Legal Articles and Guides
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.
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.
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!
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’.
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.
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.