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Motorist gets R300 000 for unlawful arrest, detention

Motorist Jean-Pierre Egerer – accused of speeding and thrown into a police cell without issuing him with a speeding ticket or using functioning equipment to measure his speed, is set to receive R300 000 in damages from the police.

Judge finds hospital negligence caused foot deformity

The parents of a now 12-year-old whose foot was severely deformed after a drip was left unchecked for hours after birth, have succeeded in their claim against the Gauteng MEC.

RAF to pay R4.3m for donkey cart accident

In a sequel to a donkey cart accident in August 2009 when an unknown driver drove into the cart and Thabang Waleng (10) was severely injured, Limpopo High Court (Polokwane) Acting Judge C Marais has ordered the Road Accident Fund (RAF) to pay more than R4.3m to Waleng.

Another major blow for RAF

Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) Acting Judge I De Vos has ruled the Road Accident Fund (RAF) is wrong in insisting that it is not liable to compensate road accident victims for claims for medical expenses incurred by members of medical aid schemes.

Woman’s negligence caused her fall

A slip and trip incident outside a Food Lover’s Market (FLM) outlet in Bloemfontein in which a woman claimed R433 509 for the damages she had suffered following the incident, has seen FLM as well as the owner of the building vindicated.

RAF disappointed with sentence for fraudster

The Road Accident Fund (RAF) has expressed its disappointment with the R60 000 fine given to an East London man found guilty of submitting a fraudulent RAF claim for R5m, reports the Pretoria News.

Mother seeks R30m for brain damaged child

The Gauteng Health Department is facing a damages claim of more than R30m – instituted on behalf of a mother and her now 11-year-old daughter – after the child was born with severe brain damage, allegedly due to the negligence of the medical staff at the Natalspruit Hospital in Katlehong in September 2012.

Prisoner wins damages following assault

Antonia Fourie – a convicted criminal serving time in the Waainek Correctional Facility in Makhanda – has been awarded damages of R100 000 against the Department of Correctional Services, after he was assaulted by a prison official in January 2019.

Pedestrian wins damages claim against body corporate

A piece of rotten wood which fell off a building on to the head of a pedestrian who was walking past, has cost the owners of the building dearly.

Agreement leads to R1.1m damages award

A legal agreement over the damages and loss of earnings that should be paid to a man who suffers imminent amputation of his right leg after being pushed out of a moving train has been made an order by the Western Cape High Court.

SAPS liable for shot journalist’s injuries

The Mpumalanga High Court (Mbombela) has found in favour of SA journalist Mweli Masilela in what a Pretoria News report says can be seen as a victory for media freedom.

Farmer to pay damages after calf accident

A weaning calf that had escaped from its enclosure and was killed by a car on a tar road cost its owner dearly as the motorist, who was injured during the accident, has succeeded in his damages claim against the farmer.

Pit bull victims urged to sue state

Victims of pit bull attacks have been urged to sue the government for not doing enough to protect them.

Body corporate to pay for defamatory letter

The Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) has confirmed a lawyers’ letter on behalf of a body corporate to a resident accused of using his garage to run a carpentry business is defamatory.

Lawyers to face LPC over RAF misconduct claim

When Joao Moaiane (56) learnt that his lawyers had accepted a R500 000 offer from the Road Accident Fund (RAF) and did not tell him, he reported them to the Legal Practice Council (LPC).

Agrizzi wants R193m damages for jail stay

Former Bosasa whistle-blower Angelo Agrizzi has issued summons against the Minister of Justice & Correctional Services in the amount of R193m, says a report in The Star.

City liable for woman’s fall into uncovered manhole

The City of Cape Town is liable for damages and costs incurred by Nqulelwa Mtyido who was injured when she fell into an uncovered manhole in October 2013.

RAF slammed for not following court orders

The conduct of the Road Accident Fund (RAF) and its CEO, Collins Letsoalo, has been slammed in a Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) judgment, including the manner in which it has refused to abide by valid court orders.

RAF bid to stop assets auction dismissed

The legal problems confronting the Road Accident Fund (RAF) are intensifying, with the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) this week dismissing with costs an urgent application by the fund to prevent its moveable assets from being removed and auctioned to settle another unpaid claim.

Advocate faces damages claim after road rage incident

Three months after Pretoria resident Conrad Pretorius was allegedly stabbed in the neck and leg by an acting judge and senior advocate, he has filed a damages claim at the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria).

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