Inquiry piles pressure on beleaguered PIC
Pressure is building on the Public Investment Corporation on several fronts – in the courts, in Parliament and now in the form of a commission of inquiry into alleged improprieties at state-owned fund manager, notes Legalbrief. ‘The commission’s terms of ...
Did coal samples switch allow R1bn Eskom rip-off?
Coal samples that enabled the Gupta family to pocket more than R1bn could have been switched during a lab test ordered by former Eskom acting CEO Matshela Koko, Treasury investigators have found, according to Business Day. The contract was to ...
Estina case may be on verge of collapse
Six months after Gupta family members and business associates were arrested for involvement in the alleged Estina dairy project ‘scam’, the hallmark state capture case against them is on the brink of collapse. The NPA has been as yet unable ...
Why acting NDPP's drunk driving case was dropped
Markus Jooste duped us – Tekkie Town court papers
Malema brings Bill to privatise Reserve Bank
Unions issues ICC threat to Marikana commanders
DA request to examine inquiry witnesses refused
Department seeks to appeal 'school norms' order
SARS inquiry gets new evidence on 'rogue unit'
Scopa calls for dismantling of SAA operations syndicate
SARS Act amendments after Nugent inquiry – Treasury
Judge orders court to resolve home repossession mess
Motsoeneng can't hide behind free speech defence – lawyer
Minister objects to Mkhwebane report on whistle-blowers
KFC fires manager over 'monkeys' remarks
Housing officials face legal action for shoddy construction
Union 'irritated' by Eskom threat to discipline workers
Home Affairs urged to re-open refugee offices
Expropriation will be handled responsibly – Hanekom
Groups seek improvement in 'birth registrations'
Minister coughs up for false arrest of businessman
Magistrate considering ending Block corruption case
Women under-represented and under-paid – survey
SA-born Amnesty head calls for inclusive campaigns
Jail fake teachers, urges Council of Educators
Charges laid for alleged cruelty by mohair farmers
Plan to unseat Trollip falls apart
Two more dead in Glebelands shootings
Land reform: Did Mantashe overlook Agricultural Holdings Bill?
Remarks made this week by ANC chair and Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe on the expropriation of agricultural land owned by a single farmer in excess of 12 000 hectares – without compensation (News24) – may need to be interpreted ...
Legislation: Critical Infrastructure Bill ready for NCOP
The Critical Infrastructure Protection Bill about to be sent to the NCOP for concurrence has been extensively revised, according to a National Assembly Police Committee report tabled in the House this week, writes Pam Saxby for Legalbrief Policy Watch. Providing insight into ...
Legislation: Parliament prepares for hearings on Qualifications Bill
The National Assembly’s Higher Education and Training Committee has called for written submissions on the National Qualifications Framework Amendment Bill – among other things aimed at addressing the ‘challenges’ of ‘fraudulent or misrepresented qualifications’, according to a memorandum on its objects ...
Killer of farm worker gets leave to appeal
Lutzville farmer and convicted murderer Martin Visser was granted leave to appeal his conviction and sentence in the Western Cape High Court (Vredendal) yesterday. On Wednesday he was sentenced to life behind bars after he was found guilty of premeditated ...
'Springs Monster' found guilty
The man known as the Springs Monster was yesterday found guilty in the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) of the attempted murder of his son, child abuse and neglect, as well as using and dealing drugs. The boy was 11 years ...
Alleged serial rapist made Tuesdays his days of attack
The modus operandi of an alleged Khayelitsha serial rapist was to attack his victims on Tuesdays after 7am. Captain Wayne Nachtmann of the SAPS Investigative Psychology Unit testified at the Western Cape High Court yesterday that Aviwe Hoya would threaten ...
Man accused of raping and murdering girl (6) abandons bail bid
Mental tests for murder-accused daughter-turned-wife
Biko domestic violence trial delayed to allow mediation
Murder accused point fingers at each other
Alleged mosque 'hoax bomber' reported to be schizophrenic
Six years later still no hope for Marikana justice
On the sixth anniversary of the Marikana massacre on 16 August 2012, researchers say there was still no indication that the NPA had any intention of holding police accountable for the deaths of 34 miners. And the state's continued ...
Flaws in NPA Act threaten authority's independence
The golden thread running through the Constitutional Court's judgment relating to the former NDPP Shaun Abraham, was not only concern that the independence of the NPA has been compromised, but that it might happen again because of flaws in ...
Call for SADC lawyers to rise to the challenge
Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi yesterday called for the defining of policies aimed at strengthening public and private institutions that promote development. In his opening address at the SADC Lawyer Association’s 19th annual conference and general meeting in Maputo, he said ...
Date for disputed Zimbabwe poll hearing
Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court will hear the opposition's challenge to the presidential election results next Thursday. A report on the News24 site notes that the opposition MDC is seeking a fresh election or a declaration of Nelson Chamisa as ...
Libyan militiamen sentenced to death
A Libyan criminal court has sentenced 45 militiamen to death by firing squad for killing demonstrators in Tripoli in 2011, the Justice Ministry has confirmed. The soldiers are accused of opening fire on dozens as rebel forces closed in on ...
Savimbi to be reburied
Nigeria and Ghana face football ban
BBC will not contest Cliff Richard judgment
The BBC this week admitted that the way it reported the police raid on the home of Sir Cliff Richard will make it hard to persuade the Court of Appeal that the High Court was wrong to award the singer ...
Kim Jong-un brother's alleged assassins to stand trial
A Malaysian court ruled this week that the trial of two women implicated in the assassination of Kim Jong-un’s estranged half-brother should continue. According to a report in The Daily Telegraph, Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese suspect Doan Thi Huong ...
Manafort verdict has implications for Trump
After 12 days of trial, the fate of former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort is in the hands of the Virginia jury that has sat through the proceedings for more than two weeks – a group which will be simultaneously ...
NZ bans sale of homes to foreign buyers
UK schools must accept 'aggressive' disabled children
Poland warned over mandatory retirement law for judges
Divorcee misled by dating agency wins pay-out
* A policeman accused of trying to extort R10 000 to make a fraud case ‘disappear’ has been released on R5 000 bail. The court heard that the man faces charges of corruption and intends to tender a not guilty plea ...