Erratum In the last e-periodical (May 2020) of Arbitrarily Speaking, the Zamani[1] case was twice erroneously referred to as a judgment of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA).  It was in fact a judgment of the High Court of South Africa (Gauteng Local Division, Johannesburg).

This regular column features interesting and informative case reports and judgments. We invite you to add to our growing collection of case reports but, for now, we’re pleased to share with you the Capic case analysis.

Capic case analysis – Judgment of the Federal Court of Australia
Capic v Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited (Adjournment) [2020] FCA 486

The background
Although this case was heard by the Federal Court of Australia in April 2020, it has specific relevance in these extraordinary times. The respondent requested an adjournment based on, inter alia, the realistic limits of technology. In its judgment, the court provided interesting and useful insights for application in arbitration.

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[1] Zamani Marketing and Management Consultants Proprietary Limited and Another v HCI Invest 15 Holdco Proprietary Limited and Others (32026/2019) [2020] ZAGPJH 5.