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20th July 2017
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Without Prejudice Offers can Interrupt Prescription

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Without Prejudice doesn't always mean Off the Record

On 6 July 2017 the Supreme Court of Appeal ruled that a without prejudice offer can interrupt prescription.

KLD Residential v Empire Earth Investments (1135/2016) [2017] ZASCA 98 (6 July 2017)

The Supreme Court of Appeal ruled that where an acknowledgment of indebtedness is made by a debtor to a creditor, even in without prejudice settlement negotiations, the acknowledgment may be admitted in evidence for the sole purpose of interrupting the running of the prescription period in terms of s 14 of the Prescription Act 68 of 1969.