A person who claims for damages sustained as a result of injuries negligently caused by someone else has a single, indivisible cause of action and must sue for all damages in one claim.

This proposition was reasserted in the context of a prescription allegation regarding a Road Accident Fund Act claim.

The RAF Act only

The claim for damages for abuse of rights must establish that the defendant exercised a right solely or predominately with the motive of harming another person and without advancing a significant interest of their own. If the person allegedly causing the harm was seeking to advance a reasonable interest of their own, a bad motive

Whether a municipality is required to act so as to avoid reasonably foreseeable harm and, if so, what steps it is required to take to prevent harm, depends what can be reasonably expected in the circumstances of each case. Undue demands cannot be placed on public authorities and functionaries. Their resources and the manner in

The law allows an innocent party to cancel a contract where the counter-party has wrongfully repudiated a contract, and then to claim damages.

In calculating the damages, however, events following repudiation must be taken into account where the events would have reduced the value of performance, even without a breach, had the contract continued in

The driver of a security vehicle was awarded damages against his employer for injuries he sustained in a hijacking because he did not have the promised bullet proof glass windscreen.

When being interviewed for the job, the plaintiff had been informed that he would be driving a fully armoured vehicle and the front section of

Our courts are reticent in making an award for constitutional damages. They will first consider whether there is scope to develop the common law of damages to permit recovery before awarding constitutional damages, especially where the constitutional damages sought includes a punitive element.

The courts look carefully at whether there is an existing, appropriate remedy