Top judge lashes government for delaying tactics
The increasing incidence of government departments ignoring court orders, or launching frivolous appeals to delay justice, has been tackled by Limpopo Judge President Ephraim Makgoba, notes Legalbrief. ‘Sometimes government has got a way of ignoring court orders. You may not ...
Motata still has some wriggle room – JSC
Judge Nkola Motata still has a chance to convince the JSC that he should not be removed from office. The Judicial Conduct Tribunal‚ in its report dated 12 April‚ made public this week‚ found Motata’s conduct at the scene of ...
Zuma to fight state capture costs order
Former President Jacob Zuma has instructed a law firm to act on his behalf in the state capture case that landed him with estimated R10m legal costs bill, according to a TimesLIVE report. President Cyril Ramaphosa formally withdrew the Presidency ...
Absa targeted for damages in Steinhoff case
More audit firms could be barred – AG
Muslim marriage legality ‘a matter for Parliament’
Parliament calls for Icasa chair's suspension
Ministers warned on acting against DGs
Nel now sets sights on political leader
Lamberti quits as Imperial CEO
I was fired for insisting on transparency – Shezi
Spy-watcher still without security clearance
Lawyer facing defamation suit fails to appear
Eskom investigating 239 cases of misconduct, MPs told
New order brings glow of optimism – lawyer
Government employees paid R8bn for state work
Police clearance rule to root out sex pest teachers
‘Untouchable’ officer suspended, committee told
Jordaan still waiting for rape case details – attorneys
Police boss probes Malema death threats
Johannesburg irregular expenditure tops R3bn
Bhengu says sorry for social grants fiasco
Death of long-serving Cape judge
More South Africans snared in Facebook saga
Alcohol ad ban will hit broadcast media – Heineken
Icasa still considering MultiChoice probe
Opposition to medical scheme consolidation expected
FFC moves to clean up corruption
Drunk driver claims given short shrift – ombud's report
Complaints increase in wake of Esidimeni saga
Watchdog rules against school billboard 'eff' word
Men's Clinic night adverts not for children
June date for Border Rugby Union end game
Residents tell of Vrede dairy farm con
Legislation: New definition of ‘worker’ in Minimum Wage Bill
The National Minimum Wage Bill’s replacement definition of the term ‘worker’ adopted at a meeting of the National Assembly Labour Committee yesterday reads: ‘any person who works for another person and who receives, or is entitled to receive, any payment for ...
Legislation: Civil Aviation Bill to ‘enhance’ safety, security
A Civil Aviation Amendment Bill is expected to be tabled in Parliament this year – and ready for implementation ‘by 2019’, reports Pam Saxby for Legalbrief Policy Watch. This is according to the Department of Transport’s 2018/19 annual performance plan ...
Momberg refused leave to appeal
Former estate agent Vicki Momberg, who was convicted in connection with a racist tirade, has been refused leave to appeal her sentence and conviction imposed by the Randburg Magistrate’s Court. Momberg was sentenced to three years in prison, of which ...
Sandile Mantsoe denies he admitted to killing
Murder accused Sandile Mantsoe yesterday took to the stand in his trial-within-a-trial at the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg), disputing evidence by Captain Bhekisisa Mhlongo who claimed the forex trader had admitted to killing his girlfriend Karabo Mokoena. TimesLIVE says Mantsoe ...
Fears for accuseds' lawyers' safety in public violence case
Fourteen Nigerian men accused of public violence appeared briefly in the Rustenburg Magistrate's Court this week. A report on the IoL site notes that their case was postponed to 25 April for a new lawyer representing one of the ...
Ginsberg group interdicted over land invasion bid
Judge rejects murderers' alibis as 'contrived'
Poppie murder case sentencing postponed
Antitrust laws and the power of Internet giants
Competition law is based on the premise that intervention is warranted if companies cause or may cause significant harm to competition in the market and thereby diminish consumer welfare. While this orthodoxy holds that the size of a company does ...
Anti-gay laws always wrong – Theresa May
British Prime Minister Theresa May has expressed deep regret at the UK's role in criminalising same-sex relations in its former colonies. The laws were passed under British rule and are still used in 37 of the Commonwealth's 53 ...
CPJ condems injustices in high-profile Angolan trial
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has condemned a decision by the Angolan authorities to continue the trial of journalists Rafael Marques de Morais and Mariano Bras Lourenco behind closed doors. The two were charged in June 2017 with crimes ...
Suspended senator arrested after mace snatch
Nigerian police yesterday arrested suspended Senator Ovie Omo-Agege after he allegedly led a group of protesters to steal the Senate's mace. BBC News reports that several intruders rushed into Parliament's upper chamber and snatched the ceremonial staff during ...
Fired Zimbabwean nurses refuse to go
Burundi clampdown linked to presidential term referendum
UN urged to back Darfur detainees
Top soccer administrator detained in Kinshasa
Sandy Hook massacre parents sue radio host
Controversial radio host Alex Jones has been sued by the parents of several Sandy Hook shooting victims over his claims that the 2012 massacre was staged. A report in The Independent notes that three parents who lost children in the ...
Business leader to oversee UK court reform programme
A leading business figure dubbed 'the Prince of Darkness' by a trade union for cutting thousands of jobs, is to oversee the government's £1bn court reform programme. According to a Law Gazette report, the government announced this week that ...
Rebel Wilson to fight defamation damages appeal
Rebel Wilson has returned to court in Melbourne to fight an appeal by magazine publisher Bauer Media, which was last year found to have defamed the Hollywood star. According to a Sydney Morning Herald report, the Pitch Perfect actress appeared ...
Microsoft ordered to disclose information stored overseas
UK Justice Minister's PI reforms upset lawyers
EU plans massive sequenced human genomes database
* Two high school pupils appeared in the Port St Johns Magistrate’s Court after being found with a firearm and ammunition this week, Eastern Cape police said. The case was postponed until 4 May.