NEWS100 1906

Vital statistics; Real Rate of Return; Retirement Funding; Domestic Workers; Real Increases in Earnings; Job Grades;STATSSA Earnings vs Corporate Survey; Deduction of State Grant


NEWS99 1812

Vital statistics; Even linear real increases; Message for the Juta editors of Corbett & Honey (The Quantum of Damages in Bodily and Fatal Injury cases); STATSSA earnings data; Prescription holiday:


NEWS98 1806

Vital statistics; QYB STATSSA earnings; Pension contributions; Industrial psychologists joint minute derelictions; "Possible" misunderstandings; The lump-sum rule prevails for non-RAF matters; Industrial Psychologist QYB omission.


NEWS97 1712

Vital statistics; Remarriage contingency; Real increases in earnings; Constitutional damages; Costs of domestic assistant by instalments for RAF matters; Quantum Yearbook 2017 corrigenda.


NEWS96 1706

Vital statistics;  Expenses paid by RAF undertaking; The earnings data board; Government budgeting guidelines.


NEWS95 1612

Vital statistics;  The “Sweatman” CAP;  The “Marikana” wage settlement;  Intestate minimum for a widow;  Death, divorce and remarriage;  Support by tacit agreement;  Dating of expert reports.


NEWS94 1606

Vital statistics; CAP apportionment;  Attendant and househelp expenses;  Costs of curator bonis;  Retirement age for teachers;  Beware the unmarried widow;  Support from a State grant.


NEWS93 1512

Vital statistics; Medical expenses net capitalisation rate; Division of matrimonial assets subject to accrual; “Gratuitous” payments of support;
Deduction for inheritance of bond debt;  Mora interest.


NEWS92 1506

Vital statistics; Koch Consulting Actuaries cc; Road Accident Fund “CAP”; State welfare benefits for children;
Dippenaar v Shield revisited.


NEWS91 1412

Prescribed rate of interest; Foster care grants are now deductible; Civil service salary increases; CPI/CPIX confusion,Accrual benefits; Deduction of investment interest.


NEWS90 1406

Vital statistics; Damages for loss of support; Wrongful entry; Illegal earnings; Wrongful arrest; AIDS/HIV mortality; Unemployed claimants; Retirement ages; Fringe benefits.


NEWS89 1312

Vital statistics, Trust losses after injury, Consent to a second wife, Apportionment of death claims, Accrual benefits in estate, Application of the R160000 CAP, Large awards for general damages, Loss of support


NEWS88 1306

Vital statistics, Absconded webmaster, Reinforcements, AIDS mortality, The R160000 CAP, Misdirected Industrial Psychologists, Claims settlemens by minors, Retirement ages, Pre-existing child support grant


NEWS87 1209

Vital statistics, The injured widow, Application of the "CAP", Inheritance by children.


NEWS86 1206

Vital statistics; Child names; Alternative Robert Koch; "The clanking of medieval chains"; The right to damages of a common-law wife; Deduction of notional tax on lost earnings.


NEWS85 1203

Vital statistics: Outdated proof of earnings: Santam v Fourie revisited: One claim for all: Adoption by customary law: The value of lost sick leave: Claims once limited to R25000: Nil spread differential contingencies: Chiefs & indians - the corporate pyramid.


NEWS84 1112

Vital statistics; Discounting to date of death; Claims for maintenance from deceased estates; Corporate earnings surveys (WRONG WRONG WRONG).


NEWS83 1109

Vital statistics; Government salary increase for 2011;  Civil service pension increases;  Lost inheritance prospects;  The paper it is written on;  Formal and informal.


NEWS82 1106

Vital statistics; CAP corrigendum; Notional COID benefits; Life partner claim from deceased estate; Unlikely earnings; Job seeking skills; "Piece worker"; Joint minutes.


NEWS81 1103

Vital statistics;  Quantum Yearbook 2011 corrigenda;  Application of the CAP;  50% reduction of industrial psychologist fees;  Fraud charges against widows;  Reduced life expectancy;  Corporal punishment by a teacher;  Lump-sum maintenance from deceased estate


NEWS80 1012

The looming legislation; Domestic worker fringe benefits; Treatment of AIDS; Wrongful failure to terminate a birth.


NEWS79 1009

Inflation rates; Post office savings; RAF file references; Damages for pregnancy termination failure; The remarried widow; Damages for death of a bridegroom; "Likely" earnings; Percentage impairments; Adv John Mullins says:


NEWS78 1006

General damages for adultery; Differential living costs; Saved travel costs: Currency conversion; Saved living costs; Child support grant is deductible; Inheritance of the family home; Discounting to date of delict.


