Defiant Zuma repeats judicial bias claims
Former President Jacob Zuma has defied the Constitutional Court again, dismissing its request to make any submission about what sanction he should face for his alleged criminal contempt, instead repeating his claims of judicial bias and darkly hinting that jailing ...
The favoured five for two ConCourt posts
Given the way the interviews went, few will be surprised with the five names the JSC has put forward from which President Cyril Ramaphosa will appoint two new justices of the Constitutional Court, notes Legalbrief. From the eight interviewed this ...
Corrupt judges issue raised at JSC interviews
‘Are you a corrupt judge?’ SCA President Mandisa Maya asked Gauteng Deputy Judge President Aubrey Ledwaba. ‘No, president,’ said Ledwaba. The exchange happened during JSC interviews yesterday when allegations of corruption and bribery were raised following emergence of ...
Ghosts of ugly past still haunting us – ConCourt
Mantashe defends ANC deployment policy
LPC to investigate Mkhwebane attack on judge
Sperm donor's quest to access son an SA first
Strikers carrying weapons deserved dismissal – ruling
SAA pilots bid to block use of replacements
SCA overturns ‘faulty’ vehicle refund ruling
Municipal officials ordered to foot legal bill
Former CJ to oversee no-fault compensation
Climate crisis summit delays Ramaphosa appearance
EE amendment brings mixed responses
Lanzerac stalls over ‘alleged loan’
LSSA announces its new leaders
I cannot afford to pay back R12m – ex housing boss
DA alarmed over leader's alleged qualifications ruse
Girl (15) arrested for assaulting suicide pupil
Humble apology over cultural shaming incident
Former North West Premier in bid to clear his name
Hlophe confirms new criminal cases put on hold
Dredging the Gupta mud…..
Covid-19 crisis: Vaccine no-fault compensation scheme planned
A no-fault compensation scheme is to be established, in keeping with SA’s obligations under agreements with Covid-19 vaccine suppliers – who require indemnification against any ‘adverse events’ and ‘severe injuries’ resulting from the use of their products, reports Pam Saxby ...
Covid-19 crisis: NSFAS college students’ laptops expected soon?
Next week could see some National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) beneficiaries receive the ‘digital learning devices’ promised in a year ago to assist them in continuing their studies during the Covid-19 State of Disaster. However, according to yesterday’s media ...
Judgment reserved in Rawlins Trust sequestration bid
Judgment was reserved in the Eastern Cape High Court (East London) in the application to confirm the sequestration of the Rawlins Trust, the vehicle used by Richard and Marise Rawlins to trade in cryptocurrency using hundreds of millions of rands ...
New evidence stalls bail bid by alleged killer
New evidence raises the possibility that Jeffreys Bay resident Donovan Wolf (31) premeditated the murder of Clyde Stuurman, says a report in The Herald. Forensic evidence also shows that Stuurman was shot while he was allegedly still more than 2m ...
Murder accused admits to ‘wrong decision’
Murder-accused Melvin Volkwyn has admitted to making a ‘wrong decision’ when he took slain Orderick Lucas (1) with him to a drug house to buy a mandrax tablet, the day before the toddler’s disappearance. A Cape Times report says this ...
The unbalanced scales of justice
This week’s SCA ruling against former President Jacob Zuma will not only affect Zuma. ‘It will hopefully also bring an end to (or drastically reduce) the cases in which the state pays the legal fees of private lawyers representing members of ...
Communities remain vulnerable to mining deals
‘The impact of mining operations on rural communities is a contentious issue. There is also concern about the manner in which communities are consulted about mining on their land.’ University of Johannesburg’s Dr Yolandi Meyer adds the Interim Protection ...
Disgraced ex-cricketer banned for eight years
Former Zimbabwe cricket captain and coach Heath Streak was yesterday banned for eight years on corruption charges, the International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed. He was found guilty of breaching five rules of the ICC's Anti-Corruption Code related to betting ...
Somalian President extends his mandate
Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has signed a controversial law extending his mandate for another two years, despite threats of sanctions from the international community. State broadcaster Radio Mogadishu confirmed that Mohamed signed into law ‘the special resolution guiding ...
Ghana’s electricity metre scam flagged
The Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) claims representatives of electricity distribution companies ‘and some political actors’ are conniving with homeowners to install illegal meters in their residences. ACEP official Kodzo Yaotse said sub-contractors, service providers and staff who distribute ...
Mnangagwa targets Zimbabwe ‘financial sharks’
Namibian inmates battle against postponed cases
Federation accused of misleading highest legal body
SA-trained expert says drug, heart condition killed Floyd
A leading forensic pathologist has told the Derek Chauvin trial that George Floyd was killed by his heart condition and drug use. Dr David Fowler, testifying for the defence, also introduced the idea that vehicle exhaust fumes may have played ...
NZ leads world on financial sector climate impacts
New Zealand announced the introduction of legislation this week that will make it the first country in the world to require its financial sector to disclose the impacts of climate change on its business. According to a Jurist report, the ...
ECHR rules Turkey violated jailed writer's rights
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled this week that Turkey has violated the rights of noted Turkish writer and journalist Ahmet Altan under the European Convention on Human Rights arising from his pre-trial detention on charges relating to ...
Bernie Madoff, Ponzi scheme fraudster, dies in prison
Reporters without Borders flags Greek journalist's murder
Christchurch mosque killer challenges jail conditions
The Netherlands jails female Isis supporter
Solicitor struck off for forging documents
Singapore ratifies regional free trade agreement
Laptop allegedly stolen from Bushiri's lawyer
* A laptop was allegedly stolen from the offices of the South African lawyer of self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri. Terrance Baloyi said the laptop contained ‘confidential work information’, but did not elaborate. A case was opened at the Brooklyn police station ...
Sex romp prisons officer fired
* The female prison warden filmed in a sex romp with a male prisoner at a KZN prison has been fired. The official was dismissed from the Ncome Correctional Facility. A second official, a female officer who allowed the two to ...
Two life terms for father who poisoned sons
* The Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) yesterday sentenced a 37-year-old man to two life sentences after he killed his sons aged 11 and 12. Brits resident Dannyboy Fistos Khumalo gave his sons poisoned water to drink last year.
Alleged rapist awaits DNA tests for case to be heard
* The case against a man accused of raping two minor girls at a Pretoria hotel has been postponed due to outstanding DNA results. The man, whose identity cannot be revealed as he is related to one of the victims, appeared ...
Mother in court for boiling newborn
* A 29-year-old woman, accused of killing her newborn baby by dipping her into a 20-litre bucket of boiling water, has made her first appearance in the Brits Magistrate's Court to face one count of murder. It is alleged she ...
Alleged gang members appear for policeman's killing
* Seven suspects made a brief appearance in the Blue Downs Magistrate's Court, Cape Town, in connection with the murder of Sergeant Thomas Ngobeni of the Mowbray Detective Unit, who was killed after being attacked with bricks and bottles. The ...