Legal Articles and Guides
Former President Jacob Zuma’s allegations that one of his former colleagues was an apartheid spy is to be tested in court. Derek Hanekom, whom Zuma appointed to various Cabinet positions in his administration, is suing the former President for R500 000, says a Business Day report.
During the listeriosis outbreak, a municipal health inspector was denied access to the Polokwane facility of Tiger Brands’ subsidiary, Consumer Brands – because he didn’t have the right paperwork to take samples.
The R5bn silicosis settlement approved by the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) last week is not a finite amount and can increase depending on the number of claims received, attorneys involved in the case said yesterday, notes a Mail & Guardian report.
The Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) has approved the landmark R5bn settlement agreement in the lengthy silicosis case. Judge Leoni Windell found that ‘all the parties made an effort to ensure that the settlement agreement is reasonable, adequate and fair'.
A Ga-rankuwa teacher will receive R400 000 in damages from the police following her wrongful arrest for her husband's murder three years after his death. According to a report on the IoL site, Rebecca Mpho Mole told the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) that she had to spend five fearful days in a filthy police cell before she was allowed to go home.
Retired KZN Hawks head General Johan Booysen says he is pressing ahead with his R10.5m damages case against the state following his arrest and now failed prosecution on racketeering charges. And he has every chance of winning, according to a legal expert quoted in a Times Select report.
The Eastern Cape Education Department is to defend a lawsuit brought by the parents of five-year-old Lumka Mketwa, who drowned in a pit latrine at Luna Junior Secondary School in Mbizana last year, says a City Press report.
The family of Sadek Ebrahim have pursued legal action following a video which went viral showing maggots in the mouth of a 52-year-old patient.
Prasa will have to pay up for the injuries suffered by a teenager (15) who was pushed out of a crowded moving train in October 2017 and severely injured her ankle.
A Phoenix mother wanting to have a baby was traumatised when she learnt one of her ovaries was missing. She claimed that her gynaecologist removed one of her ovaries without her approval during a surgical procedure a few years ago.
Sphamandla Mtshali – who spent a 20 months in jail for housebreaking and robbery and was then told that the charges had been dropped – is to receive R1m in damages.
Two admission clerks at the Walter Sisulu University have each won a R50 000 defamation lawsuit against the institution after the former chief financial officer accused them of taking bribes from students, says a Daily Dispatch report.
While the provincial government had a duty to maintain roads, it was not expected to provide a road that was of the standard of a Kyalami race track. A Pretoria News report says this is according to Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) Judge Urmila Bhoola, who turned down a damages claim of R1m against the MEC for Roads & Community Safety.
Media owner Iqbal Survé has filed a R100m defamation claim against a journalist and publishing giant Media24, says a TimesLIVE report. The chair of Independent Media said a 2016 article by Terry Bell, published on Fin24.com, painted him as a narcissist and a liar.
A man who became impotent after a police officer shot him at close range in the penis during the violent arrest of his brother, has been awarded R2m in damages by the Eastern Cape High Court (Port Elizabeth), according to a Weekend Post report.