Calls for probe into 'farcical' corruption report
Parliament has been urged to investigate allegations of corruption within the judiciary, after questions around the integrity of judges were raised. Legalbrief reports that an intelligence report has allegedly implicated some judges in corruption. However, the State Security Agency (SSA ...
EFF slams 'political commentator' judges
The EFF has criticised a judge who is presiding over the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial, for his remarks condemning a scuffle involving a prison warden and three accused, saying they should not fight like MPs. Monday's physical scuffle involving ...
Master's Office 'not completely collapsed' – Jeffery
Deputy Justice Minister John Jeffery says while there is a way to get the Master’s Office running efficiently, he does not believe it has suffered a complete collapse. The office has been hamstrung as a result of long queues, system ...
Hopes for maritime industry with new shipping Bill
ANC to appeal election poster ruling
Commuter wins Prasa damages case
WC lodges dispute with Treasury
CEO accused of squandering funds on employee disputes
PAIA request for Ministers’ performance reviews denied
Dipuo Peters suspended over state capture breaches
Shoprite nets 1 700 years' jail time in crime crackdown
PetroSA’s leading CEO candidate accused of misconduct
Treasury to review price clause in procurement Bill
World Bank approves Eskom’s transmission company
Nxesi defends R15bn plan to create 2m jobs
Ramaphosa calls for unity in GBV campaign
Amcu accuses Implats of negligence
Cabal of ‘investors’ eye crippled bank
Military’s broad criminal network unpacked
Ipid probes police custody death
Steel giant likely to shed 3 500 jobs
Winde under fire over Middle East ties
Policy: Males must be at the centre in fight against GBV – Ramaphosa
President Cyril Ramaphosa has used the opening of the third AU Men’s Conference to insist that the battle against gender-based violence cannot be won if the focus is not on the role of men and boys in bringing about a world ...
Case Law Briefs
Broadband v Eskom (Contempt application)
Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg):
Broadband Infraco SOC Limited v Eskom Holdings SOC Limited and Another
Judgment: 13 November 2023
Keywords: Civil Procedure – Contempt application in respect of interim interdict – Defence of acting on legal advice – Superior Courts ...
Leso v Minister of Justice (Delict, unlawful detention)
Gauteng High Court (Pretoria):
Leso v Minister of Justice & Correctional Services and Others
Judgment: 13 November 2023
Keywords: Delict – Unlawful detention, Quantum, and Prescription – Prescription Act 68 of 1969, ss 11(d), 13(1)(a)
Summary: Mr ...
Akzonobel Coatings v Dumax Paints (Trademark)
Free State High Court (Bloemfontein):
Akzonobel Coatings International BV and Another v Dumax Paints (Pty) Ltd and Others
Judgment: 9 November 2023
Keywords: Intellectual Property Law – Trade Mark infringement – Dilution – Trade Marks Act 194 of 1993 (TMA ...
Dzingirai v S (Cab Rank Rule)
Murder accused reveals details of security escort’s shooting
The details surrounding the murder of Riaan Kohl, who was shot dead while escorting a furniture delivery truck to Motherwell, have finally been revealed by the man standing trial for the murder, reports HeraldLIVE. In a confession to police after ...
Bathtub murderer apologises to family
Macgyver Yibanathi Ndema, who cemented the body of his wife Noluvuyo Nonkwelo-Ndema under their bathtub after killing her in June 2019, apologised to his in-laws and children for the nature of her death, but still denies being her killer. A ...
Bozwana killers to hear their fate in January
It will be another Christmas behind bars for the killers of murdered billionaire Wandile Bozwana, as the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) is scheduled to sentence the four on 26 January. A Pretoria News report says this month, after a long ...
Murder accused to remain out on bail
Xenophobia hiding under 'fig leaf of legality'
Xenophobic statements and actions are racist or neo-apartheid discourse and practices. They ought to qualify as hate speech or be banned under other provisions of our law and Constitution.’ So says Unisa Emeritus Professor Raymond Suttner, in response to ...
Gas project a risky investment for SA
Late in 2022, TotalEnergies Exploration & Production SA and its partners started applying for government permission to drill six deep sea wells in the vicinity of Plettenberg Bay and lay more than 80km of undersea gas pipelines along the Garden ...
Engineers still languishing in Equatorial Guinea prison
The families of two SA engineers detained in Equatorial Guinea are appealing for a solution to their ‘political’ arrest. Peter Huxham and Frederic Potgieter are are being detained in the same cell at Mongomo Prison after their arrest at a ...
Uganda on track with child labour initiative
Ministry of Gender, Labour & Social Development official Aggrey Kibenge has met with a delegation from the International Labour Organisation's ACCEL project, during which they discussed the upcoming second phase of the initiative aimed at eradicating child labour in ...
Ex-Zambian first lady in the dock
A trial against Zambia's former first lady Esther Lungu, the wife of ex-President Edgar Lungu, has begun in Lusaka. She has been charged with the theft of three vehicles, a title for a property in Lusaka and possession of ...
Meta accused of engineering child addiction
Meta purposefully engineered its platforms to addict children and knowingly allowed underage users to hold accounts, according to a newly unsealed legal complaint. A report in The Guardian notes that the complaint is a key part of a lawsuit filed ...
UK Ministers implicated in alleged arms deal graft
Cabinet Ministers and Whitehall mandarins approved payments totalling £60m to Saudi royals and high-ranking officials over decades to secure and maintain a huge arms deal, a court heard this week. According to a report in The Guardian, the accusation was ...
Teens on trial for aiding in teacher's murder
Six teenagers have gone on trial in Paris for their alleged roles in the murder of a teacher, Samuel Paty. A BBC News report notes that the children are accused of slander and pointing out Paty to his killer, a ...
Netherlands returns artefacts to the Ukraine
Student appears for teacher's murder
* A 21-year-old student from Varsity College in Sandton appeared in the Alexandra Magistrate's Court yesterday for allegedly killing school teacher Kirsten Kluyts. Bafana Makhungela was remanded in custody pending his next court appearance on 5 December. He intends to ...
Truck driver allegedly faked hijacking
* A truck driver who allegedly faked his hijacking and kidnapping in Breyten in Mpumalanga in October has been remanded after his first appearance in the Ermelo Magistrate's Court on Monday. His case was postponed to Friday for further investigation ...
Warning over fatal cyclist attacks
* Cyclists in Pretoria East, Centurion, and other parts of Gauteng are being warned to avoid certain routes after a recent spate of attacks targeting cyclists – two fatal. Pedal Power Association CEO Neil Robinson said there has been a surge ...
Another suspect arrested for activist's murder
* A fourth suspect has been arrested in connection with the murder in April of activist Loyiso Nkohla at a railway station in Cape Town. The Hawks' serious organised crime investigation team arrested the 41-year-old suspect on Monday at Cofimvaba in ...