NEWS77 1003

eMail instructions; The engaged couple; Weather reports; Hypothetical support; Unfair awards.


NEWS76 0912

Future expenses deduction for general contingencies; Informal sector job creation; Use of a company vehicle; Family background substantially affects career prospects; SARS taxation of small retirement lump sums; General damages for young persons; New QOD citation.


NEWS75 0909

Financial statistics; Linear vs compound real salary increases; "Earning capacity"; Foster-care grants are res inter alios acta; Government pension fund retirement age.


NEWS74 0906

The new CPI; Unemployed house-husbands; The deceased child; Interest on general damages; Overtime; Income tax; Pity Mr Zuma's wives; Expert report time periods; Earnings from spaza shops.


NEWS73 0903

Newsletters by "snailmail"; The www.robertjkoch.net website; Dates for medico-legal reports; State old age pensions and disability grants; COID pension capitalisation; COID increases April 2008; Interest on general damages; General contingencies and long delays.


NEWS72 0812

Website address changed; Salary increases; Mora interest; Value of an inheritance.


NEWS71 0812

Inflation; Depreciation of taxis; Missing taxi assets; Two parts to the deceased one part to each child; E-mail to an industrial psychologist.


NEWS70 0608

Impairment ratings and general damages; R2 billion award for damages; State welfare incomes; Loss of support claims by children.


NEWS69 0308

State old age pensions; Economic theory and general damages; Indexation of awards for general damages; Damages for pure shock; Nil deduction for general contingencies.


NEWS68 1207

Assets of a widow; The "Van Drimmelin" principle; General contingency for residual earning capacity; Application for default judgment; Claim by estate for the "lost years"; Damages for the unplanned child.


NEWS67 0907

Financial statistics; Job gradings; Formal and informal sectors; Earnings at date of accident; Correction of obvious errors; Reduced life expectancy.


NEWS66 COPY OF DEBROGLIO BLOG

Copy of blog from De Broglio website: The payment of fees for litigation experts.


NEWS66 0607

The payment of fees for litigation experts.


NEWS65 0307

Partnership losses; State welfare benefits and the means test; General contingencies - some historical tidbits; Judicial inflation oops!



NEWS64 1206

Loss of life cover; Damages awards and income tax; Blended earnings scenarios; Attorneys operating as "Inc"; Loss of earnings by a widow.


NEWS63 0906

The RAF Act amendment Act; The attorneys' Fidelity Fund and expert witness fees; Indivisible household expenses; Travelling expenses; International relative cost of living; Compensation for income not declared to SARS (see case name correction in March 2007 newsletter).


NEWS62 0606

Financial statistics; International relative cost of living; Overlapping rights of action; Abolishment of the common-law right of action for damages; Mozambique wheelchairs.


NEWS61 0306

The new legislation: retrospectivity, common-law right, limited liability, passenger claims, general damages, medical costs tariff, legal costs; Defrocked attorneys and expert witness fees; The Fidelity Fund; Expected duration of hip replacements.


NEWS60 1205

Quantum Yearbook 2006; Black Laws Amendment Act and working wives; Common-law wives (the "houvrou"); COID compensation is not so inadequate (but it is different); Use of leg prostheses; the Mozambique limbless.


NEWS59 0905

www.statssa.gov.za; "Formal sector" defined; "informal sector" defined; Jurisdiction for actuaries (and other expert witnesses).


NEWS58 0508

E-mail newsletters; The financial scene; Saved living expenses; Working overseas; Cost-of-living international comparisons; Fiscal drag; COID claims - a new harvest for MVA lawyers?; ex RAF semper aliquid nova.


NEWS57 0305

Financial statistics; House prices; The www.robertjkoch.com website; Mannie Jantjies; Increased petrol levy; Mortality of lower income whites; Deferred payment of my fees; Payments by provident funds; same-sex marriages.


NEWS56 1204

Quantum Yearbook 2005; State disability grants; Fraud at the RAF; Value of a chance; Increased awards for general damages; Interest and the "in duplum" rule.


NEWS55 0904

E-mail newsletters; Maintenance orders; COID "claw backs"; COID and limited claims; COID and apportionment of damages; COID and "like from like"; COID administrative delays; Touting: good or evil?; Instalment settlements; Insolvent estates.


NEWS54 0604

E-mail newsletters; Marital property regimes; Equal opportunity in the new South Africa; Same sex "marriages"; Retirement after age 65; The truth (philosophically speaking).


NEWS53 0304

Financial statistics; Informal sector opinions; Dependency to age 21; State disability grants and apportionment of damages; Reducing overtime; Unemployed husbands; Stepchildren and customary law.


