Gupta-linked firm 'fabricated' Nene letter
Gupta-linked business associates wrote and peddled a letter in the name of former Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene – who has called it a ‘fake/fabrication’ – relating to the funding of Transnet’s multibillion-rand locomotive procurement. A Business Day report says the ...
Bid to suspend 'bad faith' charter under way
In what marks the beginning of a long haul through the courts, the Chamber of Mines laid out its grievances with the new Mining Charter in a 274-page founding affidavit yesterday, notes Legalbrief. It is asking the Gauteng High Court ...
Department hiring lawyers to fight flood of litigation
The Home Affairs Department, on the receiving end of about 50 new cases every week, is hiring legally qualified people in its directorates of immigration affairs and civic services to monitor and act quickly to tackle these issues. ‘On a ...
DA wants 'spying' answers from Home Affairs
Three involved in Timol's death still alive – witness
Lawyers urged not to delay sheriffs' payments
Review of AG's powers as early as August
Charter plan may hit stumbling block at banks
Mkhwebane move likely to bring downgrade – Marcus
Reserve Bank toolkit to tackle systemic risk
Stock exchange seeks to block rival
Traditional leadership battle in High Court
SPCA laments court's disregard for animals
Students unhappy with Maties' rape study
Back to drawing board on Home Affairs weekend work
CFO claims politics played part in fraud conviction
Liquidations, insolvencies down despite recession
SA rhino breeder to auction stockpiled horn
Policy: Treasury ‘undecided’ on challenging Public Protector
National Treasury ‘has yet to decide’ whether it will challenge remedial action widely perceived to threaten the independence of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) – ordered last week by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane (Engineering News). This is according to Finance ...
Legislation: Input sought on ‘strengthening’ political party funding Act
Parliament’s Ad Hoc Committee on Political Party Funding has called for input by 21 July on ways in which the 1997 Public Funding of Represented Political Parties Act could be strengthened ‘to allow for greater transparency’, reports Pam Saxby ...
No jailtime for parents who assaulted twins
A mother and father who have been convicted of being accessories to the attempted murder and serious assault of their two-month-old twin babies, resulting in the severe brain damage of one, will not be facing jail time. According to a ...
Police slammed for missing rape exam on murdered Soweto pair
A pathologist in the case of murdered friends Popi Qwabe and Bongeka Phungula did not conduct a rape kit exam because he was busy, the Protea Magistrate’s Court has been told, according to a News24 report. The news emerged ...
Panayiotou co-accused 'tricked' into revealing address
The Eastern Cape High Court (Port Elizabeth) has heard how one of the co-accused in the Christopher Panayiotou case was tricked into giving his details to the police. According to a News24 report, Panayiotou and his co accused, Sinethemba Nenembe ...
Case of Coligny murder accused postponed
Coffin case moved to High Court
Eskom employee denies murdering Thembisile Yende
Embracing technology to promote justice
The judgment handed down by the SCA last week regarding the filming of Henri van Breda’s criminal trial is a significant one, writes Willem de Klerk, an experienced litigation attorney and Johannesburg-based media lawyer, in an analysis on the ...
The Gupta e-mails and the law ...
The leaked e-mails between government servants and Gupta lieutenants suggest prima facie evidence of corruption, but will the public interest trump protection of information law if the matter goes to court? It’s a question raised in a BusinessLIVE examination ...
A Matter of Justice
Time limit on advocates' arguments proposed
Advocates could soon be limited in the time they may have to argue a case, by a change to the rules proposed in an important new draft report commissioned by the heads of court. If the proposals are accepted, there ...
MP in the dock on wildlife trafficking charges
A Zanu-PF MP has gone on trial in Zimbabwe on charges of illegally possessing a pangolin. Legalbrief reports that the anteaters are the most illegally trafficked mammals in the world and their scales are used in traditional Asian medicines. The ...
Fake Zimbabwe secret agent convicted
A Zimbabwean man who posed as a secret agent while security officials were holding a briefing before President Robert Mugabe's recent rally in Mutare, has been convicted. New Zimbabwe reports that Elmos Sigelagelani, pleaded guilty to criminal nuisance charges ...
Chagos Islands dispute referred to ICJ
A dispute between the UK and Mauritius over disputed island territory in the Indian Ocean is to be referred to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The UN General Assembly voted by 94 countries to 15 that The Hague should ...
French authorities investigating Congo President's daughter
Morocco seeks extradition of 'drug trafficker'
Zimbabwe's protest pastor arrested again
Independent judiciary key to UK's post-Brexit success
New efforts should be made to promote the ‘unique selling point’ of the independent judiciary to ensure that the UK remains a jurisdiction of choice for dispute resolution after Brexit, the head of the Chancery Division has said. According to ...
Amnesty shines spotlight on hate crime in Britain
Amnesty International UK last week called for improved police training and a review of the legal framework as they relate to hate crimes in the UK. A Jurist report notes that in a news briefing titled ‘Against Hate: Tackling hate ...
Faulty airbag company files for bankruptcy
Japan’s crisis-hit car parts maker Takata has filed for bankruptcy protection, after deadly faults in its airbags triggered the industry’s biggest ever safety recall. According to a report in The Guardian, the Tokyo-based car parts giant is facing ...
Indian doctor arrested in UK for illegally circumcising baby
Russian faces 729 counts of raping foster daughters
Brazilian former Minister sentenced for corruption
China jails casino employees in crackdown on gambling