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Affidavit reveals stark reality of RAF insolvency

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 04 December 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Motor Vehicles #Personal Injury Law
The Road Accident Fund (RAF) brought an urgent application in the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) this week against the Sheriff of Centurion East, Absa Bank and 346 claimants that have in the last six weeks sent the sheriff to attach all the monies in its eight Absa bank accounts, according to a report by Tony Beamish on the Moneyweb site.

Ford fined and offers compensation over Kugas

Motorists affected by the burning Ford Kuga SUVs will be offered compensation in terms of a settlement agreement between the National Consumer Commission and Ford SA.

Cape Town moves to challenge Aarto

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 28 October 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Motor Vehicles
The City of Cape Town has no intention of implementing the traffic points demerit system within its area of jurisdiction, according to Mayoral Committee for Safety & Security member JP Smith.

Bikers complain about Cape Town by-law

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Tags: #Administrative Law #Motor Vehicles
Motorcyclists are angered over a City of Cape Town’s traffic by-law amendment they say will outlaw lane sharing with cars or riding between cars (lane-splitting).

Ford in settlement talks over Kuga fires

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 23 September 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law #Litigation #Motor Vehicles #Personal Injury Law
US motor giant Ford has entered behind-the-scenes talks with SA's consumer watchdog to end the scandal of burning Ford Kuga SUVs, which, according to a Sunday Times report, has enraged victims of the debacle who were hoping the company would be prosecuted and held liable for damages.

Woman wins refund for faulty vehicle

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 31 July 2019
Tags: #Consumer Protection Law #Litigation #Motor Vehicles
The courts must take a robust approach towards economic giants who flex their financial muscle to bully unsuspecting consumers to accept flawed goods, and raise all sorts of spurious defences and denials.

Municipality’s speed camera dispute with NPA drags on

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 19 July 2019
Tags: #Motor Vehicles
The dispute between the eThekwini Municipality and the NPA over the issue of speed cameras shows no sign of ending, says a report in The Mercury. The DA’s Shaun Ryley said the dispute had been running for two years and left the metro police unable to fulfill one of its most vital responsibilities.

Debt write-off solution proposed on e-tolls

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 18 July 2019
Tags: #General Legal Practice #Motor Vehicles
The company that manages e-tolls on behalf of Sanral believes writing off the debt will bring delinquent Gauteng road users on board, according to a Centurion Rekord report.

Speedsters reprieved following legal test of equipment

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 08 July 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law #Motor Vehicles
Speedsters may have received a ‘get out of jail for free’ ticket following a successful legal challenge to a laser speed monitoring device used throughout the country, according to Rapport.

Reshall Jimmy had time to get out of burning car

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 23 May 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Motor Vehicles #Personal Injury Law
Simulated fire tests show there was no reason the late Reshall Jimmy could not have escaped his Ford Kuga before a massive blaze which burnt it out, the company's US-based expert told the Western Cape High Court (Cape Town) yesterday.

Blame game erupts over backlog of RAF cases

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 20 May 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Motor Vehicles #Personal Injury Law
A backlog of Road Accident Fund (RAF) cases in the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) is fuelling a blame game between attorneys, the fund and the office of Deputy Judge President Aubrey Ledwaba, says a Sunday Times report. About 6 000 RAF case files clutter Ledwaba’s office, some more than 10 years old, and lawyers representing claimants say costly medico-legal documents and other expert reports substantiating the claims may lapse, resulting in a duplication of costs that will cost the taxpayer millions.

Security Estates: Can You Fine Speedsters?

By Ashersons Attorneys Published on Thursday, 09 May 2019
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation #Motor Vehicles #Property Law
There are many advantages to buying in a security estate or other community scheme, including quality of life and increased potential for growth in your property’s value.

New breath alcohol testing machine launched

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 15 April 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law #Motor Vehicles
In a bid to reduce SA’s road death toll of 14 000 a year, the Department of Transport has brought in a new evidential breath alcohol testing machine, piloted in the Western Cape and launched in Pietermaritzburg last week.

Wesbank seeking to avoid damages claim

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 10 April 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Motor Vehicles #Property Law
A claim over an alleged fraudulent sale of a motor vehicle is set to return to court soon after the customer approached the Eastern Cape High Court (Makhanda) again, in a move which could lead to civil action amounting to millions in damages against Wesbank.

Trailer hire mogul wins battle over fines

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 01 April 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Motor Vehicles
Trailer-hire mogul Pascale Sprague and her business partner have finally won their battle with Transport Minister Blade Nzimande, the City of Cape Town and the NDPP after they were repeatedly prosecuted for driving and parking offences committed by clients.

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