W W COETZEE (B.IURIS, LLB)


 We strive to provide extensive professional legal services to our clients’ and take pride in the fact that we not only deliver the highest standards of professional service, irrespective of the size or nature of the client; but also ensure a quick resolution of matters on hand.

With our wide base of skills and experience, coupled with effective, appropriate and efficient advice and services, we ensure that both individual and corporate clients are treated professionally and compassionately.   


We are a powerful team of independent-minded individuals who make it our mission to fully comprehend the issues at stake and to have a total understanding of our clients’ needs. We represent our clients’ interests across a broad spectrum of industries in both civil and criminal matters, in the public and private sector.

We deal with several prominent clients and do so with confidence and with integrity

Geyser & Coetzee Attorneys 

    

TRANSNET PENSIONERS UPDATE 12 FEBRUARY 2017 

Following the Chief Justice ruling dismissing the Pensioners’ application for special leave to appeal, on the advice of our lead Senior Counsel we have applied to the Chief Justice to reconsider his ruling based on the importance of this matter to the Pensioners and to the administration of justice in general.

Transnet and the Pension Funds have filed affidavits in opposition to our application to which affidavits we have to reply on or before 27 February 2017.


These timeframes are all prescribed by the Supreme Court of Appeal Rules.Our legal team is currently busy with this reply and it will be filed timeously.


As soon as we receive the new ruling by the Chief Justice we will update this site and will then set out the way forward. Please note that there is no fixed time within which the ruling have to be handed down.


The legal team remains dedicated to the cause and will continue to protect and serve the interests of the Pensioners in a skillful and professional manner.

TRANSNET PENSIONERS UPDATE 13 DECEMBER 2016 

Following the Chief Justice ruling dismissing the Pensioners’ application for special leave to appeal, on the advice of our lead Senior Counsel we have applied to the Chief Justice to reconsider his ruling based on the importance of this matter to the Pensioners and to the administration of justice in general.

Transnet and the Pension Funds have filed affidavits in opposition to our application to which affidavits we have to reply on or before 27 February 2017.

These timeframes are all prescribed in the Supreme Court of Appeal Rules.

Our legal team is currently busy with this reply and it will be filed timeously.

As soon as we receive the new ruling by the Chief Justice we will update this site and will then set out the way forward. Please note that there is no fixed time within which the ruling have to be handed down.

The legal team remains dedicated to the cause and will continue to protect and serve the interests of the Pensioners on a skilful and professional manner.

TRANSNET PENSIONERS UPDATE 13 DECEMBER 2016 

After due consideration of the situation, it was decided that it would be in the interest of the pensioners to approach the Chief Justice once more for reconsideration of our application for special leave to appeal against the ruling on the exception.

On 12 December 2016, we filed an application on behalf of the Applicants in terms of section 17 (2)(f) of the Superior Courts Act for reconsideration of special leave to appeal due to special circumstances.

TRANSNET PENSIONERS  UPDATE 25 NOVEMBER 


The Chief Justice had made a ruling dismissing the Pensioners’ application for special leave to appeal as well as the counter application by Transnet and the two Pension Funds.

The effect of this ruling is that the Particulars of Claim filed on behalf of the Pensioners will now have to be amended in relation to the promise by the then Minister of Transport and the allegation of the unfair labour practice.

These amendments will have no bearing on the actual claim by the Pensioners for pension increases that keeps track with the expected inflation growth.

The ruling by the Chief Justice will speed up the finalisation of this matter and Transnet and the Funds will have to submit their answer to the claims shortly after the amendment to the Particulars of Claim.

It has come to our attention that persons, who has no insight or knowledge of the process and the progress in this matter are spreading rumours that the case has been lost. This is, not only incorrect, but done with spurious motive.  We urge the Pensioners to remain positive and to follow our updates as and when there happens something of importance in this case.

The legal team remains dedicated to the cause and will continue to protect and serve the interests of the Pensioners on a skilful and professional manner.

This site will be updated as soon as new developments take place. 

TRANSNET PENSIONERS UPDATE 8 NOVEMBER 2016 


All the required documentation in the application for Special Leave to Appeal has now been submitted to the Chief Justice and we await a decision whether or not the Pensioners will be allowed to appeal the ruling by the Honourable Justice Legodi in relation to the exceptions raised by Transnet and the two Pension Funds. There is NO prescribed time for the judgement and we have to wait.

Should the decision be favourable to the Pensioners’ case the appeal will be argued in the Supreme Court of Appeal, Bloemfontein, where after, if we are successful Transnet and the Pension Funds will have to file their answer to the claims by the Pensioners in the form of a Plea.

It is understandable that the Pensioners are uneasy with the drawn-out legal process, but there are no shortcuts in our legal system and processes and time frames are prescribed in the legislation.

We are still very positive that there will be a favourable outcome for the Pensioners and you understanding and support in the process are dearly appreciated.This site will be updated as soon as new developments take place. 

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