Pretoria replicates al-Bashir debacle
For the second time in as many years, the SA Government has stunned – and outraged – the global community with its handling of a diplomatic bombshell. When Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir visited Sandton for an AU summit in defiance of an ...
Gigaba will not appeal Gordhan ruling
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba will not appeal the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) ruling dismissing an application lodged his predecessor, Pravin Gordhan, for a declaratory order involving the banks and Gupta-owned Oakbay. According to a BusinessLIVE report, Gigaba said he respected ...
Court gives go-ahead for rhino horn auction
The Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) yesterday gave the go-ahead for an online auction of rhino horns that has outraged conservationists, notes a report in The Citizen. SA authorities had moved to ban the three-day auction which they feared would undermine ...
Masutha to decide on Walus parole
Disgraced Manana quits as Deputy Minister but still MP
Qwelane to apologise for hate speech
Charter targets are ‘realistic and achievable’ – Zwane
Commission to probe data packages
DA presents Bell Pottinger case to watchdog
Commission told poverty drives political killings
SACP, Popcru claim dockets removed to protect politicians
ConCourt upholds decision to bar mining in reserve
Court orders Luthuli House sale over R20m debt
Gauteng officials face axe over R26m payment
Lawyers slams ANC chair over ‘counter-revolutionary’ remark
Voluntary foreign asset disclosure flops
KPMG fallout to bring tighter rules and added reporting
Copyright Bill must be re-written – committee
Eskom denies slow movement on Koko charges
Legal unit seeks criminal charges over SABC testimonies
Eskom 50% plus one contract policy remains – Treasury
Businesswoman accused of defrauding IDC
Legislation: No stability without Mining Charter – Minister
According to Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane, there will be no stability in SA until mining sector transformation plays its part in ensuring a ‘meaningful role’ for ‘all South Africans’ in the broader economy – uplifting the millions ‘still living in ...
Legislation: Parliamentary hearings on tax Bills next week
Parliamentary hearings on the 2017 draft Taxation Laws Administration Bill (TLAB) and draft Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill (TALAB) are scheduled to take place on 29 August, in anticipation of which the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Finance is ...
Policy: Broad terms of reference for data services inquiry
The Competition Commission market inquiry into data services will cover ‘all relevant players in the value chain’ who contribute to or influence the price of these services in SA. This is according to terms of reference for the inquiry, which ...
Legislation: Reworked Copyright Bill to be more focused?
While a ‘B’ version of the Copyright Amendment Bill – if more professionally drafted – may well address the numerous technical shortcomings of its predecessor, it remains to be seen whether the National Assembly Trade and Industry Committee team tasked with overseeing ...
Zunaid Moti remains on Interpol’s wanted list
Business tycoon Zunaid Moti was dealt a blow on Friday in the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) and remains listed as an international fugitive. A TimesLIVE report says Moti – along with his father‚ Abbas Aboo Baker Moti‚ and their business associates ...
Magistrate refuses recusal in O'Sullivan trial
One of the criminal trials against forensic investigator Paul O'Sullivan was interrupted on Friday by an application for the magistrate to recuse herself because she is allegedly the aunt of President Jacob Zuma's son, Edward Zuma. According to ...
No racism charges for KFC assault accused
Was the alleged assault by five white men on a black couple at a KFC in Pretoria earlier this month racially motivated? A News24 report says that's what the Pretoria North Magistrate's Court will have to determine after ...
A boost to medicinal access for all
The draft Intellectual Property Policy – released for public comment – represents the state’s first serious attempt in 20 years to put an end to the unjustifiable support of multinational commercial interests that compromise the health and wellbeing of all its ...
Cairo under fire for blocking critical websites
Egypt has blocked Internet access to the website of an international media watchdog that provides support for journalists and champions media freedoms. Reporters Without Borders, also known under its French acronym RSF, said users in Egypt have been unable to ...
Isis militants linked to Kenyan beheadings
Kenyan officials say suspected Islamic militants have beheaded three people and burnt houses in an attack along the Indian Ocean coast. The Independent reports that Lamu County Commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo said gunmen believed to al-Shabaab militants attacked Maleli village near ...
Libyan forces confirm detention of senior commander
The forces of Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar on Friday said they had detained a senior commander two weeks before the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a warrant for his arrest over unlawful killings in the flashpoint city of Benghazi ...
Zimbabwean farmers launch new bid for compensation
CIA Afghanistan torture lawsuit settled
A settlement in a lawsuit against two psychologists who were paid tens of millions of dollars to design torture techniques used by the CIA in black-site prisons was announced last week. The terms of the settlement were undisclosed. According to ...
New survey highlights UK prosecution failings
Criminal defence solicitors in the UK have highlighted the full extent of prosecution disclosure ‘failures’ in a survey that attracted nearly 300 responses in the first 24 hours. A Law Gazette report notes that the Criminal Law Solicitors Association, which ...
Northern Ireland High Court upholds gay marriage ban
Two landmark court challenges against the ban on same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland have been dismissed by the country’s High Court. A report in The Independent notes that, delivering his judgment, Justice O’Hara rejected both cases, insisting the ...
Hong Kong court jails three anti-government protesters
Lighting expert sues Brad Pitt for work done on chateau
Young cyclist in court for ploughing into London woman
* A Western Cape High Court judge has not yet been allocated to preside over the murder trial of millionaire businessman Jason Rohde, whose trial is set to start on 9 October. Rohde – the former CEO of Geffen International Realty Franchises ...
* The case against Alfred Makinana – accused of murdering Khayelitsha community leader Mthunzi ‘Ras’ Zuma in May – has been postponed in the Khayelitsha Magistrates’ Court after the docket went missing. No date has been set for the next court appearance.
Latest Judgments Online
Minister of Justice and Correc
Minister of Justice and Correctional Services v Walus (777/2016)  ZASCA 99 (18 August 2017)
Parole–application brought by respondent serving sentence of life incarceration for murder in terms of s 136(1) of the Correctional Services Act 111 ...
Limpopo Legal Solutions v Vhem
Limpopo Legal Solutions v Vhembe District Municipality and Others  (CCT 119/16) ZACC 30
Leave to appeal – voluntary association – legal standing – public interest – Biowatch principle – cost order – not urgent – leave granted.