Section 14(1) of the 1969 Prescription Act states that the running of extinctive prescription is interrupted by the debtor’s express or tacit acknowledgement of liability. The question that arose for consideration in Viljoen v Centlec (SOC) Ltd and others 2024 JDT 0217 (FB) (https://app.jutastatevolve.co.za/preview/1___y2024JDRn0217) is whether such interruption can occur after the prescription

Chapter III of the Prescription Act, 1969 deals with the extinction of debts by prescription. 

But how does this relate to personal injury cases?

Most claims for damages prescribe in three years, but prescription does not run against minors (people under the age of 18), those with severe mental and intellectual disabilities, or those