State capture network's silent coup revealed
Days before a crucial meeting of the ANC’s national executive committee, where President Jacob Zuma is again to be asked to resign, a large group of university academics has released research revealing that SA has undergone ‘a silent coup ...
Another case lodged against arms deal
Following politically-connected attorney Ajay Sooklal's affidavit in support of a Gauteng High Court application by Corruption Watch and Right2Know to have the findings of the Seriti Commission into the arms deal set aside, the Quaker Peace Centre has instituted ...
Diplomatic storm brews as Zambia bars Maimane
The government is to call in the Zambian High Commissioner to demand an explanation for why his government prevented DA leader Mmusi Maimane from entering Zambia yesterday. ‘We intend calling in the Zambian High Commissioner to come and explain this ...
Now Zuma gets involved with Eskom investigation
Court date set for push against Molefe appointment
Budlender's Trillian state capture investigation stymied
Radical changes to Competition Act – Minister
Chamber boss backs inquiry into state capture
Court bars export of elephants for use in circuses
Attorneys served with defamation summonses
Former Rwanda general's refugee status under review
DA takes jobs-for-cash saga to Public Protector
DStv admits to price fixing
Attorney facing range of fraud charges
Acting AbaThembu king withdraws case against mother
Legislation: EE compliance to be public procurement requirement
Section 53 and Chapters II and III of the Employment Equity Act look set to come into effect this year with the aim of addressing ongoing ‘stubborn non-compliance’, reports Pam Saxby for Legalbrief Policy Watch. Noting the need for ‘much ...
Legislation: More time to comment on Land Restitution Bill
The deadline for comment on an ANC-initiated Land Restitution Amendment Bill has been extended to 31 May, reports Legalbrief Policy Watch. As previously reported by Legalbrief Today, among other things the private member’s Bill seeks to criminalise all activities ...
Legislation: Slow progress with SOC Shareholder Management Bill
A draft state-owned company (SOC) Shareholder Management Bill could see the light of day before the end of this financial year, according to Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown – who has conceded that improved SOC performance is ‘non-negotiable’, and that structural ...
Legislation: Environmental Laws Amendment Bill tabled
A National Environmental Laws Amendment Bill introduced in Parliament this week among other things seeks to clarify a raft of provisions in the legislation concerned with implications for mining rights applications – as well as activities associated with prospecting, exploration and ...
Policy: Agreement on high-demand spectrum re-allocation
The return and re-allocation of high demand radio spectrum by way of a state-owned network will be a much longer process than the National Integrated ICT Policy White Paper apparently implies – allowing affected operators to retain the resources concerned until ...
Vicky Momberg to call doctor in her race case defence
Estate agent Vicky Momberg wants to call the doctor who compiled a psychological report on her behalf to testify in her criminal case. Momberg is facing four counts of crimen injuria in the Randburg Magistrate's Court, notes a TimesLIVE ...
Van Breda avoids sight of murdered family members' photos
Murder accused Henri van Breda sat on the far end of the dock in the Western Cape High Court yesterday in a bid to avoid seeing photos of his murdered family members. According to a News24 report, pathologist Dr Daphne ...
Killer artist shouldn't be imprisoned – expert witnesses
Expert witnesses believe that Zwelethu Mthethwa, the artist convicted of the murder of Nokuphila Kumalo, a sex worker, does not need to spend time in prison. The defence’s two witnesses, clinical psychologist Martin Yodaiken and social worker Anne Cawood ...
Novella broke Gabriela Alban's heart – mother
Delay for sentencing of Kempton Park model boss
For those who rail against the judiciary...
Those attacking the judiciary after the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) held that the President had to supply his record of decision for why he had fired certain Cabinet Ministers in his March reshuffle would do well to read the Constitutional ...
Zambians overwhelmingly reject ICC withdrawal
Zambians have overwhelmingly rejected an attempt by the government to withdraw from the International Criminal Court. A report on the allAfrica site notes that government spent $217 000 to run the survey which saw 93.3% of respondents rejecting the ...
Grandmother wins Malawi property dispute
The High Court of Malawi, sitting in Mzuzu, has ruled in favour of an 89-year-old woman in a property dispute with her own grand-daughter. The court found that the title deed of the two-hectare plot in Chikasa was given to ...
Another call for Africa inclusion on Security Council
South African President Jacob Zuma yesterday again called for the reform of the UN Security Council to include Africa. 'As Africa changes, so, too, must the instruments of global governance. That is why we continue to call for the reform ...
D-Day for convicted Ethiopian journalist
Swaziland banker charged with fraud
Tunisia gets tough on graft
Ethiopian opposition official sentenced
Another court rules against Trump's Muslim travel ban
A US Federal Appeals Court has refused to lift a temporary block on President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, says a BBC News report. The Virginia-based court said the President's broad immigration power was ‘not absolute’ and the ...
Same-sex marriage ruling a first for Asia
In a first for Asia, Taiwan’s Constitutional Court ruled in favour of same-sex marriage this week, punctuating a years-long campaign by advocates for gay rights in one of the continent’s most liberal democracies. According to a report in ...
Three UK law firms linked to fabricated evidence
Three defendant law firms in the UK are named in the latest twist in long-running litigation over the fabrication of evidence about the cost of hiring courtesy cars for road accident claimants. A Law Gazette report notes that seven expert ...
Judge rethinking ruling on Trump's funding cuts
US university fires professor accused of sexual harassment
Sweden confronted by children's rights issue
'Shabby racist' jailed for kicking pregnant Muslim
* The Northern Cape High Court in Kimberley has sentenced a man to seven life sentences as well as another 373 years imprisonment for rape, attempted rape and assault. Christian Cornelius (aka Christopher) Julies was found guilty on 34 charges, ranging ...
* A Western Cape businessman, charged with attempted murder involving a shooting incident, was released on bail when he appeared in the Goodwood District Court this week. Brian du Plessis (59) appeared before Magistrate Sean Lea, who released him on R2 ...
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