Paulette Khumalo

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Ex Gratia Payments

An ex gratia payment is a payment made by a person to a claimant for damages or other claims without recognising any legal obligation. “Ex gratia” means “by favour” or “by virtue of grace” .Thus, an ex gratia payment is a voluntary payment that does not signify legal liability. Ex gratia payments differ from legally-required … Continue reading

Medical schemes cannot refuse to pay for single available treatment of a rare condition because it is not “prevalent”

MD and Another v Medihelp Medical Scheme and Another [2022] ZAGPPHC 640 An urgent application was brought to the High Court by the mother of a three-year-old child (“Z”) who has been diagnosed with a rare genetic condition, Hunters Syndrome MPS II (“MPS II”). Z has been a member of the respondent medical scheme from … Continue reading
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