Pensioners versus Transnet
This much reported on case is more complex than it initially appears: the class action is based on an oral promise made by the general manager of the then South African Transport Services and the Minister of Transport, that certain pension increases would be paid beyond what the actual policies promised. If this interests you, the case may be found at
Liability for detention after appearance in court
Can the Minister of Justice be held vicariously liable for damages following on a policeman’s unlawful arrest, for the detention of the accused after appearing in court? In this case a policeman unlawfully arrested a suspect and took him to court within two hours of “arrest”. The court held that the incarceration, following on the court hearing, could not be laid at the door of the police as it was the court’s responsibility to deal with the matter on it taking over from the police.
De Klerk v Min of Police