South African Law Of Delict

A “civil wrong”. It basically deals with the circumstances in which one person can claim compensation from another for harm that has been suffered. Damages in delict are divided into: patrimonial/special damages (including medical costs, loss of income and the cost of repairs); non-patrimonial damages/general damages (including pain and suffering, disfigurement, loss of amenities and… Continue Reading

Boilerplate arbitration clauses

Does your clause cover what you want it to cover? In the case of North East Finance (Pty) Ltd vs Standard Bank of South Africa Ltd 2013 (5) SA 1(SCA) the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) made it clear that where an agreement has been brought about under fraudulent circumstances, and is therefore invalid, a… Continue Reading

Damages for dog bites

Can I sue my neighbour for damages if his dogs attack me outside his property? The matter was heard in Du Preez v Kingsley [2015] JOL 33595 (FB) Facts: Whilst cycling on a suburban road, the plaintiff encountered two dogs which exited their property and one of them bit him. The dogs had managed to get out of… Continue Reading

Social media and your employees – the risks

What does Social Media mean? Wikipedia defines Social media as “interactive platforms via which individuals and communities create and share user-generated content”. Essentially, people interact with each other through Facebook or Twitter (and other networking platforms) and convert text communications into active dialog. Social networking is pervasive and ubiquitous. Facebook has over 2 billion, and… Continue Reading

Postnuptial Contract Testimonials

So, my husband and I wanted to get a pre nup just before we got married. Unfortunately misguidance from people and ignorance from our side led us to being married in community of property. We spent the next two years trying to find lawyers we could trust who could do a post nuptial contract for… Continue Reading

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