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21 July 2017 Legal News Watch

South Africa

Chamber to challenge 'unlawful' moratorium on licences

Mining lawyers are set for another bonanza following the reply of the Chamber of Mines to the proposed moratorium on mining licences as issued by Mining Minister Mosebenzi Zwane on Wednesday, notes a Moneyweb report. ‘The Chamber of Mines has ... Read More

State assets sale to fund SAA bailout

The government is identifying state assets it can sell to offset its recent R2.2bn bail-out for SAA and so ensure the cash injection has no effect on the 2017-18 budget, says a Business Day report. But for the bail-out ... Read More

Guptas claim corruption allegations are false

The Guptas have finally found a voice on the leaked e-mails, reportedly telling BBC News they are being subjected to false corruption allegations which are part of a ‘blatantly political campaign’ to damage them. As noted in a BusinessLIVE report ... Read More

Policy Watch

Legislation: Zwane clarifies intentions behind mining moratorium

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has confirmed his proposed moratorium on processing and authorising new prospecting and mining right applications and renewing existing ones was ‘necessitated’ by the Chamber of Mines’ ‘urgent interdict’ application against him – aimed at preventing the ... Read More

In Court

High Court to hear ANC boss' fraud case

Amathole ANC regional secretary Teris Ntutu could be sent to prison for life should he be convicted on charges of fraud, corruption and money laundering, says a Daily Dispatch report. The Butterworth Magistrate’s Court heard yesterday that the Director ... Read More

Top prosecutor's drunk driving appeal fails

A senior public prosecutor’s bid to clear his name after he was found guilty of drunk driving last year, failed when the Eastern Cape High Court (Grahamstown) dismissed his appeal. The Herald reports Clive Killian (56) was arrested in ... Read More

Today's Analysis

SA taking back seat in fight against impunity?

SA – an economic powerhouse with a progressive Constitution – occupies an influential position in articulating the combined concerns of the rest of the continent. As such it is imperative that it remains as a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC ... Read More


ICC judges ordered to review Gbagbo's detention

International Criminal Court (ICC) appeals judges have ordered a review into whether former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo should be released from detention while his long-running trial continues on crimes-against-humanity charges. Presiding Judge Piotr Hofmanski has dismissed a decision by ... Read More

France denies Macron racial slur

France has refuted recent media allegations that President Emmanuel Macron made a controversial and racist remark regarding Africa and African women at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. In an interview with News24, the French embassy in SA maintained that ... Read More

Cameroonian troops accused of 'brutal torture'

Suspected Boko Haram fighters have been ‘brutally tortured’ by security forces in Cameroon. That's according to Amnesty International which said the suspects, including women and children, were beaten, water-boarded and forced into stress positions. The cases allegedly happened between ... Read More


Landmark British ruling on open justice

Newspapers have won the right to identify a man arrested but never charged following a child sex grooming investigation in a landmark Supreme Court ruling, says a Law Gazette report. In Khuja v Times Newspapers Limited and others, justices ruled ... Read More

Poland may lose EU rights over 'captured' judiciary

The EU is on the brink of taking what a report in The Guardian describes as ‘the nuclear option’ of stripping Poland of its voting rights in Brussels in response to plans by its right-wing government to ‘abolish’ the independence ... Read More

Britain gets first female Supreme Court head

Brenda Hale is set to make history by becoming the first female President of Britain’s Supreme Court, according to a report in The Guardian. Hale is expected to be confirmed in the role in an announcement by Downing Street ... Read More

Today's Briefs

* Sentencing procedures against convicted rapist and kwaito star Sipho Charles Ndlovu, better known as Brickz, have been postponed to August. His lawyer withdrew from the case and his new legal team asked for a postponement to study the documents. Magistrate ... Read More

* A senior clerk at the Sol Plaatje Traffic Department was sentenced in the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court after being found guilty of assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm following an incident where she stabbed a colleague several ... Read More