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DA to seek access to nuke study, and other brief news reports...

Publish date: 04 May 2012
Issue Number: 3027
Diary: Legalbrief Today
Category: General

* The DA is to seek access to the pre-feasibility study on the planned R300bn nuclear programme under the Protection of Information Act. 'Foreign nuclear companies seem to know more about the nuclear programme than the SA public. It will be SA's largest ever public tender,' DA MP Lance Greyling said. - Business Day

* A date has been set for the attorneys of estranged couple Mandla Mandela and Tando Mabunu-Mandela to argue the possible annulment of Mandela's marriage to his third bride. On 30 August, Mabunu-Mandela will ask the court to annul her husband's marriage to a young KZN woman, Mbalenhle Makathini. Mandela's defence team has indicated that they will defend the application. - Daily Dispatch (subscription needed) * The cases against two of the men accused of murdering Chanelle Henning were postponed by the Pretoria Magistrate's Court yesterday. A bail application by Ambrose Monye, a former Nigerian athlete, was postponed until 15 May. The bail application had been set down for three days from 24 April, but could not be heard because the magistrate was sick. It was reportedly postponed again on 26 April as no courtroom was available. The case against Monye's co-accused Andre Gouws has also been postponed until 15 May. − IoL * The trial of three men accused of defrauding the Labour Department's Compensation Fund was postponed in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on yesterday. Former employees of the Fund Maxwell Ramaphosa, Samuel Mfeleng and Kgabo Methi, were ordered to return to court on 5 July when they are expected to plead. - IoL * A Cape Town metro police constable (33) appeared in the Mitchells Plain Magistrate's Court yesterday in connection with the rape of his girlfriend (23). The man, who faces charges of rape and assault, was granted bail. - IoL * Five people appeared in the Vredefort Magistrate's Court on charges of public violence after protests in the town, sparked by electricity supply problems. The five also faced charges of possession of suspected stolen property. - IoL * The case against taxi driver Matome Thamage, accused of the attempted murder of Advocate Kim McCusker in Fourways, Johannesburg, has been postponed by Magistrate George Andrews of the Randburg Magistrate's Court to 30 July. - Times LIVE