Court cuts politics out of Gordhan-Gupta battle
On the first day of the battle that pits Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan against the Gupta family over the closure of their Oakbay company and other accounts, the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) disposed swiftly of the extraneous politics to move ...
University's English policy ruled lawful by SCA
The University of the Free State (UFS) acted lawfully when it adopted a new language policy in March last year‚ the SCA held yesterday when it upheld an the university's appeal against a ruling of a full Bench of ...
Kathrada's death causes Zuma to hold fire
President Jacob Zuma's plans to fire Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan did not reckon with a sudden dramatic event out of his control – the passing of struggle legend Ahmed Kathrada, according to BusinessLIVE editor Ray Hartley. He suggests Zuma was ...
Minister rules out 'land grabs'
Eastern Cape drowning in medico-legal debt
Zuma silent on Nkandla fringe benefits
Parliament told to fast-track racism, hate speech laws
Spooks spied on SABC illegally, MPs told
Genesis defamation case thrown out
Tax compliance beginning to deteriorate – SARS boss
Motshekga squares off with Ministers in Parliament
MPs to quiz transport officials over eNatis chaos
Another R1bn added to SAA projected loss
Sassa spent milions on takeover that didn't happen
Judgment on decriminalising dagga this week
End of the road for DairyBelle
Policeman who killed Sowetan teen to appeal
Convictions for gang-related murders low
Fake qualifications – another probe
General: ANC blames ‘cadres’ for ‘judicial overreach’
While the ANC’s national executive committee (NEC) is concerned about ‘judicial overreach’, a media statement on this week’s meeting has conceded that it ‘occurs in instances where the executive and … legislature fail to deal adequately with matters before ...
Legislation: Relaxed regulations for artisanal miners?
Government’s approach to promoting and regulating small-scale, artisanal mining will focus on more ‘relaxed’ permit conditions, along with support in procuring ‘the necessary personal protective equipment’, according to Mineral Resources Deputy Minister Godfrey Oliphant (Mining Weekly).
Against that backdrop ...
Judge admonishes 'rude' magistrates
‘Be nice!’ This is the warning KZN High Court (Durban) Judge Johan Ploos van Amstel yesterday issued to rude magistrates and judges. A News24 report notes that he said in a judgment: ‘There are very few problems in court that ...
Man accused of killing Maties student to remain in custody
The man accused of killing Stellenbosch University student Robyn Pearce will remain in custody until 9 May to allow for further investigation, the Cape Town Magistrate's Court heard yesterday. A News24 report notes that, during his last appearance on ...
Rhodes Park trio guilty of murder and rape
The three men who raped two women and killed their husbands in Rhodes Park, Johannesburg were found guilty in the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) yesterday. According to a News24 report, Admore Ndlovu (23), Thabo Nkala (25) and Mduduzi Mathibela Lawrence ...
Journalist's absence scuppers Lincoln trial
OR Tambo heist suspect says he earns R400 000 a month
Cyclists wins R4m damages
Public procurement litigation and fair tender processes
The government spends about R500bn on procurement each year, accounting for roughly one-third of the budget and more than 10% of SA’s GDP. It is thus unsurprisingly – says ENSafrica’s Julia Ferraz-Cardoso and Razina Thokan – that public procurement has ...
Former Ivory Coast first lady cleared of war crimes
The Ivory Coast's highest criminal court yesterday found former first lady Simone Gbagbo not guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity after a trial on her alleged role in post-election abuses that led to the deaths of thousands ...
Zimbabwe policy holder takes on Old Mutual
Old Mutual faces its first major challenge from a policyholder over its very low post-hyperinflation payouts. The Herald reports that the UK-listed investment giant has been served with summons by a Harare veterinarian surgeon seeking to recover his contributions at ...
Seychelles Bill to promote free flow of information
Vice-President Vincent Meriton has confirmed that legislation improving communication channels between the government and the public will be presented to the Seychelles National Assembly for approval next month. He said the Bill will ensure that government ‘will become more proactive ...
Disgraced Nigerian governor gets bail
Rapper off the hook after insulting government
Trial of Cameroon correspondent adjourned again
Scottish Nats win vote for second independence referendum
As expected the Scottish National Party has won a key Holyrood vote on its plans for a second independence referendum. Nicola Sturgeon’s party won by a 10-vote majority after the Scottish Greens backed her proposals to formally request from ...
Not terminally ill, but he wants right to die
A father-of-three who is not terminally ill is fighting for the right to take his own life with help because ‘animals live better’ than he does. According to a report in The Daily Telegraph, Omid, whose surname cannot be revealed ...
Blacks suffer more because of 'mistrust of courts'
Black and minority-ethnic defendants may be given more severe sentences at Magistrate and Crown Courts because they distrust the criminal justice system and are reluctant to plead guilty, according to a legal thinktank. A report in The Guardian notes that ...
Race killer sought to 'deter interracial relationships'
Russia jails opposition leader Navalny
Couple fight for right to call daughter Allah
Solictor who stole from estates jailed
* A Swazi national has been sentenced to life imprisonment for kidnapping, raping and trafficking his step-daughter. The Durban Regional Court sentenced the 40-year-old to two terms of life imprisonment and a further year for violating the Immigration Act. The sentences ...
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University of the Free State v AfriForum (1027/2016)  ZASCA 32 (28 March 2017)
Review – whether decision of University to adopt language policy administrative action under Promotion of Administrative Justice Act 3 of 2000 – whether University misconstrued its power ...