The enforcement of foreign judgements in South Africa

Africa Update

South Africa is not party to any treaty regarding the reciprocal enforcement of foreign commercial judgments, as opposed to foreign arbitral awards (it is party to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards).  South African courts will however enforce a foreign judgment if certain common law requirements are met- […]

Football fixture lists are subject to copyright protection in South Africa

Africa Update

In a recent landmark judgment the High Court of South Africa, Gauteng Local Division, Johannesburg declared that the fixture lists compiled by the Premier Soccer League (PSL) for its annual and weekly fixtures are subject to copyright protection as afforded by the South African Copyright Act. The defendants, Gidani (Proprietary) Limited, South Africa’s licensed national lottery […]