Joubert SC, Francois

Francois Joubert SC

  • Tel: 021 422 5477
  • Cell: 083 379 6289
  • Fax: 021 424 2140 
  • Practising as senior counsel: 25 years 9 months
  • Total time in practice as counsel: 37 years 11 months
  • Letters Patent: 22 September 1993
  • Obtained chambers at a recognised bar: 6 July 1981
  • Admission as an advocate: 18 March 1980
  • Practice: • Commercial law, in particular company, banking, property, and insurance. • Administrative law and reviews. • Environmental law, and in particular coastal development and mine closures and rehabilitation. • Intellectual property law. • Local and international arbitrations and enquiries. • Admitted to practice in Zimbabwe, Namibia, Swaziland and Botswana. • Fellow of the Association of Arbitrators of South Africa. Supreme Court of Appeal: • Gaffoor NO and Another v Vangates Investments (Pty) Ltd and Others 2012 (4) SA 281 (SCA); [2012] 2 All SA 499 (SCA) • Minister of Safety and Security and others v Mohamed and another [2012] 1 All SA 35 (SCA); 2012 (1) SACR 321 (SCA) • Botha v Coetzee & others [2010] JOL 25646 (SCA) • Joint Stock Company Varvarinskoye v Absa Bank Ltd and others 2008 (4) SA 287 (SCA); [2008] 3 All SA 130 (SCA) • North West Provincial Government and another v Tswaing Consulting CC and others 2007 (4) SA 452 (SCA) • Hirschowitz Flionis v Bartlett and another 2006 (3) SA 575 (SCA) • Premier, Gautengse Provinsiale Regering v Myburgh [2004] 2 All SA 349 (SCA) • De Klerk v Absa Bank Ltd and others 2003 (4) SA 315 (SCA) • Standard Bank of SA Ltd v Harris and another NNO (J a Du Toit Inc Intervening) 2003 (2) SA 23 (SCA) • Sasol Synthetic Fuels (Pty) Ltd and others v Lambert and others 2002 (2) SA 21 (SCA) • Cape Metropolitan Council v Metro Inspection Services (Western Cape) CC and others2001 (3) SA 1013 (SCA) • First National Bank of Southern Africa Ltd v Perry NO and others 2001 (3) SA 960 (SCA) • Salviati & Santori (Pty) Ltd v Primesite Outdoor Advertising (Pty) Ltd 2001 (3) SA 766 (SCA) & [2001] 3 All SA 172 (A) • NBS Boland Bank Ltd v One Berg River Drive CC and others; Deeb and another v Absa Bank Ltd; Friedman v Standard Bank of SA Ltd 1999 (4) SA 928 (SCA) • Absa Bank Ltd v Standard Bank of SA Ltd 1998 (1) SA 242 (SCA) & [1997] 4 All SA 673 (A) • Absa Insurance Brokers (Pty) Ltd v Luttig and another NNO 1997 (4) SA 229 (SCA) & [1997] 3 All SA 267 (A) • Durr v Absa Bank Ltd and another 1997 (3) SA 448 (SCA) • Desai NO v Desai and others 1996 (1) SA 141 (A) • Lever v Purdy 1993 (3) SA 17 (A) Constitutional Court: • Kaunda and others v President of The Republic of South Africa and others 2005 (4) SA 235 (CC) • Mohlomi v Minister of Defence 1997 (1) SA 124 (CC) High Court: • Trustees for the Time Being of the Bermack Trust ( NO IT 1730/1996) and Another v Patel N.O and Another (9282/2014) [2014] ZAWCHC 105 • De Bruyn v Conradie & Others (18679/11 and 4455/14) [2014] ZAWCHC • Dippenaar N.O. and Others v Business Venture Investments No 134 (Pty) Ltd and Another [2014] 2 All SA 162 (WCC) (5 February 2014) • Antares International Ltd and Another v Louw Coetzee & Malan Incorporated and Another (11529/11) 2014 (1) SA 172 (WCC) • Trustees for the Time Being of the Riboville Property Trust v Seick Properties (Pty) Lts and Another (21392/10) [2012] ZAWCHC • Seidel v Lipschitz NO and Others (24960/11) [2013] ZAWCHC 158 • Absa Bank Ltd v Erf 1252 Marine Drive (Pty) Ltd and Another (23255/2010) [2012] ZAWCHC 43 • Investec Bank Ltd v Louw and Another, Investec Bank Ltd v Louw and Another, Investec Bank Ltd v Louw and Another, Louw and Others v Minister of Trade and Industry and Others (21145/2011, 21143/2011,21144/2011) [2012] ZAWCHC 170 • Firstrand Bank Ltd v Van der Westhuizen and Others (11435/2012) [2012] ZAWCHC 172 • Wesbank, a Division of Firstrand Ltd v Papier (National Credit Regulator as Amicus Curiae) 2011 (2) SA 395 (WCC) • Minister of Safety and Security and others v Mohamed and another [2010] 4 All SA 521 (WCC) • Serrurier and another v Korzia and another 2010 (3) SA 166 (W) • Loghdey v Advanced Parking Solutions CC & others 2009 (5) SA 595 (C) • Minister