oa De Rebus - Factual causation : one size does not fit all : feature
|Article Title||Factual causation : one size does not fit all : feature|
|© Publisher:||Law Society of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Dec 2013|
|Pages||32 - 34|
The judgment of Lee v Minister for Correctional Services 2011 (6) SA 564 (WCC) may be an opportunity missed by both the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) (see Minister of Correctional Services v Lee 2012 (3) SA 617 (SCA)) and the Constitutional Court (CC) (see Lee v Minister of Correctional Services 2013 (2) SA 144 (CC)) to develop the South African law of delict with regard to factual causation. In the light of four starkly different judgments, namely, one in the High Court; one in the SCA; and two in the Constitutional Court (Nkabinde J and Cameron J), in relation to the same (mainly undisputed) facts, such development seems necessary or at least expedient.
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