Legal battle looms over Ramaphosa decision
A legal showdown appears likely over Parliament’s decision not to summons President Cyril Ramapohosa to testify at the inquiry into suspended Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s fitness for office, observes Legalbrief. Her counsel, Advocate Dali Mpofu SC, informed the Section 194 ...
Parties plan motion of no confidence in Ramaphosa
Seven opposition parties decided yesterday to bring a motion of no confidence in President Cyril Ramaphosa, two months after the African Transformation Movement (ATM) tabled a section 89 motion to impeach him on charges of breaching the Constitution in the ...
ANC ordered to settle R86m provident fund arrears
The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) has ordered the ANC staff provident fund to compel the ruling party to settle about R86m in accumulated contribution arrears that it owes members of the fund, reports BusinessLIVE. The authority signed an enforceable ...
DA lawyer facing suspension over K-word claim
R400 000 damages award for unlawful arrest
Departments liable for lawyer’s slip and fall
Corporation must pay up after cancelling tender
Man takes SA flag issue to High Court
Kganyago outlines greylisting implications for economy
Killings spark demand for better protection for women
Zulu royal coronation saga takes another twist
Banks warned against closing crypto accounts
Minister shuts down fuel levy speculation
Mbalula stand on licence renewal labelled 'irrational'
Lawyer says seizure of vegan products unlawful
Scopa calls for investigation into committee’s finances
Tshwane power contract row escalates
Overwhelming support for Social Impact Bill – DA
Ipid probing teenager’s rape inside police station
KZN departments irregular expenditure amounts to billions
Amathole council meeting put on hold
Cape school pupils in stand-off with police
Municipality flags illegal house shops
Liquor traders urged to comply with new regulations
Policy: Confirmation of Covid grant threshold increase
Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has, by notice in the Government Gazette, announced that the threshold for qualification for the social relief of distress grant has been increased, meaning that many more poor people will qualify, writes Wyndham Hartley.
General: Irba corrects assurance fees notice
The Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (Irba) has, by notice in the Government Gazette, announced that a notice it published on 10 June on fees on assurance engagements payable to the Irba was incorrect, reports Wyndham Hartley.
‘The schedule of ...
General: Name change in Western Cape
Sport, Arts & Culture Minister Nathi, Mthethwa has, by notice in the Government Gazette, using the provisions of the South African Geographical Names Council Act (Act No 118 of 1998) announced that Main Road 201 in the Drakenstein Local Municipality and the ...
Case Law Briefs
Peloeole v DPP Gauteng (Intent v premeditation)
SCA: Peloeole v Director of Public Prosecutions, Gauteng Judgment: 16 August 2022 Keywords: Criminal law and procedure – Appropriate sentence – ‘intent’ v ‘premeditation’ – Criminal Law Amendment Act 105 of 1997 (CLAA), s 51(1) Summary: Mr Peloeole, a former warrant ...
Swarts v Minister of Public Works (Delict)
Eastern Cape High Court (Gqeberha): Swarts v Minister of Public Works Judgment: 12 August 2022 Keywords: Delict – Slip-and-trip – Legal duty of custodian and occupier of public building Summary: Mr Swarts, a local attorney, attended at Gqeberha Magistrate's Court, when he ...
Stoch v Mntambo (Property law)
Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg): Stoch and Another v Mntambo NO and Another Judgment: 11 August 2022 Keywords: Property law – Real rights – Praedial servitude – Alienation of Land Act 68 of 1981 (ALA), s 2(1) Summary: A shareblock company owned ...
Absa v Shaw (Trust law)
Blacher v Orritt (Removal of ineligible director)
Orritt v Blacher (Removal of director)
SAPS alleged PPE corruption jumps to R8.5m
Police PPE corruption has jumped to R8.5m, reports the Daily Maverick. An initial probe by the NPA’s Investigating Directorate into allegations of corruption surrounding the procurement of police PPE revealed wasteful expenditure of R1.9m. The new figures were ...
