Court name
Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa
Case number
296 of 2020
226 of 2021
Case name
MultiChoice Support Services (Pty) Ltd v Calvin Electronics t/a Batavia Trading and Another
Media neutral citation
[2021] ZASCA 143
Case summary:

Law of contract – cancellation in terms of provisions of contract – contracting party applying for interdict to stop cancellation pending judicial review of decision to cancel – interdict granted – cancellation of contract not reviewable – does not involve control of public power – not administrative action – neither reviewable under principle of legality – interdict legally unsustainable – contempt of court – order based on legally unsustainable interdict – fatally defective – requisites for contempt in any event not met – execution of contempt order granted in terms of s 18 of Superior Co

Mbha JA
Schippers JA
Potterill AJA
Phatshoane AJA