ANC again in state capture dock
The ANC was again in the state capture dock yesterday, when both First National Bank (FNB) and Absa told the Zondo inquiry they had rejected attempts by the inter-ministerial committee (IMC) to intervene on behalf of the Guptas after the ...
Gordhan ruling a victory for operation clean-up
Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has scored another victory in his project to clean up the country’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs) after nearly a decade of looting and maladministration under Jacob Zuma’s presidency, says a Business Day report. It notes the ...
Landmark ruling allows dagga use in private only
In a landmark judgment, the Constitutional Court has decriminalised the use or possession of cannabis by an adult in private for personal consumption, as well as the cultivation of it by an adult for personal use. However, the use or ...
College takes on law society over accreditation
Mavundla questioned over reserved judgments
Skills fund snaffled to pay student fees
Cronin outlines expropriation procedure
Small benefits and big risks with expropriation – IRR
Magistrate allegedly going easy on rhino poachers
NHI will fail – IRR
Long delays deny awaiting trial prisoners rights
Timol accused to apply for stay of prosecution
Court approves auction of Gupta firm assets
Lack of skills harming municipalities – Nene
Moerane report may be kept under wraps
Bid to finalise Competition Bill amendments today
FF Plus takes on Lesufi for 'anti-Afrikaans campaign'
Mob justice accounts for many Gauteng murders – stats
KZN Athletics bids to block Msunduzi stadium opening
The end of intelligence as we know it
Current job market tougher than 10 years ago
Energy: Parliamentary hearings planned for draft IRP
In anticipation of parliamentary hearings on a draft integrated resource plan released last month for comment, the National Assembly’s Energy Committee has called for written submissions by 5 October, notes Pam Saxby for Legalbrief Policy Watch. As Legalbrief Today has already reported, using ...
Legislation: Revised security sector minimum wage delay explained
The Department of Labour has confirmed that the commencement of a revised minimum wage determination for the private security sector has been delayed by a month, notes Pam Saxby for Legalbrief Policy Watch. Scheduled to come into effect on 1 September ...
Brothers sentenced for trafficking sex workers
The Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) has sentenced two brothers to more than a decade behind bars for human trafficking after they exploited two women involved in sex work. Judge Ronel Tolmay handed down a 12-year sentence to Obioma Benjamin Abba ...
Uber driver denied bail in murder case
Uber driver Tebogo Makhalemele (30) was denied bail by the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court yesterday, says a TimesLIVE report. The case returns to court on 26 October. Makhalemele is accused of murdering 71-year-old Zalman Orlianski‚ who died in hospital ...
Boy allegedly stabbed teacher over food issue
A boy who allegedly stabbed his teacher to death was unhappy because the man had refused him a second plate of food a few days earlier, says a SowetanLIVE report. The 17-year-old went into a classroom and allegedly killed his ...
Durban man appears for alleged false hijacking
Acting ConCourt judges may create wrong perceptions
While a full Bench of the Constitutional Court is 11 justices, unfilled vacancies means this is not always possible. The practice since the inception of the court is that instead of sitting eight or nine if two or three justices ...
Zondo commission must act quickly and efficiently
How the Zondo commission of inquiry goes about its work, and delivers on its mandate, will have profound constitutional and political consequences. ‘This is more so because it is clear that deposed former President Jacob Zuma, who is at the ...
Reprieve for disgraced Ghanaian banker
Ghanaian national Kweku Adoboli, the former UBS trader convicted of fraud, has been given a temporary reprieve from being deported from the UK. A judge awarded him a last-minute judicial review of his case, just hours before Adoboli was expected ...
Kinshasa urged to release jailed journalist
The DRC authorities have been urged to immediately release Tharcisse Zongia, editor-in-chief of the satirical weekly Grognon, who was jailed on 6 September on charges of criminal defamation. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) also called for the abolition of ...
DRC militia leaders surrender
A top leader who led a coalition of armed militia groups has surrendered along with hundreds of youth fighters in the central Kasai region of the DRC. A report on the News24 site notes that local authorities said Chief Ndaye ...
Daughter of Kenyan magistrate murdered
Germany and Israel address African migrant challenges
Strategic Djibouti emerges as arms trafficking hub
YouTube streaming ruling deferred pending EU decision
The German Federal Court of Justice (Der Bundesgerichtshof) has delayed a ruling in a case concerning potential copyright infringement by streaming platform, YouTube, for uploads by third parties to receive input on the issue from the Court of Justice of ...
Guatemala bars anti-graft official entry, defying ConCourt
The Guatemala Government has defied a ruling by its top court to allow the return of the man who heads a UN-backed anti-corruption commission, with officials arguing they have the right to force his replacement. According to a report in ...
UK's new terror laws may 'violate suspects' rights'
New terror laws proposed by the UK Government could violate ‘fundamental legal rights’ by giving police the power to delay suspected terrorists’ access to a solicitor, lawyers have warned. A report in The Independent notes that the Counter-Terrorism and Border ...
Venezuelans who mocked Maduro face 20 years' jail
Belgium declines to extradite rapper to Spain
UK diver sues Elon Musk for 'paedo guy' jibes
Illinois' zero emission credit nuclear subsidies upheld
* Former Cosatu second deputy president Zingiswa Losi was elected unopposed as the first female president of the union federation. Losi replaced Sdumo Dlamini who decided not to stand for re-election. The federation's general secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali and his deputy ...
* A man who allegedly threatened to kill former North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo has appeared in the Mmabatho Regional court. Ditebogo Kamogelo Molema (32), a councillor of the Mahikeng Municipality at the time, allegedly sent an SMS containing the threat ...
* Former Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) mechanical engineering student Sapho Mahilihili appeared in the Bellville Magistrate’s Court yesterday after the 2015 #FeesMustFall protest charges were re-instated against him. Mahilihili faced charges of trespassing, public violence and causing malicious damage ...
* Two KZN men have been bust with 22 200 capsules of heroin, 2 826 pieces of rock cocaine, and 505 mandrax tablets with an estimated street value of R1.3m. Kirshorlall Hambapesad and Lucas Mashaba appeared in the Chatsworth Magistrate ...
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Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development and Others v Prince; National Director of Public Prosecutions and Others v Rubin; National Director of Public Prosecutions and Others v Acton and Others  (CCT 108/17) ZACC 30
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