of Water Affairs and Forestry v Stilfontein Gold Mining Co Ltd and others 2006 (5) SA 333 (W) • Hirschowitz Flionis v Bartlett and another 2006 (3) SA 575 (SCA) • Harmony Gold Mining Co Ltd v Regional Director, Free State Department of Water Affairs and Forestry and others [2006] 4 All SA 366 (W) • Metro Inspection Services Close Corporation & others v Erasmus & others [2006] JOL 17318 (T) • First Base Construction CC v Ukhahlamba District Municipality & others [2006] JOL 16724 (E) • Bartlett and another v Hirschowitz Flionis [2005] 2 All SA 567 (W) • Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd v Regional Director, Free State Department of Water Affairs & Forestry & others [2004] JOL 16740 (W) • Kaunda and others v President of RSA and others 2004 (10) BCLR 1108 (T) & 2004 (5) SA 191 (T) • Rosebank Mall (Pty) Ltd and another v Cradock Heights (Pty) Ltd 2004 (2) SA 353 (W) & [2003] 4 All SA 471 (W) • Road Accident Fund and another v Mouton and others 2003 (5) SA 212 (W) • Smit & Maritz Attorneys and another v Lourens NO and others 2002 (1) SACR 152 (W) • Sasol Synthetic Fuels (Pty) Ltd and others v Lambert and others 2002 (2) SA 21 (SCA) & 2002 (1) SACR 152 (W) • Xenopoulos and another v Standard Bank of SA Ltd and another 2001 (3) SA 498 (W) • Dorbyl Vehicle Trading & Finance Company (Pty) Ltd v Northern Cape Tour & Charter Service CC [2001] 1 All SA 118 (NC) • 1166 Roodekrans CC and others v Nedcor Bank Ltd [2001] 2 All SA 666 (W) • Xenopoulos and another v Standard Bank of South Africa Ltd and another [2000] 2 All SA 389 (W) & [2000] 2 All SA 494 (W) • Martin NO v Road Accident Fund 2000 (2) SA 1023 (W) • Metro Inspection Services (Western Cape) CC and others v Cape Metropolitan Council[1999] 1 All SA 115 (C) • NBS Boland Bank v One Berg River Drive and others Deeb and another v Absa Bank Ltd Friedman v Standard Bank of South Africa Ltd [1999] 4 All SA 183 (A) & 1998 (3) SA 765 (W) & [1998] 3 All SA 276 (W) • Primesite Outdoor Advertising (Pty) Ltd v Salviati & Santori (Pty) Ltd 1999 (1) SA 868 (W) • David Hersch Organisation (Pty) Ltd and another v Absa Insurance Brokers (Pty) Ltd1998 (4) SA 783 (T) • NBS Bank Bpk v Dirma Bk En ?n ander 1998 (1) SA 556 (T) • Clark v I&P Project CC [1998] JOL 1965 (W) • Fedgas (Pty) Ltd v Rack-Rite Bop (Pty) Ltd [1997] JOL 1371 (B) • Sweeco (Pty) Limited and others v Max Erdmann CC T/A Rema Tools and others[1997] 4 All SA 344 (W) • Standard Bank of SA Ltd v Absa Bank Ltd and another [1995] 1 All SA 535 (T) • Secfin Bank Ltd v Mercantile Bank Ltd and others 1993 (2) SA 34 (W) & [1993] 3 All SA 833 (W) • Ex Parte Tangent Sheeting (Pty) Ltd 1993 (3) SA 488 (W) & [1993] 4 All SA 422 (W) • Purdy v Lever 1991 (3) SA 431 (T) & [1991] 4 All SA 636 (T) • Randbond Investments (Pty) Ltd v Fps (Northern Region) (Pty) Ltd 1992 (2) SA 608 (W) • Moekoena v President Insurance Co Ltd 1990 (2) SA 112 (W) • Parbhoo NO v Spilg 1990 (2) SA 398 (W) & [1990] 3 All SA 622 (W) • United Building Society Ltd and another NO v Du Plessis 1990 (3) SA 75 (W) & [1990] 3 All SA 698 (W) • Potgieter v Sustein (Edms) Bpk [1990] 1 All SA 226 (T) & 1990 (2) SA 15 (T) • Elektrisiteitsvoorsieningskommissie v Fourie En Andere 1988 (2) SA 627 (T) & [1988] 3 All SA 100 (T) • Acar v Pierce and Other Like Applications 1986 (2) SA 827 (W) & [1986] 3 All SA 215 (W) Zimbabwean Matters: • S v Kuiper 2000 (1) ZLR 113 (SC) • S v Hunzvi 2000 (1) ZLR 540 (SC) Selected Judgments handed down: • Jäck v Du Plessis [2009] JOL 24391 (WCC) • National Director of Public Prosecutions v Braun and Another 2009 (6) SA 501 (WCC) & 2009 (2) SACR 390 (WCC) • Western Province Laundry Consulting Services CC v Groote Schuur Hospital and Others (19335/2008) [2009] ZAWCHC 48 • S v Davids (A481/2007) [2008] ZAWCHC 151 • Mkwana v S (A151/2010) [2010] ZAWCHC 158 • S v Oppel (A418/2007) [2008] ZAWCHC 141 • Van Eeden and Others v Basson Attorneys (A594/07) [2008] ZAWCHC 126 • Transport & General Workers v Kempton City Syndicate (2001) 22 ILJ 104 (W) • Regent Insurance Company Ltd v Maseko [2000] 3 All SA 82 (W) 

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