Global interest in Southern Africa’s black gold
‘Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.’ Those are the words of reggae great Bob Marley on his vice of choice which remains the world's most widely produced, trafficked and consumed drug (with an ...
DA rejects Zuma's 'spurious' legal fee challenge
Former President Jacob Zuma's latest bid to appeal the High Court ruling that he repay the legal fees paid on his behalf by the state was spurious, the DA said yesterday. 'The DA is of the view that there ...
Mkhwebane slams Ramaphosa over illegality insinuation
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane and President Cyril Ramaphosa continue to trade blows ahead of his challenge to her finding in the Bosasa funding matter. Yesterday the Public Protector filed the full record of documents that led to her adverse report ...
Commission wraps up, but keeps door open
The PIC Commission of Inquiry has concluded its public hearings into alleged impropriety at the state asset manager and will now prepare its final report for submission to President Cyril Ramaphosa on 31 October, says a Fin24 report. Commission chair ...
Jonas addresses ANC's 'existential crisis'
Guptas turn on Survé, Matjila over press deal
More lottery rot in Kuruman
Chief Justice addresses paucity of ethical leadership
Heavyweight legal team to fight listeriosis class action
Police probe warehouse raid
R5 coin 'investment' flagged
No evidence of banks manipulating rand – Mboweni
Jiba moves to set aside Mokgoro Commission report
Durban mayor fraud case adjourned to next year
Alarm bells over imminent R5bn Prasa contract
Breakthrough for Steinhoff creditors
Mbalula accuses AfriForum of misinterpreting report
Institute targets rogue auditors
Tobacco giant's acquisition of Twisp approved
Old Mutual back in court over Moyo dismissal
Chang’s extradition hearing delayed
Closing the net on cross-border fugitives
Several significant cross-border graft cases have highlighted the growing importance of authorities in different regions working together to boost the chances of securing successful convictions. Legalbrief reports that different laws and extradition treaties often delay the delivery of justice, but ...
Where the Constitutional Court went wrong
If one ‘sifts through the mountain of verbiage’ in the judgment in Public Protector v South African Reserve Bank and contrast that with a dissenting opinion by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, it would appear that the majority of the justices ...
Dramatic medical aid changes on the cards
The revised National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill published last week shows that there is little space for medical aid schemes as we currently know them in SA. While Health Minister Zweli Mkhize had previously hinted that medical schemes would play ...
Rest of Africa
Mozambique criminalises digital snooping
MPs in Mozambique have revised the country’s penal code to criminalise digital snooping. In effect, anyone who now gains access to phones, computers or other gadgets belonging to a third party without permission will face up to two years in ...
Tanzania revokes lucrative hunting permit
Tanzania has revoked a hunting permit for Abu Dhabi-based Green Mile Safari, which runs safari hunting operations around Lake Natron, for alleged violation of game hunting rules. The firm is linked to the UAE’s ruling family. Natural Resources and Tourism ...
Air Namibia faces closure
Namibia’s Public Enterprises Minister Leon Jooste and other government officials are negotiating Air Namibia's exit from aircraft lease agreements in the US. The move indicates the imminent closure of the national airline, which could cost the government around $166m ...
Nigerian students target SA businesses
Minister fired over graft scandal
Court rules in favour of directors of insolvent company
Directors of a company had not defrauded creditors when they took security for loans to the company as a liquidator had argued, the High Court in England has ruled. A report on the Out-Law.com site notes that the court ...
Israeli billionaire charged over Guinea bribery case
Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz and two associates are to stand trial for allegedly bribing Guinean officials to win mining licences, Swiss prosecutors confirmed yesterday. The trio allegedly paid $10m to one of the wives of former Guinean President Lansana Conte ...
Corporation sues Serious Fraud Office over parked inquiry
In the latest leg of an ongoing dispute, Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC) has begun legal action against the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). A Law Gazette report notes that ENRC has applied to the High Court in England for a ...
Century-old law decides stepsisters' inheritance dispute
Regulator battles to recover prosecution costs
Net closes on suspected global narcotics ring
Freedom of expression rights limited by copyright
Malaysia files graft charges against Goldman Sachs directors
Investor in the dock
* A former investor accused of defrauding pensioners of millions of rands will finally have his day in court five years after his alleged victims opened cases against him. Robert Gourrege made a brief appearance in the Specialised Commercial Crime Court ...
CFO in court
* The CFO of the Limpopo Department of Agriculture & Rural Development in Polokwane, Lucy Manana Seabi, and her alleged accomplice, Mninikhanya Qwabaza, appeared before the Polokwane Magistrate's Court for fraud and corruption last week in connection with a R1 ...
SARS probes commissioner
* A former Department of Correctional Services regional commissioner in East London is under investigation by SARS for allegedly receiving bribes worth R1.2m from African Global Operations, formerly Bosasa. Nontsikelelo Jolingana was the regional commissioner when African Global subsidiary companies ...
Royal Bafokeng sued
Jiba hearing postponed
Lifman trial date set