oa De Rebus - Considerations for the quantification of damages awards : 2015 (4) SA 1 (CC) : case note

Volume 2015, Issue 559
  • ISSN : 0250-0329



The recent judgment in Coughlan NO v Road Accident Fund 2015(4) SA 1 (CC) concluded that foster care and child support grants should not be taken into account when an award for loss of support is made. Actuaries that specialise in this field routinely encounter a range of scenarios involving state welfare. In this article, I discuss the potential wider implications of Coughlan for damages awards.

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