10 years on and a slap on the wrist for tardy judges
Three retired judges who were found guilty of misconduct for failing to deliver judgments for more than a year have to apologise to the litigants and be reprimanded in terms of a majority ruling of the JSC. Rapport says the ...
Zuma claims discrimination in state funding appeal
Former President Jacob Zuma has appealed to the SCA to reinstate the taxpayer funding of his corruption trial defence costs – even if government's decision to pay his legal bills for the last 16 years was unlawful, reports legal ...
Molefe rubbishes Ramaphosa on Eskom saga
The much-anticipated testimony of former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe was cut short on Friday when a case of Covid-19 brought the State Capture Commission’s hearing to a halt, but not before Molefe had defended his relationship with the Gupta family ...
Defiant Zuma digs in against commission
Minister rejects request for additional acting judges
Medical schemes racial profiling report blocked
Police ordered to hand secret documents to Ipid
SIU widens PPE contracts probe in KZN
Electoral Act prevents elections delay – expert
No money for renewed relief grants – Ramaphosa
Christian group challenges church closures
City of Cape Town lobbies for curfew relaxation
New variant delays schools return
Bankrupt Amathole paying suspended bosses millions
Steep taxes on alcohol possible – Ramaphosa
SCA dismisses Transport Ministry's trailer fines appeal
Doctor loses SCA battle to avoid disciplinary hearing
Class action tackles sale prices of repossessed homes
Steinhoff seeks creditor approval for claims
MultiChoice warns Icasa of 'unintended consequences'
Farmer to appeal murder conviction
Liquidators want more powers in Bitcoin inquiry
SARS blasted for cyber-security failings
Covid-19 crisis: All schools affected by reopening postponement
School re-opening dates announced on Friday by Basic Education Deputy Minister Reginah Mhaule appear to apply to state and private institutions, notes Pam Saxby. According to the Deputy Minister’s media statement, the two-week postponement was informed by extensive stakeholder consultations ...
Environmental: Producer responsibility regulations amended
Four sets of regulations aimed at ensuring the ‘effective and efficient management’ of end-of-life products in the paper/packaging, lighting and electrical/electronic sectors were amended on Friday by notice in the Government Gazette, reports Pam Saxby. The amendments affect ...
General: Legal Practice Council rules amended
The Legal Practice Council’s rules now prohibit any reference to the possession of a driver’s licence, motor vehicle ownership or access to such a vehicle in advertisements, interviews and practical vocational training contracts involving prospective and existing candidate legal practitioners ...
Malema's pre-trial firearm discharge hearing postponed
EFF leader Julius Malema's firearm discharge case has been postponed, reports News24. The state will decide on a date for the trial in which Malema and his co-accused, Adriaan Snyman, have been charged in connection with the discharge of ...
Party funding transparency needed sooner than later
‘If word from the Presidency holds true, the 2018 Political Party Funding Act will be operational by April 2021, ending a saga of political shifting sands, cold-shouldering Parliament and box-ticking governance.’ Daily Maverick journalist Marianne Merten notes the Independent ...
Museveni wins ‘fundamentally flawed’ poll
President Yoweri Museveni has been accused of voter fraud after being declared the winner of last week’s election. Museveni secured 5.85m votes (58.6%) while his main opposition candidate Bobi Wine won 3.48m (34.8%) the Electoral Commission ...
Ethnic-targeted killings in Ethiopia – EU
The EU says it is receiving reports of ethnic-targeted killings and possible war crimes in Ethiopia's northern region of Tigray. The defence forces entered Tigray early in November to oust the region's ruling party after its troops had ...
Kenya’s JSC moves to recruit new CJ
Kenya’s Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has retreated to Mombasa to finalise preparations for recruiting a new Chief Justice following the retirement of David Maraga last week. The commission said a notice declaring a vacancy will be released today and ‘it ...
TikTok stars face human trafficking probe
Graft-accused mayor granted bail
Namibia rejects vaccine warnings
Landmark UK 'business interruption' ruling
In a ruling that will resonate in South Africa, the UK Supreme Court has ruled that ‘business interruption’ policies provided cover against the pandemic and government lockdown measures. Judges unanimously dismissed insurers’ appeals against a High Court ruling that they ...
Poisoned Kremlin critic detained on return to Russia
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has been detained after flying back to Moscow from Germany, five months after he was nearly killed by a nerve agent attack, says a BBC News report. The activist (44) was led away by police at ...
US lawyers want pro-Trump senators disbarred
Thousands of US law students and of members of the Missouri, Texas and DC Bars have signed a petition for the disbarment of Senators Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz for their objections to Congressional certification of the Electoral College’s votes ...
Argentina legalises elective abortion
Case against solicitor stayed for medical reasons
UK barrister to prosecute Hong Kong protesters
SRA sanctions firms for transparency failings
UK business fined £23.8m for money laundering
Former police sergeant sentenced for corruption
* A former police sergeant attached to the Mangaung Family Violence Child Protection and Sexual Offences unit has been sentenced to seven years in jail for corruption by the Bloemfontein Regional Court. Three years were suspended. Mpolokeng Monenyane (38) was initially ...
Alleged wife killer denied bail
* Rezaan Fondling (33), accused of stabbing to death his eight-month-pregnant wife Zaida Samodien (33) last month, has been denied bail by Humansdorp Magistrate Una Rhodes. Fondling is expected back in court on 19 March.
Truck driver arrested
* A truck driver has been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle counterfeit goods worth R6m into SA from Mozambique. Police spokesperson Brigadier Vish Naidoo said the 54-year-old foreigner was arrested in Komatipoort ‘after offloading chrome in Maputo’.