Ramaphosa trapped in 'Gupta-style' scandal
Daggers have been drawn against President Cyril Ramaphosa over his astonishing about-turn over a R500 000 donation from the politically connected Watson family, notes Legalbrief. Having told Parliament, in answer to a question from DA leader Mmusi Maimane, that the ...
Depth of rot at Transnet, Eskom laid bare
The state capture project was given an entirely new dimension with the release on Friday of a three-chapter, 700-page forensic report urging the Hawks to investigate a list of prominent people linked to the rot at Transnet and Eskom over ...
EFF, Zuma faction targeting Gordhan
The commission of inquiry into state capture takes centre stage this week, as Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan begins his testimony today before Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. The faction aligned to former President Jacob Zuma, and the EFF, have ...
PAIA bid for PIC's unlisted investments details
Batohi emerges as front-runner for NDPP post
AfriForum considers bankruptcy option against Malema, EFF
Shareholders case against directors heads to SCA
Zuma seeks permanent stay of prosecution in arms deal case
ConCourt’s Gatherings Act ruling today
PIC inquiry team to meet today
Mentor admits she identified wrong man
Another Eskom boss suspended pending probe
Your land is safe, Minister tells traditional leaders
Sasol under pressure over emissions
EFF hypes state-owned VBS clone
Health Minister slammed for foreigners comment
10 coal miners targeted in 'black lung' class action
Hospital network allowed to fix prices
Parties bid to Electoral Court hailed
De Lille saga continues with new charge
Municipality denies flouting law on VBS investment
Navy tender investigation report due soon
State employee apologises for anti-white hate speech
Concerns over ballooning claims against KZN Health
Farm worker wins battle against property magnate
Denel pilot bursary for Mahumapelo's son cancelled
EFF investigates its own for fraud
Senior North West officials suspended
Municipality's R147m Eskom debt arrangement
Roux joins battle against Hewitt’s early release
Group Five’s interdict dismissed
Legal checks on prospective tenants recommended
Coega seeks AG help over qualified audit
News24 to apologise to AfriForum for Roets remarks
Lawyers back movement on Bo-Kaap construction
Maiden’s Cove dispute in limbo
Legislation: Constitutional review report notes ‘protectionist’ section
‘Most of those who participated in … (Parliament’s Joint Constitutional Review Committee) hearings argued that the provisions of section 25(2)(b) of the Constitution … practically hand over the land reform programme to the courts’, facilitating ‘litigation-based land reform ...
Legislation: Committee adopts Performers’ Protection Bill
While a ‘B’ version of the 2016 Performers’ Protection Amendment Bill adopted last week by the National Assembly’s Trade and Industry Committee has been spared the controversy continuing to plague the Copyright Amendment Bill’s parliamentary process, this may change, notes Pam Saxby ...
Health: Treasury dismisses allegations of ‘major’ NHI concerns
National Treasury issued a media statement on Friday dismissing allegations of ‘major problem areas and legal concerns’ around national health insurance (NHI) implementation featured in the Daily Maverick and Business Day, reports Pam Saxby for Legalbrief Policy Watch. A Treasury letter to which ...
Legislation: Revised Initiation Bill addresses drug, alcohol issues
A ‘B’ version of the Customary Initiation Bill adopted last week by the National Assembly’s Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Committee includes a clause prohibiting initiates or anyone else ‘involved in initiation’ from using, possessing, supplying, manufacturing or dealing in ...
Euthanasia advocate may face second murder charge
The Cape Town Magistrate's Court has heard that the state has added a second premeditated murder charge to its case against the founder of right-to-die organisation DignitySA, Sean Davison (57), notes a News24 report. ‘We are in a position ...
Alleged Krugersdorp killer will deny supernatural claims
Cecilia Steyn, implicated in a string of murders dubbed the 'Krugersdorp killings' and described by witnesses as a self-proclaimed witch, will deny claiming to have supernatural powers. Steyn's lawyer told the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) on Friday that his ...
Mkhwebane attack not justified in fact or law
Advocate Vuyani Ngalwana SC has thrown his weight behind the Public Protector in her debate with Professor Pierre de Vos over her subpoena powers, suggesting much of his writing on the matter amounts to a ‘hatchet job’ on Busisiwe Mkhwebane ...
Parties still defiant over funding information
While Parliament adopted the Political Party Funding Bill in June, the President is still to sign it into law. ‘Political parties are using the fact that the Bill has not yet been enacted as an excuse to continue to hide ...
Legal profession was handsomely rewarded
One of the most alarming aspects of the ‘state capture’ saga has been the discovery that once-reputable professions – including chartered accountants – facilitated looting. Lawyers, too, have played significant roles in the perpetration of looting and the obstruction of justice ...
Former CAR militia leader extradited for ICC trial
An MP and former militia leader in the CAR has been extradited to The Hague to face trial for crimes against humanity. Alfred Yekatom arrived at the International Criminal Court (ICC) detention centre on Saturday. Legalbrief reports that it marks ...
AU warns Gabon to respect constitutional order
The AU on Saturday warned Gabon to respect constitutional order after a court intervened in a crisis surrounding the country's hospitalised President Ali Bongo. AU Commission chair Moussa Faki Mahamat emphasised that the 55-member group of African nations had ...
Ugandan courts address stalled sexual violence cases
Courts across Uganda have begun trying hundreds of stalled sexual violence cases, including many of child rape, in an effort to provide long-overdue justice for victims. Judges in six towns are aiming to hear 700 cases of sexual violence. ‘Sexual ...
Kampala moves to protect Chinese operations
Former Presidents to contest Madagascar run-off
Libya moves closer to extraditing terror suspect
Nigerian governor’s graft sentence reduced
Olympic legend turns state witness in graft case
US prosecutors obtain sealed indictment against Assange
Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, has been charged under seal in the US, prosecutors have accidentally revealed. A report in The Daily Telegraph notes that American prosecutors obtained a sealed indictment against Assange, whose website published thousands of classified US ...
Khmer Rouge leaders sentenced to life in prison
The only two surviving leaders of Cambodia's brutal Khmer Rouge regime have been found guilty of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in a historic ruling by an international tribunal. A report in The Independent notes that Nuon ...
Activist lawyer wins case against Russia
The European Court of Human Rights ruled last week that the repeated arrests of Russian lawyer and political activist Alexei Navalny were politically motivated and a violation of his rights. According to a Jurist report, Navalny stated that he was ...
BA passenger sues over 'soft tissue damage'
UK Attorney-General lays down law on disclosure
Rebel Wilson loses bid to appeal reduced compensation
Man who set fire to temple and church jailed