Tag archives: Wrongfulness

Provincial MEC not liable for child injured by swing in the private school playground – delictual liability for breach of statute

The Supreme Court of Appeal found that the Provincial MEC for Social Development was not liable for the injury of a child in the playground of a nursery school operated by an NGO in the province. The school was treated as if registered under the Child Care Act 1983 because the incident occurred in 2008 … Continue reading

Understanding wrongfulness in delictual claims

In Minister of Home Affairs v Rahim & Others the Constitutional Court had to determine when the breach of a public duty is “wrongful” for the purposes of, and gives rise to, a delictual claim against the government. After their applications for asylum were rejected, 15 foreign nationals were arrested and detained under the Immigration … Continue reading