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    Modern Tendency in General Damages Awards

    On 2 September 2011, Van Oosten J handed down judgment in the matter of Alfred Kgomo v Road Accident Fund in relation to the plaintiff’s claim on behalf of his minor son, who sustained serious injuries in a motor vehicle collision.

  • New Laws
    Road Accident Fund

    Road Accident Fund Amendment Bill, 2011

    The Road Accident Fund Amendment Bill, 2011 was recently published for public comments. The Bill seeks to address the situation which arose as a consequence of the Constitutional Court’s judgment in the matter of Mvumvu & Others v Minister of Transport & Another 2011 (2) SA 473 (CC).

  • Judgements
    Judgement

    Special Plea Regarding Jurisdiction Dismissed

    The South Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) handed down judgment on 13 October 2011 in the matter of Lester Crain Akaai v The Road Accident Fund.

  • Judgements
    Judgement

    Transfer From Magistrate’s Court To High Court Not Authorised

    In the matter of André Vernon Oosthuizen v Road Accident Fund a full bench of the Supreme Court of Appeal dealt with an appeal from the North Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) relating to that Court’s dismissal of the Appellant’s application to have his civil case transferred from the Magistrate’s Court for the District of Pretoria to the North Gauteng High Court.

  • Judgements
    Judgement

    Error in Judgment Not Negligence

    In the matter of Charter Hi (Pty) Ltd & 2 Others v The Minister of Transport a full bench of the Supreme Court of Appeal dealt with an appeal from the North Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) relating to a damages claim which arose as a result of an aircraft accident that occurred north of Cape Town on 13 December 1996.

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