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  • Dog Bites
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    How to Prove Liability for a Dog Bite Injury

    Savage dog attacks result in more people dying in South Africa than anywhere else in the world. Young children are most at risk. South Africa’s rampant crime rate has encouraged ownership of large breeds of dogs known to be aggressive. In some areas, a surge in dog fighting – which is illegal in this country – has exacerbated the situation. What does the law say about dog bite injuries? The law relating to dog bite claims in South…

  • Product Liability
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    Electric Fencing: Liability for Injuries in SA

    Electric fencing is a popular security solution in South Africa. Along with alarm systems and CCTV cameras, it’s used by both commercial and residential property owners, as a deterrent to would-be burglars. By nature, electric fencing is potentially dangerous. Here we provide an overview of how electric fencing systems work, what can happen if a fault occurs and who’s liable if someone gets hurt. How electric fencing works Electric fencing is made up of multiple strands of wire…

  • Product Liability
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    Exploding Appliances and Devices: What are Your Rights in SA?

    Defective vehicles, appliances and digital devices have been all over the news recently. Exploding washing machines and smartphones, and spontaneously combusting cars like the now notorious Ford Kuga, have consumers diving for cover. Every year, flawed products result in serious injuries and thousands of consumer product-related deaths worldwide. Media attention doesn’t seem to be making products safer either – at least in the United States, it appears that injuries from household products are increasing. When consumer product-related injuries…

  • Road Accidents
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    Free Motor Accident Information Form

    Motor vehicle accidents are stressful and disorienting. However, knowing which questions to ask and recording relevant information at the time can protect your rights. In the event that you sustain a serious injury in a motor vehicle accident, collecting the right information can also equip you with suitable evidence to support a claim against the Road Accident Fund (RAF). This may entitle you to compensation. We’ve compiled a free motor accident information form you can print out and…

  • Medical Malpractice
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    S.A.’s Hospital Horror Stories

    Every South African should be disturbed by the spate of hospital horror stories we’ve heard over the past few years – and by a sharp rise in cases of medical negligence. Medical malpractice rife in South Africa Medical negligence claims against provincial Health Departments increased by about 25 per cent per year between 2011 and 2016. The Gauteng Department of Health receives a particularly staggering number of negligence claims each year. Since January 2015, it has been forced…

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