This paper analyses the driving forces behind the willingness of South African courts to hear
actuarial expert testimony in even the most simple of cases, in contrast to the more circumspect
approach of the English courts, when assessing the damages arising out of future loss of earnings
following a damage-causing incident. The analysis may well add insight to members of other
professions and scientific communities that provide expert testimony to the courts. It is argued that
English substantive law of damages and those influenced by its application have something to gain
from a consideration of the approach in South Africa.
Ndhlovu, Daud Nyosi; Makaya, P.V.; Penzhorn, Barend Louis(Agricultural Research Council, ARC-OVI and the University of Pretoria, 2009-06)
A cross-sectional survey was conducted to determine tick infestation, and udder and teat damage in
286 lactating cows and heifers at six properties in the smallholder and commercial sectors in Gwanda
district of Matabeleland ...
Ngwangwa, Harry Magadhlela(University of Pretoria, 2007-02-01)
The problem of vibration induced structural faults has been a real one in engineering over the years. If left unchecked it has led to the unexpected failures of so many structures. Needless to say, this has caused both ...
Grimbeek, Mathew(University of Pretoria, 2013-07-29)
This study will follow the development of the rules pertaining to apportionment of damages, with particular emphasis on the Apportionment of Damages Act 34 of 1956 (‘the Act”) and its applicability to contractual claims. ...