Case may end Abrahams' reign as NPA boss
National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Shaun Abrahams could be out of office sooner than expected if his predecessor, Mxolisi Nxasana, gets the job back. The issue is at the heart of a case to be heard in the Gauteng ...
Zuma's man allegedly tried to bribe evidence leader
New State Security Minister Bongani Bongo is accused of offering a bribe, in a form of ‘blank cheque’, to the evidence leader of Parliament’s state capture inquiry, Advocate Ntuthuzelo Vanara. A Sunday Times report says Vanara made the allegation ...
Eskom silencing Koko witnesses?
Key witnesses in the disciplinary hearing of suspended Eskom executive Matshela Koko are crying foul for what appears to be a campaign of intimidation designed to silence them. A Business Day report notes in the past two weeks, both France ...
Groups seek stay of nuclear power plans
Court strikes down private estate's apartheid-style rules
Molefe gets cushy Defence Force job
Walus parole denial to be challenged in High Court
CPS under-stated grants profit, agency claims
Pauw alert to ominous silence on legal front
Mkhwebane withdraws bid to postpone Absa hearing
Court rules for judge's widow on marital assets
Zuma's big spenders carry on spending
Necsa boss off the hook over use of car
Eskom needs structural adjustment, not increase – expert
MultiChoice poised to axe Gupta TV
Icasa acts to lower Internet data costs
Details on social grants agreement tomorrow
Senior EFF official accused of assaulting woman
Sex pest teachers still roaming schools
Show soldiers we care, or else, commission warns
Sachs gets post in Gauteng Health Department
Fund tells law firm's victims to lodge claims
Porritt in SCA bid to get out of jail
Enviroserv attorney demands landfill nuisance details
Faith in rule of law lost – Cape Law Society
Class action planned against holiday clubs
Sasol approves R21bn B-BBEE scheme
Panayiotou judge has formidable track record
Burglaries at state institutions driven by politics – expert
Fais Ombud has property syndication schemes backlog
Public safety project raises millions for city coffers
Legislation: Minimum Wage, LRA and BCEA Bills out for comment
Input is sought by 30 November on a draft National Minimum Wage Bill gazetted on Friday, along with proposed amendments to the Labour Relations Act and Basic Conditions of Employment Act, reports Pam Saxby for Legalbrief Policy Watch. As reported ...
Legislation: Electronic Communications Bill targets transformation
Comment is sought within 30 days on a draft Electronic Communications Amendment Bill, the overarching purpose of which is to align the Act with policy imperatives in the White Paper on integrated ICT, notes Pam Saxby for Legalbrief Policy Watch ...
Legislation: Input sought on revised out-of-bundle data regulations
Revised draft amendments to the 2016 end-user and subscriber service charter regulations were gazetted on Friday for comment within 30 days, reports Legalbrief Policy Watch. They are accompanied by an explanatory note summarising stakeholder input on proposals released in August ...
Legislation: More improvements to public sector accounting standards
Public sector accounting standards on the ‘relevance, faithful representativeness and comparability of … information’ on ‘social benefits’ included in a reporting entity’s financial statements are being improved, reports Legalbrief Policy Watch. To that end, input is sought by 2 March ...
Pit toilet death – family 'suffered severe psychological trauma'
The family of the Limpopo schoolboy who died after falling into a pit toilet three years ago suffered severe psychological trauma, the Limpopo High Court (Polokwane) heard on Friday. Clinical psychologist Steven Molepo was testifying during the civil litigation hearing ...
Jayde's sister wants harshest sentence for Panayiotou
Jayde Panayiotou’s sister‚ Toni Inggs‚ took the stand in the Eastern Cape High Court (Port Elizabeth) on Friday to ask for the harshest sentence available for her former brother-in-law and his two accomplices, notes a TimesLIVE report. Inggs said ...
Pathologist facing pressure in Rohde trial
Jason Rohde’s defence team are expected to pull no punches today when they continue cross-examining state pathologist Akmal Coetzee-Kahn in the Western Cape High Court, according to a Weekend Argus report. They will question his findings about what caused ...
Five on trial for gang rape and double murder
Interdict to end violence in East London taxi war
Residents' opening salvo against eatery dismissed with costs
Zuma and the hijacking of the Treasury...
News that President Jacob Zuma has bulldozed the country’s National Treasury to adopt a fee free higher education proposal without following standard process and scrutiny is a serious blow to the Treasury’s credibility, says the University of Johannesburg ...
Football players linked to Africa’s ‘modern day slavery’
The plight of African football players strutting their stuff in the leagues of Europe – and negotiating legal contracts was addressed by a high-level panel at the IBA Regional Forum Conference in Accra on Friday. Legalbrief reports that speakers addressed several ...
Impeachment looms as Mugabe stands firm
President Robert Mugabe last night made no mention of resigning while addressing the nation on televsion hours after the ruling Zanu-PF party fired him. A report on the IoL site notes that Mugabe made his address on the state broadcaster ...
African v foreign law firms
Legalbrief reports that the dilemma of choosing local or foreign law firms to deal with African legal disputes was thrashed out at an IBA Regional Forum session in Ghana, which addressed the challenges of PPPs and PFIs on the continent ...
D-Day for ruling on Kenyan poll
Kenya's Supreme Court has until today to decide whether it will uphold last month's disputed presidential election result, a ruling that could put an end to the country's political crisis. The country witnessed two presidential elections in ...
Jurors urged to convict Benghazi ‘mastermind’
Militia chief linked to DRC beheadings
Mauritania tightens blasphemy laws
Ghana CJ moves to upgrade court system
Bill proposes biggest US business tax cut in history
The US House of Representatives last week approved a Bill to overhaul the US tax code by a vote of 227-205. According to a Jurist report, the Bill proposes a $1.5trn tax cut for business and individuals throughout the ...
Death of one of England's greatest lawyers
English lawyer Jeremy Hutchinson, who fought legal battles during the counter-cultural ferment of the 1960s and 70s that helped broaden freedom of expression in the UK, died last week at the age of 102. According to a BBC News report ...
Buddha tattoo nurse wins compensation from Sri Lanka
A British woman has won nearly £4 000 in compensation from a Sri Lankan court after being wrongly deported for having a Buddha tattoo on her arm. According to a report in The Independent, Naomi Coleman, a mental health nurse ...
US judge frees man wrongly jailed for 50 years
Sacked Venezuelan official reports Maduro to ICC
UK law firm acknowledges transgender staff
Paraguay to extradite football graft suspect to US
* A man has been sentenced to three life terms at the Ladysmith Regional Court. Jabulani Mtshali (43) was sentenced for two counts of rape and murder.
* The Director of Public Prosecutions in Grahamstown, citing lack of evidence, has declined to prosecute two men accused of starting a fire that burnt down parts of the Premier's office building on the afternoon of 30 June. Mpandlane Vellem ...
* Two men have been convicted by the KZN High Court (Pietermaritzburg) of murdering farmer Daniel Swanepoel (57) and will be sentenced on 22 January after pleading guilty. Sibusiso Mbatha (23) and Ayanda Mncube (21) were convicted of murder, kidnapping and ...