Dog owners beware: litigation bites too

Having a dog in your house brings not only enjoyment but also security for your home.  In South Africa, due to high crime rate, many if not most, have guard dogs such as Pitbull’s and Rottweiler’s, ensuring peacefully sleep for some.  Sadly, over the recent years there has been several dog attacks which has left […]

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Wat is ‘n Anton Piller-bevel?

Wat is ‘n Anton Piller-bevel? Gedurende die afgelope paar maande het ons in die media gelees dat daar beslaggelê is op dokumente en/of rekenaarskywe en ander eiendom van individue met die oog op verkryging van inligting wat nodig is in hoë profiel siviele aangeleenthede of ook kriminele aangeleenthede. Die reg van ‘n balju om, sonder […]

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When can the SAPS be sued for damages suffered by crime victims?

The numerous civil claims that have in recent times been instituted by various crime victims against the State for the failure of the South African Police Services (“SAPS”) to protect them, is another indication of the high levels of crime that we are experiencing in our country. The good news for victims of crime is […]

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Kan ek uitkontrakteur uit my eie nalatigheid?

Kan die skool maar nalatig werk met my kinders, is die hospitaal aanspreeklik as hulle fouteer, wat gebeur as die rondtomtalie breek en my kind is beseer? In ‘n onlangse saak is die uitsluitingsklousules wat een van die partye se aanspreeklikheid ten opsigte van nalatigheid uitsluit, het alledaags geword. Dink byvoorbeeld maar aan die skadeloosstellingsvorms […]

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Do I have a duty to make my building safe?

SWINBURNE V NEWBEE INVESTMENTS (PTY) LTD In this case the Court had to consider the delictual liability of a landlord towards the Lessee for an injury the lessee sustained when falling down a flight of stairs on the landlord’s premises. The Lessee, Mr Swinburne, and his wife returned home after visiting friends for the day.  […]

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