Zuma defies inquiry over 'biased, conflicted' Zondo
As reported in yesterday’s Legalbrief Today, former President Jacob Zuma is to ask State Capture Inquiry chair Raymond Zondo to recuse himself when Zuma gives testimony on the grounds that he is biased against him, failing which Zuma will not ...
Mkhwebane accuses Gordhan of ‘criminal contempt’
Busisiwe Mkhwebane wants Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan to face jail time for accusing her of incompetence and for saying she is unfit to hold the position of Public Protector, notes legal writer Karyn Maughan in a report in Business ...
Union federations join hands for massive strike
SA’s trade union federations have agreed to jointly protest against the harsh socio-economic conditions bedevilling workers. Trade union federation Cosatu, the Federation of Unions of SA, the National Council of Trade Unions and the SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu ...
Union anger as SAA problems hit technical arm
Thumbs up for renewed Optimum rescue plan
Accountability issue crops up again
Union demands rock business trying to recover
Richard Mdluli to be sentenced today
Public paying legal bills for Zondo testimonies
IPP office sets out emergency power programme
DA urges suspension of Gauteng health head
JPC boss loses bid to halt suspension
Protection order against ANC councillor granted
Johannesburg’s R1.5bn power tender remains in limbo
No Tshwane by-elections until court rulings – IEC
Dutch NGO flags KZN adoption gone wrong
City's battle with construction groups set for arbitration
Lockdown hit non-profits hard – survey
Legal action to remove group squatting in house
Durban, Cape Town commit to green future
ANC Mpumlanga member accused of raping twin daughters (8)
The case of a Mpumalanga ANC provincial executive committee (PEC) member accused of the rape of his eight-year-old twin daughters was postponed in the Mbombela Magistrate's Court yesterday. NPA spokesperson Monica Nyuswa said the man appeared in court alongside ...
Former jockey guilty of killing girlfriend
Former jockey Graham Gregorowski (35) has been found guilty of the premeditated murder of his live-in girlfriend Janet Scott (54) in the cottage they shared in Shongweni in October 2016 and has been sentenced to life imprisonment, notes TimesLIVE. KZN High ...
Police officers in Nateniël Julies case denied bail
Three police officers implicated in the fatal shooting of teenager Nateniël Julies were denied bail by the Protea Magistrate's Court yesterday. Delivering the ruling, Magistrate David Mhangu said their release would disturb the public peace. ‘There is a likelihood ...
Man paralysed by police wins damages battle
Three charged with human trafficking
Why implementation of party funding Bill is essential
When Parliament finally voted on the Political Party Funding Bill, in June 2018, it was passed with a majority of more than 85% and not a single vote cast against it. ‘Now, more than two years later, the Act is ...
Many ways the politically-connected avoid prosecution
‘The next time that former President Jacob Zuma or any other governing party leader rallies against the unfairness of the criminal justice system, one should question how they had used their power as the President, Cabinet Minister, MP, or as ...
A Matter of Justice
Amended bail laws not unconstitutional
Two Lesotho army officers who have spent three years in prison awaiting trial, have challenged the constitutionality of amended bail laws that require them to show ‘exceptional circumstances’ in order to get bail. They did not persuade the court to ...
Concern over new Zimbabwe cybersecurity Bill
The intensified prosecution of people using social media platforms indicates the Zimbabwe Government’s desire to protect itself from public pressure. And a new Bill clamping down on cybersecurity is set to further curtail freedom. In a Daily Maverick analysis, Fazila ...
Probe of alleged Kenya health insurance theft
Kenyan authorities are investigating four separate allegations of theft of funds at the national health insurer. The National Hospital Insurance Fund is also in the spotlight over its new organisational structure that has seen various staff promoted to senior positions ...
Moves to expand Egypt’s #MeToo movement
Over the past two months, Egypt's burgeoning #MeToo movement has exposed sexual assaults, spurred legal reform and emboldened hundreds of abuse victims to speak out. Rights activists are now calling for the campaign's message to target poorer women ...
Burundi commission praised for update on violations
Malawian allegedly murdered by boyfriend in US
Anti-racism training urged for UK legal system
The barrister who was mistaken for a defendant three times in one day at court has called for compulsory anti-racism training at every level of the UK legal system. According to a report in The Observer, Alexandra Wilson, who specialises ...
Remote hearings failing the vulnerable – Law Society
Only one in six lawyers believe that remote hearings are suitable for vulnerable defendants, according to a new report by the solicitors’ professional group. According The Justice Gap, in a new report, the Law Society is arguing that the UK ...
Trump's aiming to throw out Obama-care – Biden
The Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden, has responded to President Donald Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to fill a vacant seat on the Supreme Court, casting it as a blatant attempt to overthrow the Affordable Care Act (ACA) amid ...
US judge grants TikTok last-minute reprieve
US climate change denier ordered to step down
High-ranking cardinal exits the Vatican under a cloud
Farm killings accused abandons bail bid
* A 29-year-old man who confessed to killing Glen and Vida Rafferty and their dog on their Normandien farm in KZN has abandoned his bail application. Siyabonga Goodman Macu appeared in the Newcastle Magistrate's Court yesterday after he confessed to ...
Five sentenced for gang rape
* Four men have been sentenced to life in prison for the gang rape of a woman in Port Elizabeth in 2017. A fifth perpetrator, who was 17 and therefore a juvenile at the time of the rape, was sentenced to ...
Prasa union gets strike certificate
* The CCMA has issued a strike certificate to United National Transport Union members at Prasa after a wage dispute. This comes after the parties could not reach an agreement on the proposed multi-term wage offer for Prasa employees.
Cleaner accused of raping Covid-19 victim applies for bail
* A cleaner accused of raping a woman at a Covid-19 quarantine and isolation facility will learn on 5 October if his bail bid has been successful. Clinton Hartnick appeared in the Mossel Bay Magistrate's Court. He was arrested shortly ...
Western Cape Liquor Authority fines total R 1 731 220
* The Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) has issued fines totalling R1 731 220 since March. The province’s MEC for Community Safety, Albert Fritz, said yesterday the fines were issued between 27 March and 25 September. He said the WCLA also ...
Togo's first female PM appointed
* Togo's President Faure Gnassingbé yesterday appointed the country's first ever female Prime Minister. Victoire Dogbé is an economics and marketing graduate and had held a senior post in the President's office. She spent a decade as Youth ...