SCA grapples with Zuma 'terminal illness' issue
Whether Jacob Zuma is in fact terminally ill and whether his ally and former Correctional Services head Arthur Fraser exercised powers he did not have in law when he summarily dismissed a recommendation by the Medical Parole Advisory Board that ...
Marikana survivors a step nearer Ramaphosa hearing
The Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) has moved a step closer to hearing the claim against President Cyril Ramaphosa by the 349 surviving Marikana mine workers. The group of workers, some injured and later arrested for the murder of their own ...
Farmgate investigations should be expedited – lawyer
As political parties are set to announce their plans of action to hold President Cyril Ramaphosa and his executive to account in relation to the Phala Phala Farmgate scandal, an expert has said investigations can be expedited in a case ...
SA's Russian military junket questioned
Guest columnist pays for slandering DM
Bungle over salary increase judgment
Mounting calls for Cele to step down
ANC women urge quick action on Minister sex allegation
Deokaran flagged R30m contracts to shell corporations
Bain apology comes in for more flak
‘Progress’ on SAA merger approval – Takatso
Scrap metal export ban 'long overdue'
State working on improving SAPS – Ramaphosa
Numsa prepares for Samancor strike
Teacher removed after anti-coloured rant
Video showing alleged police assault goes viral
Duduzile Zuma not worried by July riot investigations
Article on US firm and Reddy link retracted
DA leader calls for probe into R151m cultural project
MPs note concern for KZN farmworkers
Hospital nepotism allegations investigated
Legislation: Financial Matters Amendment Bill to be introduced
Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana has, by notice in the Government Gazette, announced that he intends to introduce the Financial Matters Amendment Bill in Parliament in the next month, writes Wyndham Hartley.
The Bill aims to amend a wide array of pensions ...
Legislation: Trespass Act to be replaced
The more than 60-year-old Trespass Act has been identified as a piece of apartheid era legislation and is to be repealed and replaced, writes Wyndham Hartley.
The Department of Justice & Constitutional Development has invited interested parties to submit written comments ...
General: Defence Minister in Russia for conference
Minister of Defence & Military Veterans, Thandi Modise is scheduled to have a bilateral meeting with the Russian Minister of Defence, General Shoigu, on the margins of the 10th Moscow Conference on International Security, reports Wyndham Hartley.
SA and ...
Case Law Briefs
Jai Hind v Engen (Exceptionality)
Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg): Jai Hind EMCC CC v Engen Petroleum Ltd SA In Re: Engen Petroleum v Jai Hind Judgment: 4 August 2022 Keywords: Judgments and orders – S 18(4) appeal – Superior Courts Act, 10 of 2013 (SCA), ss ...
Tswelopele Local Municipality v HT Pelatona Projects (Tender)
Free State High Court (Bloemfontein): Tswelopele Local Municipality v HT Pelatona Projects (Pty) Ltd Judgment: 3 August 2022 Keywords: Court orders – Suspension of interim interdict by application for leave to appeal – Superior Courts Act, 10 of 2013 (SCA), s18 Summary: Following ...
Policeman charged for allegedly inciting July rioting
Public Order policeman Menzi Blose was one of four people who appeared briefly in the Durban Magistrate's Court yesterday as part of an operation targeting alleged instigators of the July 2021 riots, reports TimesLIVE. Blose, who is based at ...
NPA ordered to amend indictment against ex-DPP
The Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) has ordered the NPA to amend its indictment in the corruption case against former acting DPP in Mpumalanga Matric Luphondo after finding the charges were vague and ambiguous. News24 reports that while the trial against ...
Mihalik murder suspect not injured in custody – police
The credibility of a warning statement recorded by slain Anti-Gang Unit detective Charl Kinnear, when he interviewed an accused in the murder of Advocate Pete Mihalik, came under the spotlight in the Western Cape High Court trial of Mihalik’s alleged killers. A ...
Triple life sentence for family killings
Murder suspect fears for his life
Case against accused in bus attacks postponed
Tazné van Wyk murder accused denies knowing her
Corruption charges against ANC official reinstated
Two more in the dock for Limpopo mayor murder
A 'grave mistake' for Mogoeng to enter politics
‘Most announcements of a candidate running for President are made in front of television cameras and bright lights, with as much fanfare as possible. In a surprising move, retired Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng’s presidential run was announced in a two-minute ...
Cele’s ‘irregular’ conduct must be stopped
‘South Africans could be forgiven for thinking that Minister of Police Bheki Cele is the National SAPS Commissioner. He hogs the limelight when there are massacres, and arranges patrols, overshadowing the commissioner whose job he has usurped. Minister Cele – ...
A Matter of Justice
Lesotho elections quandary after ConCourt ruling
Lesotho’s 7 October election date suddenly appears at risk. The date was announced by the country’s Independent Electoral Commission in July, but a new decision of the Constitutional Court has found that the delimitation of 20 constituencies doesn’t pass constitutional ...
William Ruto declared Kenya President-elect
After an afternoon marked by delays and tensions, including a split in the Kenyan electoral commission, Deputy President William Ruto has been declared the winner of the Kenya presidential election. BBC News reports that he narrowly beat his rival, Raila ...
Tanzania tightens laws against rising child abuse
Tanzania is taking steps to tighten laws protecting children following a rise in incidents of child abuse, The East African reports. Officials say they will tighten penalties in the Child Act to enforce legal provisions that would protect Tanzanian children ...
Liberia removes gender bias in nationality law
The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, praised Liberia for removing gender discrimination from its nationality law, granting women the same right as men to pass their nationality to their children. A Voice of America report says Liberian President George Weah amended ...
Australian PM probes predecessor's secret roles
The Australian Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, is seeking legal advice over reports his predecessor, Scott Morrison, was secretly sworn into three Ministry positions while in government, accusing Morrison of ‘running a shadow government’. According to a report in The Guardian ...
J&J to halt sales of baby powder products
Johnson & Johnson (J&J) said it plans to stop selling its legacy talc-based baby-powder products globally in 2023, a move that comes amid continued legal battles and years after the company discontinued the product in the US and Canada. According ...
Cryptocurrency developers' duty of care appealed
The question of whether developers of cryptocurrencies and other blockchain-based assets owe a duty of care to investors in their products is to be examined in the UK Court of Appeal. A Law Gazette report notes that ruling last week ...
Former German Chancellor sues over loss of office space
SABC settles with sacked head of news
* The SABC has reached an out-of-court settlement with its former head of news, Phathiswa Magopeni, who was axed in January after a disciplinary process over a breakdown of trust in their relationship. An internal disciplinary hearing in December found her ...
Suspect arrested over counterfeit money allegation
* A motorist has been arrested by the Tshwane Metro Police Department after he was found in possession of counterfeit money to the value of R3.5m. The suspect will appear in court soon.
Sassa concerned about new scam
* Yesterday, Sassa in KZN said that it was concerned by the increasing number of scam messages on social media purporting to be selling Sassa cards. In July, Sassa urged social grant recipients to be wary of fake people purporting to ...