Madonsela linked to Zuma 'think tank'
A claim that former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela was part of an elite team of advisers who drew up a blueprint for former President Jacob Zuma's government before 2009 will be made at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into ...
Eskom's maintenance funds allegedly looted
How Eskom funds earmarked for crucial maintenance of power plants were diverted to the Kusile power station project and other capital expenditure programmes where they were allegedly looted through dodgy tenders is being investigated by the Hawks. Lack of maintenance ...
SARS trio appear before Public Protector today
Former acting SARS Commissioner Ivan Pillay, his predecessor Oupa Magashula and former senior SARS official Vlok Symington will present themselves before Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane today after they were summoned to be questioned about Pillay’s early retirement. Public Enterprises Minister ...
Questions raised over Radebe $1bn oil deal push
Eskom to appeal landmark power cuts judgment
Zuma nuclear claims shot down by Greenpeace
Mbalula and his different Gupta stories
Malema hate speech decision this week
Medical school issue in court over corruption claims
Denel plans to stop bleeding include privatisation
Minister confirms CEF-sourced loan for Optimum
SCA slams body corporate's ‘exorbitant’ interest rate
Contractor wins SCA battle against insurer
Aveng fails to stop Sanral bridge claim
State to pay R0.6m for sending four men to jail
Lawyer ordered to pay damages for sexual slurs
DA councillor accused of kickbacks from developer
Clarification sought on NCOP committee’s powers
Alleged 'upskirt' victim sues company for R25m
Interdict stops ‘free housing scheme’ signage
Department wants oncology contract set aside
Flight path affected by radio telescope regulations
Future of radiographers remains in limbo
Cape school fined for 113-year unlawful operation
Paraplegic seeks R2m over spinal injury diagnosis
SA almost last in shift to clean energy – WEF
Mabe lays fraud charge against his accuser
Call for justice for 2016 killing of mining activist
State claims success against illicit money flows
Small business officials suspended over corruption claims
Legislation: Committees leave raft of executive Bills in limbo
Given the number of Bills still before National Assembly committees when the House rose last Wednesday for the 8 May elections, it is now clear that Parliament’s plan was always to suspend rules that would otherwise have required at an embarrassingly large ...
Legislation: Six private members’ Bills on ice?
Of 11 private members’ Bills tabled in Parliament last year, four had yet to be considered by the National Assembly committees concerned when the House rose last week for the 8 May elections. Since it was resolved last month to suspend Rules ...
Legislation: New community broadcasting regulations in force
New regulations for community broadcasting were gazetted on Friday with a document explaining the rationale behind changes made to those in place since 2016, reports Pam Saxby for Legalbrief Policy Watch. They mark the culmination of a review process begun by the ...
Communications: Unreserved postal regulations to be reviewed
Regulations on unreserved postal services are to be reviewed in the light of an inquiry conducted last year by the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa), reports Pam Saxby for Legalbrief Policy Watch. The sub-sector handles postal articles larger and ...
Child abuse case postponed for medical reports
The Western Cape High Court has postponed the child abuse case of a stepfather and his ex-wife, notes a News24 report. Taswell Louw and his ex-wife Renzia face charges of attempted murder and child abuse as a result of allegations ...
Congolese national accused of killing Irish aid worker
The man accused of murdering Irish aid worker John Curran is set to apply for bail next month, notes a TimesLIVE report. Mitspa Onyoka appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Friday. The 24-year-old Congolese national was arrested ...
Teenagers accused of Themane killing stay in jail
Seven teenagers arrested in connection with the murder of Thoriso Themane will remain behind bars after their case was postponed on Friday. The accused appeared at the Polokwane Juvenile Court where their case was postponed to 2 and 3 April ...
Black-dollar scam ends well for victim
Banker to appeal ruling on his father's murder
How the Constitutional Court got it wrong
In a lengthy, comprehensive critique of the ‘Glenister III’ judgment back in 2014 on the Politicsweb site, the University of Pretoria’s Professor Koos Malan and Advocate Paul Hoffman SC suggest the Constitutional Court majority got it wrong – so wrong ...
Why Copyright Amendment Bill is good for SA
The controversial Copyright Amendment Bill, which critics claim is riddled with flaws but is nevertheless expected to be passed in the NCOP this week, is supported in two recent articles. Sean Flynn, of the American University Washington College of Law ...
Mali bans hunters group after village 'massacre'
Mali's government has banned the group of hunters it says was behind an attack in which more than 130 villagers were killed, according to BBC News. At dawn on Saturday, gunmen surrounded a village of the Fulani ethnic community ...
Nigeria Chief Justice's corruption trial hits snag
The trial of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, appears to be reaching an anti-climax with key prosecution witnesses' testimony contradicting claims that the embattled number one judicial officer might have corruptly amassed wealth way out of ...
US accused of 'war crimes' in Somalia
The US military may be guilty of war crimes for killing large numbers of civilians in a sharply stepped-up campaign of air strikes in Somalia over the past two years, Amnesty International said. The rights group said it had been ...
Schoolgirls jailed for scribbling on President's picture
No evidence of Trump collusion with Russia – Mueller
Special counsel Robert Mueller found that neither President Donald Trump nor any of his aides colluded with Russia during the 2016 election, according to a letter delivered to Congress yesterday by the US Attorney-General. The letter from William Barr also ...
‘Reasonable diligence’ appeal in fraud case allowed
A person who applies to set aside a judgment on the basis of fraud does not have to demonstrate that the fraud could not have been spotted with reasonable diligence, the UK’s Supreme Court has ruled. The judgment in Takhar ...
Court warned against opening legal costs floodgate
Judges will open the floodgates to thousands of costs claims from former clients of law firms if they allow a landmark challenge to pass, the UK’s Court of Appeal has heard, according to a Law Gazette report. Claimant firm HH ...
Unqualified ‘adviser’ held to same standard as lawyer
Jury set to consider Hillsborough disaster verdicts
Religious hate crimes on rise in UK
Venezuela state killings condemned by UN
Christian convert's Bible claims thwart asylum bid
Life sentences for killers of mother and son
* Two men found guilty of killing a 75-year-old woman and her 35-year-old son have been handed down two life sentences each. Thabani Lushaba (24) and Samkelo Bhengu (23) were sentenced to two life sentences in the KKZN High Court (Pietermaritzburg ...
Alleged killer of cyclist and hiker kept in custody
* A man accused of fatal attacks on a cyclist and a mountain walker is to remain in custody as particulars are prepared for his trial, the Western Cape High Court ruled on Friday. Blessing Bveni is accused the 2018 murders ...
Judgment reserved in paedophile's appeal
* Judgment has been reserved in the appeal of Plettenberg Bay paedophile William Beale against his sentence. Beale, a former computer engineer, was convicted in 2017 on 18 644 counts of possession of child pornography. The Thembalethu Regional Court had sentenced ...