On 29 September 2015, the Presidency issued a statement that government is exploring initiating an alternative dispute process to expedite the processing of all claims arising from the tragic incidents of August 2012.
In order to take the process forward, Government lawyers have been instructed to invite the legal representatives of all the claimants to a round table discussion to be held on or before 29 January 2016. The meeting will be aimed at discussing the process to resolve the claims in a manner which is transparent, effective and expeditious.
Unfortunately, the court processes are dictated by time limits. Whilst government is considering these claims and the proposed process, both parties have continued to file the necessary court pleadings to ensure compliance with the court rules.
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SOURCE: SOUTH AFRICAN OFFICIAL NEWS