Let's work together to tackle inequality – Ramaphosa
The election of those who will run the country and the sixth Parliament for the next five years got off to a stuttering – there were surprise ‘no-shows’ and unexpected newcomers (see Pam Saxby’s report in the POLICY WATCH section ...
Matjila, senior execs facing Hawks investigation
The Public Investment Corporation’s (PIC) former chief executive Dan Matjila and two other senior executives have been implicated in a complicated plot to facilitate an irregular payment of close to R100m for the benefit of a select businessman. This matter ...
US asks SA to reconsider Chang extradition decision
The US government has expressed ‘great disappointment’ that SA has decided to extradite Mozambique’s former Finance Minister Manuel Chang back to his own country rather than to the US to face massive fraud charges, says a Daily Maverick report. And ...
Former Minister challenges Public Protector report
BLF asks Hlophe to stop farmers running to courts
Black-on-black K-word intended to 'dehumanise'
Woman accused of spreading HIV sues for R2m
ANC ordered to reinstate member to NCOP list
Judge dismisses fired Zimbabwean's compensation bid
Prasa suspends more senior executives
Council rejects social responsibility document
Battle over land ownership in top court
CCMA subpoenas Mandela funeral role-players
SCA backing of conveyancers judgment welcomed
Evicted shack dwellers raise lawyers' fees together
Pansalb fights for indigenous language use in courts
Robben Island operator denies price fixing
SCA dismisses another Van Breda appeal
Judge died before anti-venom could be administered
City paid for municipal manager's private interdict
Police concerned over huge increase in rape
No pay, no calls threat to municipality
Johannesburg crime down, but costs up
General: Gone missing ... some ANC 'big guns'
The Departments of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries, Correctional Services, Economic Development and Environmental Affairs have been left without Ministers and deputies pending the announcement of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s new Cabinet, reports Pam Saxby for Legalbrief Policy Watch. With the notable exception ...
Legislation: B-BBEE trusts, share schemes fall short on ownership
Most broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE ) transactions involving trusts, ‘broad-based ownership schemes’ and employee share ownership programmes submitted to the B-BBEE Commission for registration have fallen short of meeting the requirements concerned (Engineering News), notes Pam Saxby for Legalbrief Policy ...
Legislation: Pension fund board member training standard mooted
Comment is sought by 4 July on a draft financial sector conduct standard prescribing the minimum skills and training requirements of pension fund board members. It is envisaged that these could be acquired after being appointed and that six months would ...
Daughter paints picture of 'loving, caring' Packham
Convicted wife killer Rob Packham's daughter yesterday asked that her father not be 'put away forever'. Addressing Judge Elize Steyn in the Western Cape High Court where sentencing proceedings in Packham's case started, Kerry Meyer described her father ...
Life term for boyfriend of murdered police officer
The boyfriend of a policewoman whose burnt remains were found in a car in Nyoni, KZN, in January last year has been sentenced to life behind bars for her murder. The Mtunzini High Court convicted and sentenced Lucky Masinga, as ...
Four life terms a 'just' sentence – judge
Stacey Adams’ killer, Christopher Brown, has been sentenced to four life terms for the girl’s rape and murder, and for the murder of Thulisa Lavisa, the mother of his four-year-old son. Brown entered a plea and sentence agreement with the ...
Reshall Jimmy had time to get out of burning car – expert
Four police officers face corruption charges
Amcu deputy recounts moment when shot at soccer match
Retired principal's widower recalls his wife's death
Magistrate offers advice along with sentences
'Anti-corruption' Cabinet not sufficient to drive growth
It should be a given that President Cyril Ramaphosa's new Cabinet will comprise squeaky clean Ministers, and be devoid of those who have been implicated in state capture and other wrongdoings. But while such an anti-corruption Cabinet will no ...
Nigeria to sign free trade zone agreement
Nigeria will sign the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCTA) as soon as President Muhammadu Buhari approves an impact-assessment report he requested. ‘I think the President has a sense of urgency about this because when he asked us to conduct ...
Kenyan court due to rule on same-sex laws
Kenya’s High Court is tomorrow expected to deliver a long-awaited ruling on whether to scrap colonial-era laws which criminalise same-sex relations, a verdict that could have repercussions across Africa. However, the LGBT community fears yet another postponement. In February, the ...
Maputo says extradition a 'free and sovereign decision'
Mozambique yesterday welcomed South Africa's decision to extradite former Finance Minister Manuel Chang over a government corruption scandal. As previously reported in Legalbrief Today, SA's Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha confirmed Chang would be extradited to ...
Ghana musicians get bail after on-stage brawl
Diplomatic row over Kenya visa fiasco
MTN pays bulk of massive Nigeria fine
Louisiana Senate passes anti-abortion amendment
The Louisiana Senate approved a state constitutional amendment this week declaring that citizens have no constitutional right to abortions. According to a report in The Guardian, the move is the latest salvo in a broader assault against reproductive rights in ...
Johnny Depp accuses ex-wife of domestic violence
Johnny Depp has denied physically abusing his ex-wife Amber Heard, claiming it was she who repeatedly attacked him during their turbulent relationship. According to a report in The Daily Telegraph, in court documents the Hollywood star claimed Heard threw a ...
Jury indicts US rapper's alleged killer
A grand jury has indicted a man in the fatal shooting of the rapper Nipsey Hussle in Los Angeles. A report in The Guardian notes that Eric Ronald Holder Jnr was indicted on one count of murder, two counts each ...
Trump ordered to make financial records accessible
Welsh judge allows lawbreaker to go on holiday
India's Supreme Court vetoes vote-counting changes
DNA match links killer to 24-year-old crime
Teenager gets eight years for murdering youth
* The Thembalethu Regional Court in the Western Cape has sentenced a 16-year-old boy to an effective eight years behind bars for the murder of Sinoxolo Lunguza (18). Sinethemba Nzima was sentenced to 10 years, two of which were suspended for ...
Man arrested with 22 rhino horns in his luggage
* An airline passenger en route to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from Johannesburg has been arrested with 22 rhino horns in his luggage. The horns were intercepted by authorities at OR Tambo International Airport. He is expected to appear in ...