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The Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) has ruled that Independent Media must remove two defamatory articles about a liquidator within 48 hours and pay damages of R300 000, says a Fin24 report.
A group of 30 women police officers handcuffed a father who had missed a Maintenance Court hearing and sang Wathint’ abafazi, wathint’ imbokodo (You strike a woman, you strike a rock) as they marched him out of his office.
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.
Two Eastern Cape mothers have both won their cases against the Eastern Cape Health Department for negligence during the deliveries of their babies.
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.
Former EFF MP Thembinkosi Rawula, who resigned from the party early this year after accusing leaders Julius Malema and Floyd Shivambu of using party money to fund their lifestyles, has won a defamation court case instituted against him by Malema, says a City Press report.
Three senior ANC members in the Free State have been ordered to pay R300 000 damages to the DA provincial leader Roy Jankielsohn for calling him a ‘racist’, ‘white supremacist’, a ‘clown’ and 'a dog'.
Former President Jacob Zuma has applied for leave to appeal a ruling regarding the tweet in which he called former Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom an ‘agent of the enemy’, says a City Press report.
The KZN Health Department is investigating yet another allegation of negligence after an object thought to be part of a needle was left in a man’s jaw after an operation last year.
The City of Tshwane has agreed to pay R700 000 in damages to the family of Fanie Baloyi, who was 11 when he and four of his friends died when floodlights fell on them while playing in Soshanguve, reports the Pretoria News.
A shocking account of the treatment of a patient in a state hospital is revealed in a Sunday Tribune report on a R4m damages claim lodged against a Durban hospital.
A claim of R3.8m against the Minister of Police by a musician who was hit on the head by an off-duty policeman with a metal stave was turned down after a judge found that the officer acted on a frolic of his own.
The mother of a child who was hit by a bullet while SAPS officers were dispersing protesters in Diepsloot is now claiming R500 000 in damages from the Ministry of Police.
Former President Jacob Zuma’s tweet that accused former Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom of being an enemy agent has not been deleted – despite last month's court ruling ordering him to remove it with immediate effect.
In another victory for domestic workers, the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) ruled yesterday that those injured in the past while on duty will be able to claim damages.