Former prosecutor sentenced for corruption
A former state prosecutor from the Free State has been convicted and sentenced in the Phuthaditjhaba Magistrate’s Court on charges of corruption and theft. The Mercury reports Nkululeko Theophilus Ngcana (51) was arrested in February 2021 by the Hawks’ Serious ...
ANC MPL Lili’s sentencing for inciting postponed
ANC MPL Andile Lili – convicted in the Bellville Magistrate’s Court in May for inciting members of the Ses’khona People’s Rights Movement to commit murder and common assault outside the Bellville Magistrate’s Court – will now have to wait until ...
Fifth suspect in Gardee case released
Accused blames foreigners for Tazné van Wyk’s murder
Doctor in the dock for alleged rape of patient
Marikana stains the tapestry of SA’s democracy
‘SA is yet to find a way to manifest the promises of accountability so central to the constitutional order. Marikana attests to this reality. Ten years since the events of 16 August 2012, SA is yet to reckon with the ...
Bain’s damage control missive not enough
Last week, Stephen York, Bain & Co’s managing partner in SA, took out a full-page advertisement in Business Day appealing for ‘constructive dialogue’ with South Africans over its involvement in state capture in SA, specifically the dismantlement of SARS. York ...
Special court sessions to tackle sex-related crimes
The Uganda judiciary is set to hold special court sessions to deal with sex-related offences Principal Judge Flavian Zeija said, according to a report in The Monitor. Zeija said cases such as rape and defilement have, for the past 10 ...
Central African watchdogs call for 'responsible' journalism
The inaugural general assembly of the Audiovisual and Communication Regulators of Central African States (ECCAS) has called for media practitioners in the region to report more responsibly, thus preventing hate speech in journalism. A New Times report says the call ...
'Deliberate' HIV transmission case decision delayed
A Harare woman accused of deliberately transmitting HIV to her lover will now know her fate on 30 August after her court case was postponed on Tuesday following delays by the state to respond to the defence’s submissions. A New Zimbabwe report ...
Decision day on unsealing Mar-a-Lago affidavit
A federal judge in Florida will hear arguments today (Thursday) over whether to make public an affidavit used to justify a search of Donald Trump’s Florida estate, as broadening legal disputes on multiple fronts intensify against the former President and ...
Saudi woman gets 34 years for pro-democracy tweets
A Saudi student at Leeds University who had returned home to the kingdom for a holiday has been sentenced to 34 years in prison for having a Twitter account and for following and retweeting dissidents and activists. According to a ...
Biden signs flagship climate change Bill
US President Joe Biden has signed a $700bn Bill that aims to fight climate change and healthcare costs while raising taxes mainly on the rich. The final version is more modest in scope than the $3.5trn package first envisaged ...
UK Charity Commission probes struck-off solicitor
Man suspected of murdering boy waits for Valkenburg bed
* A man accused of killing a boy in the West Coast town of Klawer is still waiting for a bed at Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital. The Klawer Magistrate's Court heard that Daniel Smit was number 87 on the waiting list ...
Three arrested over platinum possession
* Three suspects that were arrested in Cape Town for possession of platinum are expected to appear in Goodwood Magistrates’ Court today. Zinzi Hani, spokesperson for the Western Cape Hawks, stated that the suspects were arrested in Goodwood after being caught ...
Parliamentary precinct cordoned over suspicious package
* The precinct of Parliament in Cape Town had to be cordoned off yesterday morning, after SAPS noticed a suspicious package that was left unattended. Parliament’s spokesperson Moloto Mothapo said SAPS immediately deployed their bomb disposal specialists as part of normal ...
Ranger, vet's rhino poaching trial postponed
* The trial of a former Kruger National Park ranger and a state veterinary technician accused of rhino poaching has been postponed to 22 November because the court dates of the accused’s legal representative clash with another trial. The ranger, Rodney ...