Articles for Ciaran Ryan

Banks are clogging up the justice system, says court

Pretoria High Court orders banks to use magistrates’ courts when acting against debtors


Law | 4 October 2018

Victory for debtors as judges rule that cases must be referred to lower courts

Pretoria High Court finds that access to justice is denied by dragging cases into high courts


Law | 3 October 2018

Sun City prisoners accuse staff of cheating them out of canteen money

Inmates say attempts to open fraud case blocked


News | 20 September 2018

Gauteng court rules against cheap bank repossessions

Judgment is a victory for Johannesburg homeowners, and possibly homeowners across the country


Law | 13 September 2018

Court to decide how to handle home repossessions

Activist group wants judges to be able to waive reserve prices only in exceptional circumstances


Law | 16 August 2018

Judgment paints a damning picture of prison life at Sun City

Correctional Services ordered to feed prisoners properly


Law | 21 June 2018

Michael Komape’s family to appeal Limpopo High Court’s decision

Family is seeking nearly R3 million in damages


Law | 31 May 2018

Dismay as judge dismisses damages claim for child who drowned in pit toilet

“Failure to award damages in this case stands in contrast to the damages that were awarded” to Life Esidimeni families, says SECTION27


Law | 23 April 2018

Michael Komape died because he was a rural African child, says lawyer

Court asked to compel state to fix “dire” state of school sanitation


News | 2 February 2018

Day 12: Lawyers for Michael Komape’s family demand compensation for grief

State admits liability; court to decide how much money to award the family


News | 1 February 2018

Prison inmates go 20 hours between meals

Court case throws light on conditions at “Sun City”


News | 30 January 2018

R60 billion banks lawsuit heads for Gauteng court

Constitutional Court refuses to hear application


Brief | 6 December 2017

Day 11: Court hears of witness to Michael Komape’s death

Boy who drowned in toilet could have been found sooner


Law | 28 November 2017

Day 10: Calls for help from Michael Komape’s school unanswered for years

Former principal’s testimony supports the family’s claim against the state


Law | 27 November 2017

Day 9: State offered a pauper’s burial for Michael Komape

Department of Education contests that it could have fixed dilapidated toilets


Law | 23 November 2017

Day 8: Education department had funds to fix toilet in which Michael Komape drowned

Expert witness gives damning testimony against Limpopo government


Law | 22 November 2017