oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - The law of third party motor vehicle insurance in Lesotho: a comment on the new order

Volume 24, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0010-4051



The law of compulsory third party motor vehicle insurance in Lesotho too a new turn on 1 January 1990 when the Motor Vehicle Insurance Order came into force, In this article we seek to highlight some of the new Order's unique characteristics, stressing where it differs from previous legislation. In addition, the real significance and implications of the Order in terms of efficiency benefits to the third party and cost effectiveness are examined. As a starting point, we consider the question of who may carryon the business of motor insurance in Lesotho. This is followed by a discussion of the contents and substance of the contract of motor insurance itself. The rest of the discussion relates to the various provisions of the new Order. A comparative approach is employed for purposes of enhancing our understanding of the extent of the changes. The terms "new Order" and "old Order" are used to refer to Orders 26 and 18, respectively.

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