Zuma fights 'two Presidents' ruling in ConCourt
President Jacob Zuma isn’t going down without a fight, and he appears to have every intention of keeping Shaun Abrahams as his prosecutor-in-chief for as long as possible, notes Legalbrief. That much is evident from his notice to appeal against ...
Mkhwebane proposes two-stage inquiry
The Public Protector has sought to clarify her comments on broadening the terms of reference of the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture, saying that she wanted new complaints lodged with her office also investigated by a 'second phase ...
Alleged R400m kickback approved by Eskom's Singh
Suspended Eskom chief financial officer Anoj Singh signed a secret deal binding the cash-strapped utility to pay a R400m ‘signature fee’ to an obscure offshore entity for raising a $2bn loan from China to build or refurbish power stations. According ...
Ramaphosa, DA put pressure on Zuma
Eskom could sink SA – Gigaba
Landmark housing delivery judgment
Viceroy had inside information on Steinhoff – claim
EFF threatened over alleged hate speech chanting
Lawyers, senior officials convicted in Land Bank fraud
Blame game continues at Life Esidimeni hearing
Sassa looks at low-cost banking solution
SAA in bid to recover Angola debt
'Intelligence officer's' work status queried in court
Gay prisoners to raise jail discrimination
Timol family want murderers charged
Comedy Central accused of voice-over racism
Parliament seeks SAPS clean-up
Social Development unapologetic about SABC spend
Builders delay class action to recover government debt
Municipality accused of abusing supply chain rule
Legislation: Legal Practice Amendment Act in force
The Legal Practice Amendment Act was gazetted yesterday and is immediately effective – among other things extending the life of the National Forum on the Legal Profession until 31 October 2018, at the very latest, reports Pam Saxby for Legalbrief Policy ...
Legislation: Insurance Act gazetted but not effective
The Insurance Act was gazetted yesterday as part of a suite of new legislation that will eventually give practical effect to the ‘twin peaks’ approach to financial sector regulation, reports Legalbrief Policy Watch's Pam Saxby. It will be operationalised ...
Legislation: DA PIC Amendment Bill tabled
The DA’s Public Sector Investment Corporation (PIC) Amendment Bill was tabled in Parliament on Wednesday – according to DA MP David Maynier, with the aim of promoting and strengthening ‘good governance and transparency’ at an institution widely considered to be a cornerstone ...
Legislation: Refugees Amendment Act gazetted
The 2017 Refugees Amendment Act gazetted last month – and, among other things, providing for the periodic, compulsory ‘integrity testing’ of ‘key personnel’ – will only become operational once the 2008 and 2011 Refugees Amendment Acts are effective. Reasons for the delay ...
Economy: SA open for business despite Eskom...
The ‘huge’ problems facing Eskom are uppermost in the minds of Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba and ‘a number’ of other top government officials, including Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa (SAnews), notes Pam Saxby for Legalbrief Policy Watch. Speaking at a breakfast ...
Cyclists killings – blood test taken too late
A blood sample, which would have determined whether or not motorist Omesh Ramnarain was drunk when he crashed into two cyclists, killing both, was taken after the legal two-hour ‘window period’, notes a News24 report. According to the investigating officer ...
Six on trial for same-sex couple's murder
The bail applications of eight suspects accused of murdering a couple from Mooinooi in North West started in the Brits Magistrate’s Court yesterday. According to a TimesLIVE report, the charges of the six men and two women include kidnapping‚ rape‚ ...
Wardle case postponed, pending prison facilities hearing
The case against Brenda Wardle, charged with fraud involving more than a R500 000, was once again postponed in the Port Elizabeth Commercial Crimes Court yesterday. According to a report on the IoL site, Wardle brought an application for a ...
Getting to grips with expropriation without compensation
To allow for land expropriation without compensation – or to oust the jurisdiction of the court to have a final say on the expropriation – would require an amendment of various parts of section 25 of the Constitution, notes constitutional ...
Museveni pledges to 'hang a few' prisoners
President Yoweri Museveni yesterday threatrened to sign death warrants for ‘a few’ prisoners to create fear among criminals in the East African country. A report on the IoL site note that that he said had not ordered executions in 19 ...
UN launches probe into DRC massacre
The UN has appointed retired Nigerian lieutenant-general, Chikadibia Obiakor, to lead a special investigation into the killing of Burundian refugees in the DRC. This was confirmed by UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric. At least 35 Burundian refugees were killed and more ...
Vice-chancellor targeted over Grace Mugabe's 'PhD'
Students have given the vice-chancellor of the University of Zimbabwe 48 hours to step down from the institution over former first lady Grace Mugabe's alleged ‘fake’ degree. In a letter delivered to Levi Nyagura, the Zimbabwe National students' Union ...
Weah urged to declare his assets
Bill aims to expand African trade programmes
Indefinite 'solitary' unconstitutional – Canada ruling
Canada’s use of prolonged or indefinite solitary confinement in federal prisons was unconstitutional, a judge has said in a ruling that could end the controversial practice unless Ottawa appealed the decision. A report in The Guardian notes that Canadian law ...
Flagship Brexit Bill passes through Parliament
Flagship Brexit legislation was passed through the British Parliament this week, although Prime Minister Theresa May was warned that it could be undone by future generations. A report in The Independent notes that MPs approved the key European Union (Withdrawal ...
Disclosure scandal leads to rape trial being abandoned
The UK Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has admitted that it needs to improve its disclosure of unused material after a rape trial was abandoned this week because vital phone evidence was not disclosed. A Law Gazette report notes that the ...
Judge advises caution in UK parental care proceedings
Ex-White House strategist avoids grand jury questioning
US AGs challenge net neutrality decision
* The circumstances around the death of two soccer supporters at the FNB stadium in July last year will be the main focus of a committee of inquiry led by Judge Ronald Pillay, Sports Minister Thembelani Nxesi said. The committee, which ...
* The KZN farmer, who allegedly shot and killed a mourner at a funeral on his farm in Cramond, KZN midlands, will find out next week whether he will be released on bail. Edward Philip Solomon (65) appeared at the New ...
* ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu says he hopes the theft stock trial of ANC MP Mmapula Veronica Mafolo will give her ‘an opportunity to clear her name’ after Mafolo and two men appeared in the Schweizer-Reneke Magistrate’s Court. Mafolo was ...