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Hit-and-run Motor Vehicle Collisions

02 May 2024,  Sinethemba Mashego

Hit-and-run motor vehicle accidents are governed by section 17(1)(b) of the Road Accident Fund Act 56 of 1996 read with Regulation 2.  

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Quick Step Guide for after-care in a Car Collision

02 May 2024,  André Styger

Here are some general steps and guidance you might consider taking after a car collision. Keep in mind that laws... can vary depending on your location, so it's crucial to consult with a legal professional in your jurisdiction for advice tailored to your specific situation. Here are some general steps you might consider:

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Subrogation in Motor Vehicle Accidents.

02 May 2024,  Dries Knoetze

“I was involved in a motor vehicle accident, nothing serious, my vehicle just got damaged. I have comprehensive insurance for... motor vehicle accidents, which is going to cover the damages to my vehicle, I must however pay an amount of R3500.00 as excess. Will my insurance company sue the negligent driver for the damages and will this include the excess paid by me?”  

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Who is responsible for damages to my vehicle when hitting an animal on South African Roads?

02 May 2024,  Crystelle Steyn

Encountering an animal on the road while driving can be a frightening experience, not only for the safety risks involved... but also for the potential damage it can cause to your vehicle. In South Africa, where wildlife and domestic animals may roam freely in certain areas, understanding who bears responsibility for vehicle damage in such situations is essential.

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Hit-and-run Motor Vehicle Collisions

02 May 2024,  Sinethemba Mashego

Hit-and-run motor vehicle accidents are governed by section 17(1)(b) of the Road Accident Fund Act 56 of 1996 read with Regulation 2.  

READ MORE
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Article

Quick Step Guide for after-care in a Car Collision

02 May 2024,  André Styger

Here are some general steps and guidance you might consider taking after a car collision. Keep in mind that laws... can vary depending on your location, so it's crucial to consult with a legal professional in your jurisdiction for advice tailored to your specific situation. Here are some general steps you might consider:

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Article

Subrogation in Motor Vehicle Accidents.

02 May 2024,  Dries Knoetze

“I was involved in a motor vehicle accident, nothing serious, my vehicle just got damaged. I have comprehensive insurance for... motor vehicle accidents, which is going to cover the damages to my vehicle, I must however pay an amount of R3500.00 as excess. Will my insurance company sue the negligent driver for the damages and will this include the excess paid by me?”  

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Who is responsible for damages to my vehicle when hitting an animal on South African Roads?

02 May 2024,  Crystelle Steyn

Encountering an animal on the road while driving can be a frightening experience, not only for the safety risks involved... but also for the potential damage it can cause to your vehicle. In South Africa, where wildlife and domestic animals may roam freely in certain areas, understanding who bears responsibility for vehicle damage in such situations is essential.

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Motor Vehicle Accidents and Right of Retention (LIEN)– What should you Know?

02 May 2024,  Allan Lesesa

Motor vehicle accidents happen ever so frequently. When they do, it is often the case that a towing company will... tow the damaged vehicle(s) to a yard for safe keeping and whilst doing so, they charge for storage, and such fees ought to be paid before the vehicle or scrap may be released to the owner. Is this lawful?

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Suretyship vs Guarantee. What’s the difference?

02 May 2024

In this article, we look at two primary forms of security commonly found in financial transactions, namely suretyship agreements and... guarantees, and explain the difference between these two forms of security.

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Leave to Appeal vs Special Leave to Appeal

02 May 2024

On 4 April 2024 in the matter of Savannah Country Estate Homeowners Association v Zero Plus Trading 194 (Pty) Ltd... and Others (773/2022) [2024] ZASCA 40, our Supreme Court of Appeal (“SCA”) had to address the important difference between an application for leave to appeal and an application for special leave to appeal. In this article, we analyse the SCA’s views in this regard.

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Can Landlords unilaterally charge for additional services?

02 May 2024

The relationship between landlord and tenant can be a complex one fraught with dangers for a careless landlord. In this... article, we explore whether a landlord can provide additional value-added services to its tenants beyond the scope of what is outlined in the lease agreement and then unilaterally charge extra for such services or remove existing services without consequence.

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Blazing changes in the National Veld and Forest Fire Amendment Bill

24 April 2024

In early April 2024, President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the National Veld and Forest Fire Amendment Bill.  

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To renounce or not to renounce a benefit in terms of a will?

02 April 2024,  Puleng Valentine Tladi

In terms of your will, your surviving spouse and descendants, are entitled to inherit and one of your children decides... to renounce his or her share, the surviving spouse shall inherit that portion of that inheritance, which was declined by the descendant.

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