Legal Articles and Guides
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.