NEWS52 1203

Prescribed Rate of Interest Amendment Act 7 of 1997; Loss of inheritance prospects; Damages that are difficult to quantify; The problem of non-cohabitant parents.


NEWS51 0903

Apportionment of undertakings (correction); Salary surveys and other tidbits; Sick leave; Capitalised and "recapitalised"; The wealthy wife; Law reform needed (s31(5) of the The Black laws Amendment Act 76 of 1963).


NEWS50 0603

(numbering error noted) Procedural delays; RAF "actuarial" calculations; Apportionment of undertakings (see correction in September 2003 newsletter); Deferred payment of actuarial fees; HIV/AIDS and life expectancy; "Normal contingencies".


NEWS49 0603

Procedural delays; RAF "actuarial" calculations; Apportionment of undertakings (see correction in September 2003 newsletter); Deferred payment of actuarial fees; HIV/AIDS and life expectancy; "Normal contingencies".


NEWS48 0303

Reform of road accident compensation; Instalment compensation; Single parents.


NEWS47 1202

Xmas presents for amputees; Above-knee prostheses; Xmas presents for widows: "loss" of notional widow's pension; Xmas presents for widow: "loss" of share of deceased's notional pension; Saved living expenses; More children, more money!


NEWS46 0902

The State disability grant; Inflation: "headline" or "CPI(X)"?; 25% discount on actuarial fees; Cohabitation as a ground for claiming loss of support; Black and white statistics.


NEWS44 0302

2,5% per year net capitalisation rate; The indigent parent; Compensation to be paid directly to claimants; Intestate succession; "Common-law" wives and notional children; Statutory limits to overtime; The unemployed husband; Age for dependency for children.


NEWS43 1201

Earnings in the informal sector; Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Whiplash injuries.


NEWS42 0901

Consumer price index; Apportionment of costs of curator bonis; Volume 5 of Corbett & Honey; General damages for death of wife and child; Insufficient evidence for past loss of earnings; Normal retirement age; Parental indigence.


NEWS41 0601

Financial statistics; Clothing advisor; Retirement at age 55; Gains offset against losses; The patrimonial value of a right of support; Residual earning capacity.


NEWS40 0301

AIDS mortality.



NEWS39 1200

Inheritances by children deducted from lost support; Birth rates; Relative cost of living; More life tables; Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 130 of 1993 (COID Act).


NEWS38 0900

Curator bonis and costs of security; General damages - relief from the need to work; Partial disability.


NEWS37 0600

Financial statistics; Loss of support & illegitimate children; Assessment of Damages Act 9 of 1969; State welfare child grants; Contractual support as a basic for damages.


NEWS36 0300

Earnings questionnaires - pity the employer; Quantum Yearbook 2000 errata; Capital gains tax; Net capitalisation rates; Remarriage rates for men; "Capitalised and recapitalised".


NEWS35 1299

The English scene; The Irish scene; Quadriplegia - general damages; Drivers for the blind; Divorced women; Child maintenance; Islamic widows; Curator boniscosts of security; Raised shoes.


NEWS34 0999

Financial statistics; Interest and inflation: Quo vadis?; Family life in South Africa; Excessive attorney fees; Claims arising from the death of a single mother; Indigency of parents; Average payout by RAF.


NEWS33 0699

Effect of award on compensation; RAF website; Department of Statistics website; Damages for divorcees; The remarriage deduction; Dependency of children.


NEWS32 0399

Financial statistics; Cost of living international comparisons; The remarried widow; The Corbett & Buchanan/Honey case reports; Sick leave entitlement in the civil service; Epilepsy; Actuarial calculations by the RAF.


NEWS31 1298

Overtime earnings; Potentially polygamous marriages; The Assessment of Damages Act 9 of 1969; Wrongful arrest and detention.


NEWS30 0998

Financial statistics; Expert reports - Wouldn't it be so nice..; Reform of the Road Accident Fund; Remarriage deductions and claims for loss of support; Costs ofcurator bonis for loss of support awards; Maintenance payments by a surviving parent.


NEWS28 0398

Maintaining cover under new legislation for MVA claims; Curator bonis and expenses; Investment of compensation money; Interest on unliquidated damages; Potential earnings v Likely earnings.


NEWS27 1297

Interest on damages; Retrospective interest; Medico-legal reports; Past loss of earnings; Remarriage rates for black widows.


NEWS26 0997

Prescribed interest on past losses; Damages for an unplanned child; The unemployed victim; More than one widow; Fees for professional witnesses.


