenance, says judge

A mother whose ex-husband owed her maintenance payments for their children was legally entitled to withdraw funds from his pension without giving him notice. This is the upshot of a ruling by Johannesburg High Court Judge Tina Siwendu, who was hearing an urgent application by the man. He sought an order that the mother of […]

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Telkom has frozen an employee’s pension. Here’s why a judge has allowed it.

Telkom has succeeded in “freezing” a pension pay-out to a former employee it is suing for over R200 million. In a civil trial, Telkom alleges Andrew Johannes Jacobs sold information to its competitors. He resigned in October 2012, ahead of an internal disciplinary hearing. Jacobs applied to the Pretoria High Court to have his pension […]

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CCMA upholds yet another ‘anti-vaxxer’ dismissal

The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has ruled that the dismissal of an “anti-vaxxer” was fair but in the same breath found the employer to be at fault for sending him a “do or leave” Whatsapp message, without proper consultation. This was in contravention of the Covid-19 directives issued by the Minister of […]

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