Zuma lawyer avoiding prosecution on 'spy tapes'
President Jacob Zuma’s attorney, Michael Hulley, may avoid prosecution for being in possession of the so-called spy tapes as no one has challenged the legality of the recordings, says a Business Day report. It notes the tapes are recordings ...
Court asked to cut Minister's powers over SABC
While Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo recently had to answer difficult questions in Parliament as to why a permanent SABC board has not yet been appointed, the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) is due to deliver judgment this week in an application ...
McKinsey admits judgment 'lapse' on Eskom deals
McKinsey admitted to lapses in judgment and failing to adhere to its administrative processes in its work for Eskom with Gupta-linked Trillian. But a Business Day report says the global consultancy claims that it had not fired any staff or ...
ANC leaders urged to create anti-graft court
Cutting Indians, coloureds from BEE deals slammed
Shaky start for Koko disciplinary hearing
Parents told of death eight months later
Public Works gets adverse audit opinion
SAPS paid R50m in civil claims in 2016/17
Assaulted attorney warns police of court action
Wider probe into racism at top school
MPs urge action over school sex revelations
Outa cites fraud to oppose Eskom tariff increase
Private prosecution of Modise considered by NSPCA
Mbete cleared over event non-payment claim
Constructions sector threatens action over charter delay
Discovery gets banking licence
Justice Project queries car licence fees hike
Legislation: Three nuclear energy Bills planned
A National Nuclear Regulator Amendment Bill is being drafted to ‘strengthen and harmonise’ SA’s nuclear regulatory framework, according to the Department of Energy’s 2016/17 annual report. While it is one of three Bills expected to be ready ...
Legislation: Inclusionary Housing Bill mooted?
An Inclusionary Housing Bill featured under ‘legislative and other mandates’ in the Department of Human Settlements’ 2017/18 annual report may have slipped in by mistake. It is not mentioned anywhere else in the document – and it is not already ...
Father accused of raping foster daughter gets R500 bail
A father accused of raping, sodomising and ‘sexually grooming’ his now teenage foster child was granted R500 bail in the Khayelitsha Magistrate’s Court yesterday, with strict conditions that he stays at a different address for the duration of the ...
Second Rohde autopsy of concern – state pathologist
A state pathologist, giving evidence in the murder trial of Jason Rohde, said he was concerned about the impartiality and findings of an independent post-mortem requested by the accused, News24 reports. Rohde, on trial in the Western Cape High Court ...
Van Breda judge chides pathologist for 'clouded' report
A witness for the defence in the trial of triple murder accused Henri van Breda admitted in the Western Cape High Court yesterday that she has never been employed in a forensic laboratory. According to a report on the IoL ...
Panayiotou mistress claims police humiliated her
Trial-within-a-trial to assess Lamoer secret surveillance
Home Affairs denies migrants constitutional rights
Despite the National Development Plan’s ambition to reduce unemployment to 14% by 2020, the Department of Home Affairs is hampering the ability of highly-skilled, international migrants to create new businesses that can drive job creation and economic growth, says ...
A Matter of Justice
Counting the cost of bad financial advice
Financial advisers have to take out indemnity insurance before they may give advice to potential investors. But what happens when the insurance company has an exclusion clause in place that automatically rejects crucial claims – claims brought by clients against brokers ...
Leaked e-mails show ICC’s Kenyatta ‘bungle’
The claim by the International Criminal Court (ICC) that Kenya was not co-operative during President Uhuru Kenyatta’s trial on charges of crimes against humanity was an attempt by the court to save face. This is according to a French ...
Nigerian governor slammed for honouring Zuma
Nigerians and a civil society group have criticised their government for bestowing President Jacob Zuma with numerous honours and a giant bronze statue over the weekend. Zuma was on a visit to Imo State, Nigeria, to strengthen economic ties when ...
Kenya’s unique election circumstances tackled
The ruling Jubilee Party has adopted various strategies to legitimise President Uhuru Kenyatta's victory in the 26 October election re-run after his main challenger, Raila Odinga, withdrew from the poll. A report on the allAfrica site notes that these ...
Trump's US threat to Africa’s LGBT gains – activist
YouTube lifts restrictions on Swazi reed dance
Former Lesotho military official charged with murder
How Weinstein lawyers kept him out of court
Despite a witness producing solid evidence of sexual harassment, alleged sex predator, film producer Harvey Weinstein, has managed to avoid being summoned to court, notes a report in The New York Times. An Italian lingerie model, Ambra Battilana, set up ...
Rules for expelling UK practitioners under scrutiny
The UK Law Society has demanded to see proof that would justify making it easier to strike practitioners off the roll. Chancery Lane says that no evidence has yet been produced to support altering the standard of proof for cases ...
Would-be judges should observe process – commissioner
Inexperienced solicitors who want a career on the Bench should spend time in a court public gallery, a judicial appointments commissioner has suggested. According to a Law Gazette report, as her second three-year term as a commissioner approaches its end ...
Uber appeals against London ban
Life terms for UK drivers who cause death
Brexit may weaken discrimination laws – watchdog
No fanfare for Moors murderer's burial, judge rules
* A man accused of raping two students at the Nelson Mandela University, appeared briefly in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court where the case was postponed to next week. The accused, on parole when he is alleged to have raped ...
* Nhanhla Zungu, a Communist Party district secretary who was arrested at a roadblock over the weekend when found in possession of a firearm without a licence‚ was released yesterday following a short appearance in the Umzimkhulu Magistrate's Court on ...