n Without Prejudice - Liability of security companies in delict : the law

Volume 10, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



On March 25 this year, the Supreme Court of Appeal held that a security guard owed no duty of care to the owner of a motor vehicle where the security provider's liability was contractually excluded by means of a contract with the owner of the premises where the vehicle was parked. The case the matter of [2010] ZA SCA 26 and the outcome was in contrast to the case of 1990 (2) SA 520 (W), where it was held that, in principle, such a duty existed.

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