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What happens with liability of the insurer for the insolvent insured’s debt

“Whenever any person (hereinafter called the insurer) is obliged to indemnify another person (hereinafter called the insured) in respect of any liability incurred by the insured towards a third party, the latter shall, on the sequestration of the estate of the insured, be entitled to recover from the insurer the amount of the insured’s liability towards the third party but not exceeding the maximum amount for which the insurer has bound himself to indemnify the insured” – s156 of the Insolvency Act, No 24 of 1936 as amended (Act).

Why you shouldn't ignore the rights of labour tenants

In 1996, the legislature enacted the Land Reform (Labour Tenants) Act, No 3 of 1996 (Act). The objective of the Act was to protect all persons denied access to land as a result of past racially discriminative laws, and which persons had taken occupancy and enjoyed the use of land on farms upon which they were providing labour.

Employment law tips for the mining sector

The Constitutional Court (in the matter of Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) and Others v the Chamber of Mines of South Africa and Others1) has recently handed down an important judgment related to employment law. The judgment is likely to be of particular interest to the mining sector and companies who have multiple operations.


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