Tag archives: disclaimer clause

Meaning of “whatsoever nature” and “howsoever arising”

In this particular judgment, discussed here the Supreme Court of Appeal held that the phrases “of whatsoever nature” and “howsoever arising” as used in the disclaimer clauses in the contract under consideration should be given their ordinary literal meaning. This is consistent with earlier judgments. Those clauses are sufficiently wide in their ordinary import to … Continue reading

The disclaimer clause lives!

In this judgment, the Supreme Court of Appeal upheld the defendant’s reliance on the disclaimer of liability provisions in its warehousing and distribution contract with the plaintiff. After reviewing relevant judgments on disclaimer clauses and principles, the judgment once again confirms that in appropriate factual circumstances and disclaimer wording, South African courts will uphold reliance … Continue reading