Crucial meeting to prepare for radical transformation
With just eight months to go before the final provisions of the Legal Practice Act 2014 are put into effect, the legal profession is preparing for the radical transformation of its operational landscape, reports Venilla Yoganathan for Legalbrief. With emphasis ...
'Kill the boer' singing before top court
The Constitutional Court is set to bring finality on whether singing struggle songs with the lyrics ‘kill the boer’ is strong grounds for firing black workers for being racist and striking fear among their white colleagues. The Star reports a ...
Minimum Wage Bill postponement applauded
The agreement to postpone the 1 May implementation of the national minimum wage was long overdue, stakeholders said yesterday, according to a Business Day report. They had warned that the Bill was being rushed through Parliament and that it would ...
Zuma legal fees issue heads to court
Guptas linked to bid to buy Tegeta mines
Tiger Brands asked to help listeriosis victims
Nigeria, SA pass on joining AU bloc
ANC in KZN divided on Zuma charges
Media bodies raise concerns over key points Bill
Moyane suspension 'long overdue' – BLSA boss
Union calls for removal of Zwane appointments
DA covered up arms deal – Crawford-Browne
Slain mining activist's family demands answers
NCR to appeal judgment on credit restrictions
De Lille disappointed at hearing delay
Johannesburg to sue contractors over damaged houses
‘Administrative issues’ stall Saftu joining Nedlac
Call for full recognition of Khoi and San rights
Protector asked to investigate Minister's BMW purchases
Land reform uncertainty 'cause for concern'
Mabuza assures Zulu king on Ingonyama Trust
Anglican church bolsters procedures to tackle sex abuse
Legislation: Minimum Wage Bill shortcomings exposed
The National Minimum Wage Bill and related amendments to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act ‘are not themselves a product of engagement in the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac)’. In fact, they ‘undermine significant agreements’ reached in that forum under the ...
Legislation: Input on land expropriation to be invited ‘next month’
Written submissions on land expropriation without compensation will be invited ‘next month’, ‘kick-starting’ an ‘extensive public participation process’ nationwide, reports Pam Saxby for Legalbrief Policy Watch. Scheduled to begin on 8 May in Limpopo and the Northern Cape, the process ...
Abduction of Britons case – teenager denied bail
An Mtunzini teenager accused of having had a hand in the abduction and disappearance of Britons Rod and Rachel Saunders will remain behind bars until the culmination of his trial. Themba Xulu’s application for bail was denied by Magistrate Vallaraman ...
No arrangement between farmers, police, Coligny trial told
There are no arrangements between farmers and the police in Coligny for the farm owners to bring suspects to the police station, the North West High Court heard. According to a report on the IoL site, answering a question from ...
Trevor Manuel's son testifies at 'rave' murder trial
Former Finance Minister Trevor Manuel’s son‚ Pallo Manuel‚ recalled the last hours of murdered Cape Town woman Sarisha Chauhan’s life after she was allegedly raped and murdered by her boyfriend Taariq Phillips, says a TimesLIVE report. Manuel was one of ...
Man accused of raping domestic worker denied bail
How SA can regain human rights leadership status
Nelson Mandela’s declaration in 1994 that ‘human rights will be the light that guides our foreign policy’, should be taken up by President Cyril Ramaphosa to restore SA’s human rights leadership on the continent. In an analysis on the Mail ...
Nigeria slammed over ‘carbon copy’ abductions
Nigeria's security forces failed to respond to several warnings that suspected Boko Haram extremists were on their way to a town where 110 schoolgirls were abducted last month, Amnesty International has revealed. A report on the Al Jazeera site ...
3 000 Zimbabwean prisoners pardoned
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has pardoned about 3 000 prisoners across the country in bid to ease congestion in prisons. Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services deputy commissioner general Alford Dube confirmed the amnesty. The Herald reports that they include all female ...
Cairo court revokes ride-hailing licences
An Egyptian court has ordered authorities to revoke the operating licences of the Uber and Careem ride-hailing services and to block their mobile apps and software. A report on the News24 site notes that the government and the companies are ...
Grace Mugabe probed over ivory stash
Gambian state spies detained over activist's death
Former DRC anti-corruption chief gets life sentence
British crash pilot charged with manslaughter
The pilot of an aircraft which crashed and killed 11 people has been charged with 11 counts of manslaughter by gross negligence. A report in The Daily Telegraph notes that Andrew Hill was in the cockpit of the vintage 1955 ...
Girl who slapped Israeli soldier in plea deal
A Palestinian teenager, arrested after slapping an Israeli soldier, has accepted a plea deal that would see her serve eight months in prison. According to a BBC News report, Ahed Tamimi had agreed to plead guilty to four of the ...
UK students jailed for dark web drug sales
A group of University of Manchester students has been jailed for trafficking drugs worth hundreds of thousands of pounds on the dark web. According to a report in The Independent, Basil Assaf, Elliott Hyams, James Roden and Jaikishen Patel ran ...
Sarkozy finally charged with corruption
Danish submarine inventor admits dismembering journalist
UK to overhaul personal injury damages discount rate
'Right-to-try' drug rule sparks controversy
* A 33-year-old man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for raping a seven-year-old boy in the Inchanga area, KZN, in May 2016. He was sentenced in the Camperdown Regional Court this week.
* Five men accused of murdering DA councillor candidate Johannes Baaitjie will be tried in the Northern Cape High Court from 15 October. The date was finalised after all five accused obtained different lawyers from Legal Aid SA to avoid conflicts ...
* A church leader, Eliza Mboyane, and her son, Mongezi, are out on R1 000 bail each after they were arrested in Theunissen, outside Welkom, this week when various explosives were found at their house. Police believe the explosives found at ...
* A former Hawks administration clerk was granted bail in the Mahikeng Magistrate’s Court in a case involving allegations of leaking information to criminals. Thabo Makweya (27) was arrested by the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation unit on 12 March for corruption ...