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20 September 2017 Legal News Watch

South Africa

Humiliated Moyane stands by 'rogue unit' report

SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane, humiliated by KPMG’s repudiation of the findings of a report it completed for the revenue agency on the so-called ‘rogue unit’ at the utility and which fingers former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, among others, says ... Read More

Why was ANC MP at SARS briefing?

The EFF has questioned the presence of ANC MP Mnyamezeli Booi at SARS’ media briefing about KPMG yesterday, saying it defied ‘the simple logic of separation of powers’. Booi, a member of Parliament’s Scopa, sat next to Moyane and ... Read More

KPMG scandal will hurt others, too – economists

Economists have warned that the KPMG scandal will have huge implications, not only for the firm itself but for the finance industry, according to a report in The Mercury. Economist Dawie Roodt reportedly said the scandal was ‘up there’ with ... Read More

Policy Watch

General: Parliament to tackle the KPMG from two angles

Two parliamentary committees intend tackling recent developments involving auditing and accounting firm KPMG when they reconvene next month, reports Pam Saxby for Legalbrief Policy Watch. Having already scheduled a report-back session with the Independent Regulatory Board of Auditors (IRBA) on ... Read More

Policy: Water, sanitation draft norms out for comment

Comment is sought within 30 days on draft national norms and standards for domestic water and sanitation services, reports Pam Saxby for Legalbrief Policy Watch. Released on Friday, the document’s overarching objective for water services and infrastructure is to ... Read More

In Court

Eskom murder case postponed for new bail bid

The case against a man accused of killing Eskom employee Thembisile Yende was postponed in the Springs Magistrate's Court in Ekurhuleni yesterday to November. David Ngwenya (44)‚ also an employee at the power utility, is accused of killing Yende ... Read More

Van Breda's wounds self-inflicted, expert claims

The state has repeatedly argued axe murder accused Henri van Breda’s wounds were self-inflicted which explains why they are so superficial. According to a TimesLIVE report, it also came to light last week that there is no flow pattern ... Read More

Today's Analysis

Public consultation crucial on communal land Bills

If pending land laws are so fundamentally tied to the powers and status given to traditional councils and leaders which fall under the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Amendment Bill and the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill, it is crucial ... Read More

A Matter of Justice

When judges go rogue …

Ever since her appointment as Chief Justice of the Seychelles in 2015, Mathilda Twomey, the first woman to hold this position, has been a target of sexist behaviour and threats by a particular senior colleague on the Bench. But though ... Read More


Washington queries Mugabe's 'bloated' delegation

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly arrived in New York for the UN General Assembly amid reports that he travelled with a bloated entourage of more than 70 people, including his family. News Day reports that opposition parties in Zimbabwe ... Read More

DRC probes refugee massacre

The DRC Government has opened an inquiry after soldiers fired on Burundian refugees in the eastern South Kivu province, killing dozens. Government spokesperson Lambert Mende said many of those killed during the clashes were members of an ‘armed group’, without ... Read More

Rwandan poll flawed – UK ambassador

More than a month after Rwanda’s presidential election, the UK now claims there were irregularities in ballot counting and the registration of candidates. William Gelling, the UK’s ambassador to Rwanda, said he personally witnessed irregularities that may have ... Read More


Few complaints against UK judiciary – report

Disciplinary action against members of the judiciary in the UK was taken on just 42 occasions last year. The Judicial Conduct Investigations Office (JCIO) received 2 126 complaints in 2016/17, a drop of 18.5% on the previous year ... Read More

Bomb ingredients too easily available, EU report warns

European laws meant to stop terrorists obtaining the ingredients to make bombs like the one that partially detonated at Parsons Green, London, are too lax, a report warns. According to The Daily Telegraph, analysis of regulations controlling the sale, marketing ... Read More