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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.

Cape Town's Sustainable Warrant operation yields results

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 29 March 2019
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation #Motor Vehicles
The Sustainable Warrant operation, launched in February 2019, has caught the attention of motorists with an increase in the number of people owning up to outstanding warrants of arrest for unpaid traffic-related debt. According to a report on the IoL site, the City of Cape Town’s Traffic Service served just under 10 000 warrants during the first four weeks of its Sustainable Warrant operation, which has now become a permanent feature of the department’s operations.

Losing Your Licence with AARTO Demerits: More Danger than You Thought, and The Wheels are Turning

By Ashersons Attorneys Published on Friday, 29 March 2019
Tags: #Motor Vehicles
Government has “cried wolf” on the AARTO demerit system so many times now that many of us have lost sight of just how seriously it will affect us when it finally comes into force. Now the wheels of implementation are turning – fast. It’s time to prepare!

Sanral suspends pursuit of e-toll debt

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 28 March 2019
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation #Motor Vehicles
The SA National Roads Agency (Sanral) says it is suspending the process of pursuing e-toll debt. According to News24, it says that ‘given the initiative led by President Cyril Ramaphosa to address the e-tolls payment impasse, Sanral will, with immediate effect, suspend the process of pursuing e-toll debt. This includes historic debt and summonses applied for from 2015. No new summonses will be applied for’.

Kuga inquest hears of 'shotgun' sound

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 26 March 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law #Motor Vehicles
A video showing the moment Reshall Jimmy burnt to death in his Ford Kuga more than three years ago was at the centre of a dispute over evidence at the inquest into his death at the Western Cape High Court yesterday.

Why the RAF is in shambolic state

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 20 March 2019
Tags: #Motor Vehicles #Personal Injury Law
With the Road Accident Fund hopelessly insolvent – its liabilities exceeded its assets by more than R206bn at the end of March 2018 – the debate is taken up in a lengthy article on the Moneyweb site. Noting that several government departments are pushing to replace the current RAF system with what they see to be a more affordable system under the new Road Accident Benefit Scheme (RABS) Bill, the article delves into the by now well-known pros and cons regarding the Bill.

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