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How to Claim from the Road Accident Fund in South Africa

Thousands of South Africans have been compensated for loss or damages caused by unfortunate motor vehicle accidents. However, certain documents are required, and must be submitted in order for RAF claims to be successful.

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Dog Bite Claims in South Africa – Know Your Rights

South Africa has one of the highest rates of fatal dog attacks in the world and although it’s hard to pinpoint the exact reason for this, experts are saying it’s mainly due to irresponsible ownership of dogs who have previously shown signs of human and animal aggression, or have the potential to develop such aggression without warning.

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Claiming for Medical Negligence in South Africa

Your attorney will be able to advise you on whether pursuing the claim is worth it based on the facts you are able to present about your case. You will need to prove that your medical practitioner was negligent and, as a result, you suffered loss or damages.

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Medical Negligence in South Africa Explained

According to the law in South Africa, the injury suffered by a patient must be as a direct result of a medical practitioner’s action or inaction. In other words, when a medical practitioner deviates from standard procedure and damages occur to the patient, medical negligence is present.

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Types of Worker's Compensation

There are several types of compensation that workers can claim from the Compensation Fund for following an accident at work or the discovery of a work-related disease.

In this article, our attorneys in South Africa briefly explain each of them for you.

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Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases

Injury on duty is something that can happen to anyone, regardless of the type of working environment. Thankfully, you can claim compensation for occupational injuries and diseases by following the correct injury on duty claims procedure.

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Buying Property from a Deceased Estate

Property practitioners are often involved in marketing property which is an asset in a deceased person’s estate. However, buying from a deceased estate can deter buyers or investors from pursuing the purchase because such transfers are known to take longer than usual to finalize.

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Mandatory Disclosure Form Not Being Attached to Sale Agreement

It has always been the responsibility of property professionals to obtain as much information as they can regarding the property’s condition so that they can disclose this information to the buyer. Transparency is key when it comes to buying and selling property.

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Struggling to Get Your Rates Clearance Certificate or Figures?

When you sell a property, you are legally required to obtain a rates clearance certificate from your local municipality. The rates clearance certificate (RCC) certifies that all rates and other municipal charges which include electricity, water, sanitation, and/or refuse are paid in full.

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Delays in Issuance of Rates Clearance Figures

When you sell a property, you are legally required to obtain a rates clearance certificate from your local municipality. The rates clearance certificate (RCC) certifies that all rates and other municipal charges which include electricity, water, sanitation, and/or refuse are paid in full.

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