Court name
Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa
Case number
399 of 2020
Case name
NBC Holdings (Pty) Ltd v Akani Retirement Fund Administrators (Pty) Ltd
Media neutral citation
[2021] ZASCA 136
Case summary:

Defamation – application proceedings – relief directed at compensating the claimant for harm caused by publication of defamatory material – such relief, whether damages, an apology or a retraction cannot be claimed in motion proceedings where there are disputes of fact, but requires evidence to be led.

Discretion of judge in granting relief in defamation case – factors to be taken into account.

Wallis JA
Makgoka JA
Schippers JA
Plasket JA
Carelse JA