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Komape family wins case to eradicate pit toilets

The Limpopo High Court handed down judgment in favour of the Komape family on Friday, with an order compelling the state to provide, within 90 days, a detailed list of all schools in the province with pit toilets, along with plans to eradicate them, reports News24.

Actress' son sued over song targeting stepfather

The son of legendary Generations actress Sophie Ndaba, Lwandle, is facing a R500 000 defamation suit instituted by his stepfather, Max Lichaba, after the 21-year-old released a song accusing Lichaba of cheating and abusing Sophie, says a City Press report.

Police overturn judgment on damages award

Police have managed to overturn a judgment which would have seen them paying an Eastern Cape man hundreds of thousands of rands after he successfully proved he was unlawfully arrested and detained on a murder charge.

R15m claim brought against Vearey

Crime intelligence head in the Western Cape Major General Mzwandile Tiyo and senior Crime Intelligence officer Major-General Feroz Khan have brought legal charges against dismissed detective head Jeremy Vearey amounting to a combined R15m, reports the Mail & Guardian.

Ambulances, RAF impasse affects crash scenes

Injured motor vehicle accident victims are having to wait up to an hour for an ambulance as private ambulances are refusing to attend to crash scenes as their battle over non-payments with the Road Accident Fund (RAF) remain unresolved.

Department accused of negligence over baby's death

The family of a baby who died a day after she was born outside a clinic in Musina wants the Department of Health in Limpopo to pay for its alleged negligence, according to a report The Citizen.

Clients sue RAF to overturn 'unfair' directives

By placing obstacles which make it nearly impossible to lodge claims, the Road Accident Fund (RAF) is infringing on the constitutional rights of claimants.

Damages award setback for Koko in Slapp suit

Former Eskom CEO Matshela Koko, who said he was suing a 72-year-old teacher for defamation because ‘she needed a big klap’ has been ‘klapped’ himself by the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg), which has ordered that he pay the woman’s legal costs.

NPA decides against prosecuting DJs' rape accuser

The NPA has dismissed the case of crimen injuria opened by Thato ‘DJ Fresh’ Sikwane and DJ Themba ‘Euphonik’ Nkosi in April against an alleged rape victim known on Twitter as Nampree.

Police to pay damages to mistakenly shot man

A Soshanguve man’s Sunday morning outing with a friend to fetch his shoe which was being repaired ended with him being shot after he was mistaken by the police for a hijacker.

Man accused of false R7m claim against RAF

An Eastern Cape man has been arrested for allegedly falsely claiming R7m from the Road Accident Fund (RAF), according to TimesLIVE.

RAF overhaul plans outlined for MPs

Bringing the troubled RAF back to financial stability will require an urgent regulatory and operational overhaul, including the fast-tracking of claims and doing away with lump-sum payments to car-crash victims, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula told MPs yesterday, according to a Business Day report.

Policeman awarded R2m in RAF claim

The Road Accident Fund (RAF) has been ordered to pay a police officer R2m in damages and income loss, after a car crash left him confined to an office, doing administrative work, 17 years ago.

Minister taken aback by RAF-linked assets attachment

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula is furious about the surprise attachment of assets from the department's offices by the Sheriff of the Court, according to a News24 report.

Teacher jailed for false child rape claim gets R1.6m

A teacher who spent more than a year in custody after being falsely accused of raping a child has been awarded more than R1.6m in damages.

Mother takes hospital neglect ruling to ConCourt

A High Court ruling that found that there was no causal link between the Tembisa Hospital’s neglect of a mother in labour and her new-born’s brain damage is being challenged in the Constitutional Court.

Transgender woman wins damages for church gender test

A transgender woman who was subjected to a humiliating genital test by members of her church to check whether she was ‘a real woman’ has been awarded R600 000 in damages by the Equality Court.

Woman wins lawsuit for alleged shoplifting detention

Joy Ewere Emordi has won a lawsuit against Shoprite and the police for damages suffered as a result of her unlawful detention following an alleged shoplifting incident at a Shoprite store in Parow in 2015.

Only 100 silicosis claimants paid out

More than two years after six mining companies agreed to compensate workers afflicted by silicosis and TB, only about 0.25% of almost 40 000 claims have been paid.

RAF bid to stop execution against assets dismissed

An application to ‘safeguard’ the RAF’s fuel levy, as well as its assets, against a threat to execute writs, has failed in the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria).

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