Class action is a newish feature within South Africa's legal landscape. Cases such as the silicosis matter are likely to influence many more.
South Africa is seeing a growing body of class action.
ASX rules and other legislation state that companies must disclose any information that could affect the price or value of shares.
The case provided a platform to lay bare the ugly reality of conditions in detention, and the role of the Commonwealth and its contractors in producing and sustaining those conditions over many years.
The failure to regulate litigation funders is becoming more problematic. This is because more funders, particularly from overseas, are entering the Australian market.
Representatives of Namibian communities affected by the 1904-1908 genocide have filed a class action against Germany in the US seeking reparations for atrocities committed by Imperial Germany