Major interest in Zuma's 'Stalingrad' case
After a lengthy legal battle which dramatically shaped post-apartheid SA's political landscape, former President Jacob Zuma appeared in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court (Pietermaritzburg) today (Monday) at the start of a crucial legal battle to determine whether he will finally ...
Chief Justice targets government critics
Burundi’s Chief Justice has ordered the seizure of property belonging to jailed army officers and exiled opposition activists accused of supporting a supposed coup plot against President Pierre Nkurunziza. The order targets numerous government critics accused of spearheading a failed ...
Social media platforms targeted
Social media services have been blocked in Eritrea, with people now sending messages via VPN. BBC News reports that the reason for the shutdown is unclear, but speculation is that the government has blocked social media platforms to prevent people ...
Police targets criminal ‘hangouts’
Ethiopian police have arrested more than 600 people during a raid on bars in Addis Ababa. The police commander Getu Aragaw said the operation was an attempt to tackle rising crime. BBC News reports that they targeted 12 bars which ...
Judge slams former President for land grab
Blood test kit key to murder case
Weah urged to establish war crimes court
Albinism attacks addressed ahead of poll
Rights group addresses media clampdown
Exam leak prompts social media shutdown
Justice system failing women – advocacy group
Black law academics outnumbered by whites
‘Homosexuality is not a disease’ – HRC
Pushback against NPA restructuring kicks off
Apartheid spies sought to undermine state – Fraser claim
Mala Mala beneficiaries winners in land dispute
Kiir expresses willingness to step down
Military leaders bow to protest movement
Monarchy rejects polygamy reports
Detained activist honoured
Media groups challenge regulator’s intervention
Former Minister arrested
Government pumps $500m into market
MDC lawmakers sue over parliamentary assault
Load shedding underway
Grace Mugabe faces new assault charge
Commission flags chaotic land reforms
Reserve Bank faces R1.9bn lawsuit
South Sudan fires ghost diplomats
South Sudan has sacked 40 of its overseas diplomats after they failed to show up for work. In a memo, the South Sudanese Foreign Ministry confirmed that the individuals had been on unauthorised leave for months or even years. BBC ...
Somalian national faces US war crimes trial
A Somali national living in Virginia is facing a lawsuit accusing him of human rights abuses while he was a high-ranking officer during the brutal reign of former dictator Mohamed Siad Barre. Yusuf Abdi Ali is in the dock in ...
South Africans injured in Egypt terror attack
The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) says there is no need to panic after an attack on a tourist bus injured seven South Africans in Egypt yesterday. Legalbrief reports that the explosion targeted the vehicle near the Giza ...
UN condemns Sudanese security forces
Suspected Nigerian drug mule released
Battle against expropriation heads overseas
Russia denies strong-arm tactics over nuke deal
Tanzanian violations flagged at UN
Outcry over Malawi election tender contract
Germany to return colonial-era Namibian cross
UN turns up the heat over detained official
Military stake hampers major Zim mine project
SA mining firm defends $1.4bn DRC ‘gift’
How thin is the line between a gift and bribe? Glencore CEO Ivan Glasenberg describes a $1.4bn debt write-off as a ‘gift’ to the DRC Government, saying it’s the cost of doing business in a ‘poor’ country where the ...
Paper on child sex out for comment
The SA Law Reform Commission has approved the publication of its discussion paper on sexual offences (pornography and children) for comment. The five topics considered in this paper deal with children accessing or being exposed to pornography; the creation and ...
Tourism will be harmed by new Bill – Wesgro
Interested parties, including Wesgro and the Western Cape provincial government, have slammed the Tourism Amendment Bill, saying it could damage the sector in Cape Town. ‘The tourism sector in the Western Cape supports more than 300 000 jobs, contributing tens ...
ICC withdrawal Bill loses its champion
While Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha is one of several Cabinet members absent from the list of political party representatives elected to serve in the National Assembly under SA’s sixth democratic Parliament (EWN), Justice and Constitutional Development Deputy ...
Marijuana urine tests flawed
‘An employee cannot be dismissed for being under the influence of dagga at work merely because a urine test detected traces of cannabis in his or her urine. Unless the employer can prove that the employee was under the influence ...
A Matter of Justice
How a star liquidator fell from his perch
The fortunes of one of SA's most prominent and successful liquidators, Enver Motala, have suddenly and rapidly declined, with his business ethics and behaviour called into question. Now the SCA has made it clear: his 'disgraceful and dishonest' conduct ...
Quotes of the Week
‘I want to tell you that it is not my wish to stay for long in this office. The people who have made me stay for long are those who have blocked peace in the country. Violence cannot bring about ...
People's War: New Light on the Struggle for South Africa
People's War: New Light on the Struggle for South Africa
By Anthea Jeffery
Jonathan Ball. R350
Twenty-five years have passed since South Africans were being shot, hacked or burned to death in political conflict. The memory of ...
At a Glance
* Taxpayers in the Addis Ababa have started paying their taxes using an electronic payment order system, which replaces the paper-based Cash Payment Order (CPO). The Ministry of Revenues has fully operationalised the electronic payment order as part of its new ...