History of the Bread Price Class Action Case

UPDATE: 14.11.12. - The bread price-fixing case hearings took place at the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein on November 07-08. After hearing the arguments from the lawyers, the five judges reserved judgment for a later date, possibly in December. At the heart of the arguments in Court was an application for a certificate to represent a class of all bread consumers in the Western Cape and for guidelines on procedures to conduct the trial. Our lawyers argued that, as a matter of precedent-setting principle, the Court should set a benchmark for class certification just high enough so as not to exclude ordinary people from meeting the requirements. We remain positive that the Court will grant us a class certificate and we will continue with community mobilisation around this issue.

UPDATE: 02.11.12. - The appeal in the Bread Price Fixing Class Action Case will be heard in the Bloemfontein High Court – on 6 November 2012 for the bread distributers and 7 November for consumers.

UPDATE: 13.08.12.
- The Bread Price Class Action Heads of Argument has been filed in the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA). The Respondents have until 17 August to file their Heads of Argument whereafter the SCA will allocate a date for the hearing.

UPDATE: 30.11.11 - The Supreme Court has granted us leave to appeal the decision denying us a class certification order in our case against the bread producers.