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Doctor's tweet viewed as race hatred

By Daily News Published on Friday, 16 April 2021
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
A racist tweet by a Durban man could see him in hot water after a Durban civic association sought to lay criminal charges against him for utterances that have been shared several times on social media, says a Daily News report.

Unborn baby case offers dignity, but not to all

By Daily News Published on Friday, 16 April 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Ethics #Family Law #Health Care & Social #Litigation
The judgment by the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) in The Voice of the Unborn Baby case – that most parents who lose a child prior to birth have a right to bury their baby’s bodily remains, irrespective of the stage of foetal development – is a victory to be celebrated by all.

Poultry giant wins landmark service delivery order

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 14 April 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Civil Rights #Health Care & Social #Litigation
Poultry giant Astral Foods has taken government, including National Treasury, to court and won a landmark order to secure better service delivery at municipal level in the Standerton area, where it has one of its biggest processing facilities, says a Moneyweb report.

Settlement reached on access to Ivermectin

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 07 April 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Health Care & Social #Litigation
The SA Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) and various parties fighting for the use of Ivermectin to treat Covid-19 have reached a settlement on access to the drug, notes a News24 report.

Two-year target for cannabis 'master plan'

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 07 April 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Health Care & Social
The possession and cultivation of cannabis for private use is expected to be passed into law in two years’ time, according to what a Moneyweb report terms a ‘master plan’.

Hospital staff negligent in missing corpse case

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 06 April 2021
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation
Maladministration and improper conduct on the part of Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital staff were responsible for the disappearance of a corpse in 2013, the Public Protector has found.

Judge rules 'hurtful' foetus burial law unconstitutional

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 06 April 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Constitutional Law #Ethics #Health Care & Social #Litigation
Would-be parents have been given the right to bury the remains of a foetus, if they so wish, the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) has ruled.

R4 for truck driver after doctors' negligence

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 01 April 2021
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
The Limpopo MEC for Health has been ordered by the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria), to pay R4.8m in damages to a truck driver who needed surgery.

Pfizer demands indemnity before vaccine delivery

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 30 March 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Health Care & Social
Pfizer is demanding that SA’s Health and Finance Ministers personally sign a Covid-19 vaccine supply agreement so that it is indemnified from any claims over the shot made against it in the country.

Nine life terms plus 173 years for rape of stepdaughter

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 30 March 2021
Tags: #Criminal Law #Health Care & Social
The 46-year-old man who raped his 10-year-old stepdaughter close to 1 000 times over five years has been sentenced to nine life terms in the KZN High Court (Durban), according to a TimesLIVE report.

Doctor not liable for failure to detect Down syndrome

By Daily News Published on Monday, 29 March 2021
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
A full Bench of the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) has refused to hold a gynaecologist liable for not detecting Down syndrome during the pregnancy of a patient.

‘Payment in kind’ ruling heading to SCA

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 25 March 2021
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
A judge has ruled that the time has come for the development of the common law to accept the principle that in certain circumstances payment for damages be made in kind and not in cash.

Home Affairs ordered to register single father’s baby

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 24 March 2021
Tags: #Family Law #Health Care & Social #Litigation
In what The Herald calls a ground-breaking judgment, a court has ordered the Department of Home Affairs to register ‘Baby J’ within 30 days.

Eastern Cape scrambling to deal with claims

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 11 March 2021
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
Raising serious concerns about spiralling medico-legal claims against the Eastern Cape Department of Health, the province’s MEC for Finance, Mlungisi Mvoko, said damages payouts due to medical negligence for the past financial year totalled R920m.

Private sector not barred from vaccine deals

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 09 March 2021
Tags: #Health Care & Social
AfriForum and Solidarity have urged the private sector to push on with the purchase and distribution of Covid-19 vaccines after claiming the government has conceded in court papers there were no legal restrictions preventing the sector from doing so.

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