Michael Komape: Basic education dept sets record straight after 'misleading reports' on pit toilet judgment

2019-12-24 17:27

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.

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: Judgment to be delivered in application for leave to appeal

2018-06-05 10:19

Section 27 says it hopes proceedings will be positive and in the family's favour.

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.

Court dismisses damages claim by family of Michael Komape, who drowned in pit toilet

2018-04-23 10:46

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 Michael Komape's family demand damages for grief

2018-02-02 05:16

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.

Pit toilet case: Court hears that Limpopo education dept had funds

2017-11-23 22:48

The Department of Basic Education failed to spend more than R90m, while dozens of schools had no toilets the Limpopo High Court has heard.

Basic education dept was warned of 'sinking' toilets 10 years ago, Limpopo court hears

2017-11-20 20:32

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.

I did not send my son to school to die - Michael Komape's dad

2017-11-15 21:26

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.


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.

Judge grants Komape family leave to appeal parts of his ruling

2018-06-05 15:12

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.

More important than ever to keep dreaming of a better South Africa

2018-06-04 08:55

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 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.

Children continue to attend schools without safe sanitation, court hears

2018-02-02 22:18

Children in South Africa continue to attend schools without the comfort of safe sanitation, the Limpopo High Court has heard.

Appeals for toilet upgrades were 'ignored', says ex-principal of Michael Komape's school

2017-11-27 22:12

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.

Family of boy who died in school pit toilet 'denied justice'

2017-11-22 08:10

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.

Komape family haunted by their son's pit toilet death – psychologist

2017-11-17 18:42

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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