Running riot: Bystanders claim for damages

• The High Court, in Garvis & others v South African Transport & Allied Workers Union & another (2580/2007, 9 September 2010) was required to consider the constitutionality of s 11(2) of the Regulation of Gatherings Act (RGA).
• In essence, s 11(1) of the RGA provides that if any riot damage occurs as a result of a gathering, every organisation on behalf of (or under the auspices of which) that gathering was held or the organiser will be jointly and severally liable for the riot damage.

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