Dark days ahead as Eskom battles to avoid blackout
The Eskom shenanigans that have dumped the country into load-shedding are ongoing, and consumers are likely to continue to suffer for the foreseeable future. In fact, stage five and six load shedding has not been ruled out – although Eskom ...
Jooste heads list of those named in Steinhoff report
Heading the list of eight identified in the PwC forensic report as being involved in fictitious and irregular transactions amounting to about €6.5bn is former Steinhoff CEO Marcus Jooste. Also included, according to the revelations by Steinhoff CEO Louis ...
Rogue SOE deal to buy Optimum exposed
The state-owned enterprise (SOE) that won the option to acquire Optimum mine, formerly owned by the Gupta family, entered into the transaction without the knowledge of the Treasury or permission from the Energy Minister, says a Business Day report. Optimum ...
Ramaphosa to sign proclamation on NPA directorate
Claims lodged in 1998 must be prioritised – ruling
670 civil servants score R1bn from state business
Payment to associate of Nene's son questioned
No sense in JV with Gupta ally – ex-Denel boss
Don't tie Trillian’s Gupta links to corruption – lawyer
Medical aids lose billions on risk transfer deals
Why the RAF is in shambolic state – actuary
National Assembly confirms land reform delay
SABC board list gets stamp of approval
NCOP committee ignores Mboweni's plea on PIC Bill
Aarto Bill a cause for concern, says AA
MPs seek assurance on election day power cuts
MPs as one on removal of Icasa boss
Country should not be run by commissions – PSC
Department ‘innocent party’ in use of photograph – ruling
DRC won't appeal same-sex marriages ruling
Court interpreter condemned for manipulating legal process
Experts question effectiveness of commission
ConCourt asked to rule on Westside millions
Zondi ready to recount alleged sex assault details
Commission backs launch of racism app
SuperSport racism probe gets under way
KZN Regional Court President remains suspended
Cats vs dogs battle in High Court
Rachel Kolisi urged to apologise for Instagram post
Naked protestor’s claims unfounded – Unisa
Key Sibanye strike ruling today
Unions react to Standard Bank job losses
Legislation: Urgent financial sector regulation amendments released
Urgent draft amendments to regulations under the 2017 Financial Sector Regulation Act were released yesterday for comment by 27 March, reports Pam Saxby for Legalbrief Policy Watch. The revised regulations must be in place before the end of this financial year and ...
Environment: Input sought on coastal water quality guidelines
Comment is sought by 14 April on draft coastal marine water quality guidelines for mariculture and the natural environment to replace those published in 1992, reports Pam Saxby for Legalbrief Policy Watch. They were last updated in 1995. According to the document’s ...
Legislation: Co-operatives Amendment Act in force soon
The 2013 Co-operatives Amendment Act will come into effect on 1 April, according to a presidential proclamation gazetted yesterday. Its overarching objective is to improve accountability within co-operative enterprises and strengthen their governance, notes Pam Saxby for Legalbrief Policy Watch. With that ...
ANC heavyweight appears for murder of Youth League official
Harry Gwala district municipality mayor and senior ANC KZN provincial leader Mluleki Ndobe and three other men have appeared in the Umzimkhulu Magistrate’s Court in connection with the murder of former ANC Youth League secretary-general Sindiso Magaqa. Ndobe – who ...
Packham loved life, but not his wife – ex-mistress
Rob Packham, who is charged with the murder of his wife Gill, had expressed unhappiness about his marriage and had hoped to build a future with his mistress, the Western Cape High Court heard yesterday from a woman who had ...
Ex-pupil’s negligence claim dismissed
The Eastern Cape High Court (Grahamstown) has ruled that Kingswood College was not negligent when a fight between two teenage pupils in an unsupervised classroom resulted in a serious eye injury for one of them. A Daily Dispatch report says ...
Policeman testifies at Kuga inquest
Director’s responsibilities and a shareholder's rights
‘When drafting various corporate documents where individuals are shareholders, directors and employees, it is important to consider carefully the provisions in both the Shareholders Agreement and the Executive Employment Agreement. Understanding the rights as a shareholder against the roles, duties ...
Time to act on legalising euthanasia
The negative attitude towards suicide, assisted suicide and euthanasia is difficult to understand and accept from a human rights perspective, especially if one considers the right of every person to inherent dignity forms one of the founding values on which ...
Kenya JSC urges probe of defiant judge's conduct
Supreme Court Justice Jackton Ojwang has declined to appear before the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) to respond to various allegations against him, including being bribed to deliver favourable rulings and being a partial arbitrator, The Nation reports. Sources said a ...
Leading Zimbabwe magistrate in the dock
Suspended Chief Magistrate Mishrod Guvamombe, who is facing criminal abuse of office charges, will stand trial on 9 April in the Harare Regional Court. New Zimbabwe reports that Magistrate Lucy Mungwari said it was ‘ridiculous’ to have him tried by ...
Namibian farmer off the hook in livestock theft case
A Windhoek resident who has spent the past three years in prison after being found guilty of stock theft has been released after his sentence was set aside by the High Court. The Namibian reports that Judge Nate Ndauendapo said ...
Kenyan lawyer questioned over son’s death
Ways sought for UK lawyers to prove competence
Oversight regulators have given their strongest indication yet that solicitors in England and Wales could face greater obligations to prove their ongoing competence, notes a Law Gazette report. The Legal Services Board confirmed in December that it would look at ...
Judicial sympathy for Italian women killers slammed
Decisions by two appeal judges to grant lighter sentences to men convicted of femicide have exposed deeply-rooted cultural stereotypes within the Italian judiciary system and wider society, says a report in The Guardian. In the first case, a judge in ...
Philippines out of ICC as inquiry goes on
The Philippines has officially withdrawn from the International Criminal Court (ICC), becoming the second country to withdraw after Burundi, which left in 2017, notes a Jurist report. President Rodrigo Duterte announced the country was withdrawing from the court a year ...
NZ Cabinet backs gun law changes
Prosecutors probe development of Boeing crash planes
Hillsborough admissions should be discounted – barrister
Ireland chases UK legal business post-Brexit
Australian Airbnb host jailed for killing guest