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Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases

Injury on duty is something that can happen to anyone, regardless of the type of working environment. Thankfully, you can claim compensation for occupational injuries and diseases by following the correct injury on duty claims procedure.

Can You Sue Eskom for Damages Caused by Load Shedding?

Although load shedding is not technically illegal, there is some recourse available to individuals or businesses that have suffered loss or damage due to load shedding. We discuss this matter in detail in this article.

Is Load Shedding Illegal? The Legalities Explained

Load shedding has become an unfortunate part of our daily lives in South Africa. While some make light of the situation and do their best to work around regular blackouts, others suffer serious loss because of it. The question is, however, can Eskom be sued for load shedding and, if so, what does it take to win the case against them?

Life Partners will Qualify as Spouses for Intestate Succession

In a recent ruling, the Constitutional Court decided that section 1(1) of the Intestate Succession Act is unconstitutional in that it does not include life partners in relationships intended to be permanent in the definition of “spouse”.

Trusts in South Africa – a quick guide for how they should run

Not all people who find themselves having to deal with Trusts understand what it is all about, therefore in this brief discussion we will highlight the prominent issues that one has to familiarise themselves with in order to safeguard their interests when dealing with a Trust.

As a Trustee – Where Authority Begins and Ends

The assumption of a position or office comes with specific responsibilities and duties. The anticipation is that the bearer will perform the duties as required and expected, within set confines. These parameters are what define roles so as to achieve coordinated and oriented outcomes.

Acting on Behalf of a Trust – The Enforceability of Trustee Action Prior to Authorisation

The issuing of the Letter of Authority as Trustee by the Master of the High Court signals the assumption of office as Trustee to the designated party. It is at this point that the responsibilities, authority and duties as a Trustee begin to be binding and effective.

Business Interruption – Will Claims Exceed SASRIA’s Capital War Chest?

In a statement on 28 July the Minister of Finance estimated that the damage in KwaZulu Natal alone stands at R15 Billion, which by far exceeds the capitalisation of the public entity which is liable for loss emanating from public disorder, riots, and violence, being SASRIA.

Understanding SASRIA – Your Questions Answered Part II

SASRIA is an acronym for South African Special Risks Insurance Association which is a short-term insurance public entity listed under Schedule 3B of the Public Finance Management Act 1 of 1999, owned by the State and under the control of the National Treasury.

Understanding SASRIA – Your Questions Answered Part I

Owing to the recent protests and looting in some parts of Kwa-Zulu Natal and Gauteng, there has been much talk in the media and streets about the South African Special Risks Insurance Association (SASRIA) and its role as a short-term insurance public entity.

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