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Judge criticises vile culture at elite boys schools

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 23 May 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
The conduct of learners and parents from Bishops Diocesan College and Rondebosch Boys’ High School came under scrutiny in the Western Cape High Court yesterday amid an ongoing civil trial involving a R645 000 damages claim.

Over R17m for care of brain-damaged child

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 22 May 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
The North West’s Health MEC will have to pay a mother of a now 10-year-old child nearly R17.3m in respect of a claim for her child’s future medical expenses after she was born with cerebral palsy.

Arguments over water polo punch aired

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 22 May 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
A high school brawl involving athletes from two of Cape Town’s most prestigious schools has resulted in a Western Cape High Court clash and a R645 000 damages claim.

Court hears boxer's R8m claim for train accident

By Daily News Published on Monday, 20 May 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
A 25-year-old Cape Town boxer is seeking damages of close to R8m, claiming the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) was negligent and did not heed any warnings on the day he was struck by a train which cost him his leg, says a Weekend Argus report.

R1.6m claim against school settled

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 14 May 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
The mother of a boy who suffered severe head injuries when he fell on a screw protruding from a steel staircase at school is claiming more than R1.6m in damages from the private Spark School in Centurion, for the pain and suffering her child endured as a result of the accident.

Judge highlights African tradition in RAF ruling

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 09 May 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Motor Vehicles #Personal Injury Law
Lina Baloyi has successfully turned to the Limpopo High Court (Polokwane) to force the Road Accident Fund (RAF) to pay her for loss of support after her only remaining child died in a car accident.

RAF to pay R12m to brain damaged man

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 02 May 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Motor Vehicles #Personal Injury Law
Marnus van Graan – who has been waiting nearly seven years to be compensated after he had submitted a claim to the Road Accident Fund (RAF) following the severe brain damage he had suffered when a car collided with his vehicle as he was overtaking it, is set to receive R12m.

Councillor wins Nelson Mandela Bay damages claim

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 30 April 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
GOOD councillor in Lawrence Troon, must pay damages of R130 000 to the EFF’s Nelson Mandela Bay chairperson Khanya Ngqisha for defamation, the Eastern Cape High Court (Gqeberha) ruled yesterday.

SAPS to pay damages in 2011 case

By Daily News Published on Monday, 29 April 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
Thirteen years after Dibakiso Lehlehla lost her right eye after she was hit by a rubber bullet fired by the police during protest action, she has received justice as two judges of the Western Cape High Court ruled on appeal that the SAPS was indeed liable for her damages.

Ukhozi FM spat sparks defamation lawsuit

By Daily News Published on Monday, 29 April 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
Ukhozi FM’s business manager, Sbongiseni ‘Sbongi’ Ngcobo, was last week granted a final protection order by the Randburg Magistrate’s Court against the station's former sports presenter Owen Ndlovu, who was not in court.

Injured paramedic’s 15-year battle for compensation

By Daily News Published on Monday, 22 April 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
A former Defence Force employee who lost her unborn child and was left paralysed in a military vehicle crash has vowed to continue a 15-year campaign for compensation.

Equality court reserves judgment in jurisdiction bid

By Daily News Published on Friday, 19 April 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
Judgment has been reserved in the Western Cape High court sitting as the Equality Court this week over jurisdiction to hear a damages claim involving a former Sans Souci teacher who slapped a pupil.

Almost R7m damages for ‘fingerless’ child

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 17 April 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
The Limpopo Education Department will have to pay nearly R7m in damages to the mother of a five-year-old child who suffered such severe burn wounds when he fell into a burning schoolyard dumping hole that he virtually has no fingers left.

SAPS to pay R1.05m for unlawful arrest

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 10 April 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
The North West High Court (Mahikeng) has ordered the SAPS to pay R1.05m in damages to a man after finding his arrest and detention were unlawful.

Discovery judgments against RAF mounting

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 09 April 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
Discovery Health says it has obtained judgments totalling more than R170m since the RAF’s controversial directive not to reimburse past medical expenses where a beneficiary had medical scheme coverage.

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