Pit toilet death: No monetary compensation can make up for the loss experienced, court says

2019-12-18 19:36

No monetary compensation can ever make up for the loss experienced by the family of Michael Komape, who died when a pit toilet in Limpopo collapsed while he was using it, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has said in its ruling.

Judgment reserved in the Michael Komape leave to appeal application

2018-06-01 19:53

The Limpopo High Court has reserved judgment in the Michael Kompape leave to appeal application.

Michael Komape's family likely to appeal dismissal of claim - lawyer

2018-04-23 14:50

Michael Komape's parents, Rosina and Maloti, are disappointed after the Limpopo High Court in Polokwane dismissed their general and constitutional claims for R3m. Michael, 5, drowned in a pit latrine in 2014.

Gauteng health department ignored Life Esidimeni warning signs, says lawyer

2018-02-08 20:51

The conduct and testimony of senior Gauteng health department officials during the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearings have been criticised during closing arguments.

Why is violence against women so ingrained?

2016-12-18 06:17

I was assaulted. The attack was swift and left me reeling. It happened on a Friday night in Cape Town. I had flown in with my friend for a weekend break. My friend and I were walking down St George’s Mall.

SANDF accused of HIV discrimination

2014-07-28 08:43

The SA National Defence Force is being taken to court for allegedly discriminating against HIV-positive members and new recruits, according to a report.

TAC hits out at Pharmagate

2014-01-17 16:00

TAC and Section 27 have expressed outrage about an alleged campaign to halt the manufacture of cheaper medicine.


5-year-old's pit toilet death: Komape family awarded over R1m for emotional shock

2019-12-18 13:32

The Komape family has been awarded over R1 million in damages for emotional shock, NGO Section 27's former executive director Mark Heywood has told News24.

Michael Komape case: Provincial gov't urged to compensate family

2018-04-23 19:28

Limpopo Premier Stan Mathabatha and Education MEC Ishmael Kgetjepe should take their cue from the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearing and compensate the family of Michael Komape, who died when he fell into a pit toilet, says the provincial ANC Youth League.

Girl’s pit toilet death reveals sad state of school sanitation - NGOs

2018-03-16 16:31

The drowning of five-year-old Lumka Mketwa in a school pit toilet this week has shocked organisations fighting for proper school infrastructure, and has sparked fresh calls for government to do more to eradicate shoddy sanitation altogether.

Violation of dignity at centre of Life Esidimeni trauma – lawyer

2018-02-08 15:58

The violation of the dignity of the Life Esidimeni patients and their families lies at the heart of the legal argument made by Section 27.

South Africa's fight for the right for food

2015-03-16 13:47

After months of back and forth, civil society may finally get an opportunity to meet with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on its latest strategy to combat hunger in South Africa.

Free State health workers released

2014-07-11 18:24

More than 100 health workers arrested for staging a sit-in at the Free State health department have appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court.

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