Should your AARTO infringement notice be served on you personally?

Over the years, the courts have faced several rescission of judgment applications wherein the debtor or infringer alleges that they were unaware of the notice or legal proceedings being instituted against them, as same merely never reached them. This conundrum is usually attributed to the manner of service of the notices or legal processes. Notices […]

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Employer’s Vicarious Liability For Criminal Conduct Of An Employee

Vicarious liability is ordinarily understood to be that an employer is liable for the wrong committed by an employee during the course and scope of his or her employment. Therefore, an employer is liable even if the employer actually did nothing wrong, as the conduct of the employee is imputed to the employer. As liability […]

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Can an alcohol test be taken after two hours?

In the case of Betrum Ernest Van der Bank v State (2021) ZAWCHC 262, the High Court, held that the “blood specimen must be taken anytime within two hours; after the alleged contravention.” On 4 May 2019 at 01h15, Mr Betrum Ernest van der Bank was apprehended by the traffic police. The evidence at the […]

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Wie is die redelike man?

Baie van u het waarskynlik al gehoor hoe regsgeleerdes van die redelike man praat. Wie is dit? Waar woon hy? Hoe oud is hy? Wat doen hy vir ‘n lewe? Dit is die vrae wat soms oor hierdie geheimsinnige persoon gevra word. Die redelike man bestaan natuurlik nie werklik nie, maar is ‘n fiktiewe persoon […]

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‘n Nag in die selle – wat is jou regte?

‘n Nag in die selle – wat is jou regte? Mvu vs Minister of Safety and Security & another 2009(6) (SA82) (GSJ) Mnr. Mvu is ‘n inspekteur in die polisiediens en ook die vader van ‘n tweeling tiener dogters. Duidelik is die dogters op daardie moeilike rebelse stadium en is mnr. Mvu ongelukkig en woedend […]

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