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.
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).
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.
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.