Lee v Road Accident Fund 2024 (1) SA 183 (GJ)

In the case of Lee v Road Accident Fund 2024, the Gauteng Local Division, Johannesburg, set aside the respondent’s application for leave to appeal against a default judgment, ruling that such judgments are not appealable as they are rescindable. The applicant, Ms. Lee, sought damages for a car crash in 2019, and the RAF, the respondent, failed to defend the action. The court emphasized the principle established in Pitelli and rejected arguments based on the Cottonwood decision. The respondent was directed to pay the costs of the application.


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