Theory of Externalities and workmen?s compensation
What are the proper roles of labour, the private sector and government in the provision and operation of workmen’s compensation? The economic theory of...
What happens when an occupational accident and disease claim against an employer is dismissed?
That sinking feeling
Recently there was an important court case, from an insurance point of view, involving a marine accident. This provides a useful opportunity to discuss...
Facts and myths about cyber risks and the role of insurance
With cyber risk being a relatively new phenomenon in the business world, there is much to know and much to be wary of
Effectiveness of regulatory institutions
Claiming workmen’s compensation can make for a minefield of problems, some of which require taking legal action
Liability for breach of statutory obligations
The recent case of Joubert versus Buscor GLD 2016, December, is important because it touches on the question of civil liability where statutory obligations...
Suing the Road Accident Fund
The recent case of Lategan versus Jansen van Vuuren; Intercape Ferreira Main Liner and others ZAECDHC 2016 September, involved a straightforward enough matter: Is...
Vicarious liability reconsidered
Vicarious liability is of considerable importance in the occupational field. This month we take a point of departure to discuss its development
Contracting out of liability
Is it possible to contract out of liability? More specifically, is it possible to contract out of liability for negligence and, if so, even...
A COID loophole?
The recent case, heard by the Constitutional Court of the minister of defence and military veterans versus Thomas 2016 CC, is of interest since...