NEWS25 0697

Graffiti; Prescribed Rate of Interest Amendment Act: Interest calculations; Collateral benefits; COID (WCA) awards; Evidence; AIDS; Probabilities and possibilities; State grants and pensions: the means test.


NEWS24 0397

The Quantum Yearbook 1997; Internet; Putting it all in one word; The "life expectancy" of hip replacements; The "discretionary" benefits; The extended family: claims for loss of support.


NEWS23 1296

Apportionment of undertakings correction; Accelerated benefits deducted from death claims; Working wives and death claims; Whiplash statistics; Earnings of domestic servants.


NEWS22 0996

Board appointment; Cheques and bank accounts; Late payments; Notification of settlements; Knee replacements; Measuring the degree of whiplash; Apportionment of undertakings; Accelerated benefits.


NEWS21 0696

The Road Accident White Paper; No-fault insurance; Formula basis; Rehabilitation centres; Reducing costs; Civil service pension fund; RJ Koch 25% discounts.


NEWS20 0396

Quantum Yearbook publishers; Qualifying fees; Changes to civil service pension benefits; The "self-supporting dependant"; Hawker earnings; A solution to unemployment?; Proposed MVA legislation.


NEWS19 1295

Interim payments; General damages for unconscious victims; Tenders (payments into Court); Erring actuaries?; Black estates.


NEWS18 0995

The new contingency deduction; WCA deductions and apportionment; Public sector salary scales; Interest on damages.


NEWS17 0695

Compensation for wrongful dismissal; General damages for shock; State disability benefits and accident compensation; Use of the family home; Savings from the deceased's income.


NEWS16 0395

WCA benefits and the apportionment of damages; Employment of school leavers; Actuarial obscurantism; Apportionment of death claims; Accelerated benefits for children.


NEWS15 1294

Maintenance claimed from breadwinner's estate; Risk of divorce; 3rd party claims "Drastic measures proposed".



NEWS14 0994

Long bond yields and future inflation; Stepchildren and the duty of support; Contributory negligence of a deceased breadwinner; Accelerated benefits and children.


NEWS13 0694

State disability grants; Travelling expenses; Reduced medication costs; Reciprocal duties of support.


NEWS12 0394

Deduction for taxation; Increased business expenses; General contingencies; General damages and future medical procedures; Instalment compensation and causation; Reduced life expectancy; Medical ethics; Houses for paraplegics.


NEWS11 1293

Farewell John Melville; Thesis project completed; Analysing maintenance problems; Instalment agreements are once-and-for-all; Cost of curator bonis; Apportionment of WCA benefits.


NEWS10 0993

Report back from clients; When we do work in the Transvaal; Spinal cord injuries; Instalment compensation is taxable;  Contingency of early or late death; Cost ofcurator bonis/trustee; Protection against price escalation; Capping of claims.


NEWS09 0693

>General damages for shock of death; Overdraft interest is not damages; General sales tax is not compensated; Assets of a wife; Apportionment of family income.


NEWS08 0493

Damages for loss of support for child adopted under black customary law; Whiplash injuries; General damages for shock of death; Expert reports; Wording of undertakings; Unemployment statistics; Leg amputation with no loss of earning capacity.


NEWS07 0292

The Quantum Yearbook 1993; Escalating support payments; The MMF is solvent; Whiplash injuries; General damages for shock of death; Apportionment of death claims.


NEWS06 1292

Value of a Wife's Services in the Home; Apportionment of the Services of a Wife and Mother; Escalating Support Payments; Life Insurance Premiums; Earning Capacity of  Breadwinner


NEWS05 1092

Business Premises; Assessments of General Damages; Courier Services; C&B; Speculative Claims; Discount for Early Death; Marriage Prospects and Injury Claims; Saved Living Expenses and Injury Claims; Travel Costs


NEWS04 0892

John Melville has Qualified; Verification of Data; Earning Capacity and Income Tax; Impecuniosity; Beware of Marriage Certificates; Reform we would like to see; State Grants


NEW03 0692

The Advocates' Devil; Consumer Price Index; Extra Mortality for Amputees; Consuming Interest and Capital; Curator Bonis; Net Capitalization Rates; Interest on Damages


NEWS02 0492

The Quantum Yearbook; Workmen's Compensation; The Advocates' Devil; Koch "Damages for Lost Income"; Travelling Costs; Trial Management; Recusal of a Judge?; Deduction for Remarriage; Value of a Right to Support; Value of the Chance


NEWS01 0292

This Newsletter; Who are we?; Workmen's Compensation; Medical Inflation; General Damages and Medical Expenses; General contingencies; Support from Deceased Estate.


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