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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.
Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma, accused of being involved in a plot to poison her estranged husband, former President Jacob Zuma, is planning to sue the NPA and the Hawks for malicious prosecution.
A rugby fan allegedly assaulted in the Free State Stadium in a race-incident for wearing a referee’s jersey is claiming damages of R1.1m against the Free State Rugby Union, the Free State Cheetahs Company and the former manager of referees in the province.
Taxpayers have to foot R1.9m in damages for a top Hawks sleuth’s heavy-handedness, says a TimesLIVE report. The saga initially played out at the offices of an Eastern Cape municipality six years ago and ended up in the Eastern Cape High Court (Grahamstown) this week.
Daleen van Staden has won a SCA battle against Stallion Security which had refused to pay her R1.68m in damages following the kidnapping and murder of her husband at work.
The transgender manager of a hardware store is claiming R3m from the Gauteng Health Department after a complication of a gender reassignment operation meant to give him a penis led to the amputation of his left leg, says a City Press report.
Seriti Resources, the mining group on the verge of becoming Eskom’s biggest coal supplier, has been warned it could soon find itself in a class action lawsuit storm, says a report in The Star.
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.
Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma, one of the wives of former President Jacob Zuma, has been advised to sue the state over accusations that she poisoned her husband.
Popular Port Elizabeth medical practitioner and talk show host, Mthembeni Tebelele, has turned to the courts in a bid to stop sexual assault allegations made by a string of women on social media, according to a report in The Herald.
The Legal Aid attorney acting on behalf of Nicholas Ninow in his rape trial will be laying a charge of defamation against the EFF's Gauteng chairperson Mandisa Mashego, after she allegedly accused him of being drunk in court yesterday, says a News24 report.
Former President Jacob Zuma’s lawyers are adamant that the KZN High Court (Durban) order barring him from accusing former Minister Derek Hanekom of being a ‘known enemy agent’ or ‘apartheid spy’ amounts to ‘an unconstitutional banning’ of Zuma’s right to free speech – and are fighting to appeal it on the basis that the ruling may limit his testimony before the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, says a Business Day report.
The Road Accident Fund (RAF) had a duty to concede the merits of a case when it was proper to do so and not to drag out cases for no reason, ultimately costing the taxpayer.
A Johannesburg businesswoman who survived a 15-hour rape ordeal and successfully sued the police for failing to properly investigate her attack, has challenged President Cyril Ramaphosa to get the Police Ministry to drop its appeal against her court victory.
Entrepreneur Judy Shifren is suing clothing giant Edcon over what she claims was an attempt to sabotage her career. But the company has described her as a ‘disgruntled employee’ who left on bad terms, according to a Times Select report.