By Justin Sloane, Partner & Tayla Bruce, Candidate Attorney INTRODUCTION COVID-19’s economic effect has left many consumers and businesses in dire need for what is termed a “payment holiday” in respect of their current credit owed to banks, landlords, suppliers and varying financial institutions. As a result, some of South Africa’s major banks have agreed
By Justin Sloane, Partner & Tayla Bruce and Candidate Attorney INTRODUCTION COVID-19’s hard-hitting economic impact is bound to place an insurmountable number of jobs and livelihoods at risk. Individuals may fall ill during this time, be made redundant by their employer, or fall victim to their business having to close down. All of these options
By Lauren Squier, Associate Designate and Alisha Naik and Candidate Attorney INTRODUCTION The period of lockdown presently being experienced by South Africans – in response to the COVID-19 pandemic – has resulted in confusion and uncertainty relating to insurance policies, as well as the extent of the cover awarded thereunder. Both individuals and businesses are
Introduction This article deals with the topic of misrepresentations in the insurance industry and explores instances where insurers can repudiate insurance policies. Good Faith in Insurance Policies In the case of Mutual & federal Insurance Co Ltd v Oudtshoorn Municipality (1985) (1) SA 419 (A), the courtheld that all contracts are subject to good faith
By Musa Mathebula, Associate and Lauren Squier, Candidate Attorney Introduction This article deals with the topic of misrepresentations in the insurance industry and explores instances where insurers can repudiate insurance policies. Good Faith in Insurance Policies In the case of Mutual & federal Insurance Co Ltd v Oudtshoorn Municipality (1985) (1) SA 419 (A), the