For FW de Klerk reconciliation was never about moral intention, but always about political strategy, writes Antjie Krog.
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The Department of Basic Education says the court battle between it and the family of Michael Komape, who died after falling into a pit toilet, was not about money, saying all it wanted was for the court to determine the appropriate amount of damages.
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.
Section 27 says it hopes proceedings will be positive and in the family's favour.
The Limpopo High Court has reserved judgment in the Michael Kompape leave to appeal application.
The family of Michael Komape has lost its claim for general and constitutional damages for the death of their son, who drowned in a school pit latrine in 2014.
Lawyers for the Komape family have asked the Limpopo High Court to order the payment of compensation for the grief the family suffered when Michael Komape drowned in a pit toilet at school in 2014.
The Department of Basic Education failed to spend more than R90m, while dozens of schools had no toilets the Limpopo High Court has heard.
The department of basic education was warned about "sinking toilets" at a Limpopo school 10 years before Michael Komape drowned in a pit toilet, court hears.
The father of Limpopo schoolboy Michael Komape, who died after falling into a pit toilet in January 2014, said government officials should have stepped in to help the family.
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.
The appeal against parts of a ruling rejecting the family's claim of R2m following the death of 5-year-old Michael Komape will now be heard in the Supreme Court of Appeal.
You can choose to be an armchair critic who sees everything wrong with all the efforts of others. I choose to get my hands dirty, writes Sello Hatang.
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.
Children in South Africa continue to attend schools without the comfort of safe sanitation, the Limpopo High Court has heard.
The former principal of Mahlodumela Primary School has told the Limpopo High Court that her appeals for toilet upgrades were ignored by the provincial education department.
The family of five-year-old Michael Komape, who died in a pit toilet in 2014, has been denied justice because no one has been held accountable for his death, the Limpopo High Court has heard.
The family of the Limpopo schoolboy who died after falling into a pit toilet three years ago suffered severe psychological trauma, the High Court has heard.
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