Rape judgment whips up whirlwind of debate
The recent High Court (Makhanda) judgment dealing with a matter in which appeal judges ruled in favour of an applicant in a rape matter, deciding that the heavy foreplay that preceded penetrative sex convinced the applicant that consent had been ...
Premier calls in big guns to fight PP’s report
Eastern Cape Premier Oscar Mabuyane has hired big legal guns in his court bid to fight the Public Protector’s report against him. A Daily Dispatch report says on Friday, Mabuyane – represented by top Advocates Tembeka Ngcukaitobi SC and Apla ...
SCA loss by Spur surprises legal fraternity
Restaurant group Spur has lost a long-running tax battle at the SCA in a judgment that has shocked senior lawyers, with Spur still seeking legal advice on whether it should approach the Constitutional Court. Speaking in light of this judgment ...
Telecom giants move to block Icasa
HRC to launch inquiry into racism in advertising
Zuma’s foundation slams casino visit report
Suspects in court over ex-football star’s death
Sitole makes submissions over possible suspension
ConCourt blocks North West medical merger
Suspect in R100m banking scam skips SA
SA’s adherence to rule of law declining
ConCourt refuses to hear Steinhoff liquidation appeal
Modise to investigate military veterans’ finances
Concern over ‘knee-jerk’ cement ban
Eskom wants court decision on Nersa revenue rejection
More reflections on the Mogoeng years
Tough but enjoyable five years, says Mkhwebane
Australian firm accused of forging credit letter
Ombud warns of increase in banking fraud
Mother wins negligence case over child's birth
Traffic officer loses R4m damages bid
E-toll decision on 4 November – Mbalula
Speeding motorists off the hook
PP addresses Tshwane’s high water and electricity bills
Pupil to face tribunal over alleged slur
Unisa labelled a ‘qualifications factory’
Suspect arrested over mass kidnapping
Net closes on suspected conman
City forced to defend counter-spoliation remedy
Actress off the hook in assault case
Concerns over Draft Companies Amendment Bill
Bizos’ lawyers deny delaying trial
Ex-city manager faces graft charges
Justice: Changes to Popia regulations out for comment
The Information Regulator has finally released proposed amendments to the 2018 protection of personal information regulations and extended the deadline for comment. The 9 September Government Gazette notice calling for input referred to a document that never materialised. Apparently, a ...
Economy: Sustainability finance paper published
National Treasury has published an updated version of its May 2020 draft technical paper, Financing a Sustainable Economy. Expanding on ‘beyond climate risk’ proposals in the draft paper, the revised version addresses ‘broader sustainability’ and social issues, proposing ‘a more ...
Covid-19 crisis: Sport, arts, culture directive amended
More amendments have been made to last year’s ministerial directive on measures intended to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the sport, arts and culture sector. Gazetted on Friday, among other things they confirm that limited numbers of spectators are ...
Labour: Compensation Fund regulations withdrawn
The Department of Employment & Labour has withdrawn its controversial new regulations on the bank account verification system for occupational injury and disease claim payments. Gazetted on 10 September, they sparked a ‘battle’ between medical service providers and the Compensation ...
General: Two new frameworks on disability needs, rights
The needs and rights of persons with disabilities are the focus of two national strategic frameworks gazetted on Friday. Intended to guide private and public sector stakeholders in their efforts to comply with the existing legislation, one framework deals with ...
Police officers jailed for death in detention
The Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) has sentenced four police officers to 15 years' imprisonment each for the murder of Phikolomzi Tsatsi. The accused – Vusumuzi Mtshali, Simphiwe Lydia Kubheka, Themba Kunene and Khayelihle Gumede – were also handed six-year sentences ...
State evidence inadmissable, Modack's counsel argues
The defence in the Nafiz Modack case is calling for the state's texts, voice notes and video submitted during the bail application, to be declared inadmissable and struck from the record. News24 notes that Modack's lawyer, Danie Dorfling ...
'Alleged killers used muti before murders'
Witness John Magutshwa revealed how the accused in the murders of a teenage girl living with albinism and her 15-month-old cousin, steamed using muti before the killings. Magutshwa was on the stand for the second day in the Mpumalanga High ...
Fraudster gets correctional supervision
Witness testifies about police 'cover-up'
Former Mpumalanga MEC will know his fate today
Imposed Mining Charter inhibits investor confidence
‘Investor confidence is not boosted by high-profile investment colloquia hosted by government, where ambitious promises are made but no concrete action follows. A mining charter which is agreed by both government and the industry would therefore have a positive influence ...
Public Procurement Bill holdup not encouraging
The SIU told Parliament recently that government expenditure related to Covid-19 from April 2020 to June 2021 totalled R138.8bn, of which R14.8bn was being investigated for procurement irregularities – not including the Digital Vibes saga. ‘So when the ...
Kenya's ID system violates data protection law – judge
The Kenya High Court has declared the roll-out of the Sh10bn Huduma Namba biometric ID scheme illegal for being in conflict with the Data Protection Act. According to Business Daily Africa, Justice Jairus Ngaah ruled that the government should have ...
Zambia open to talks on scrapping death penalty
Justice Minister Mulambo Haimbe has called on various stakeholders to engage the government on calls to abolish the death penalty. In a Lusaka Times report, Haimbe said the 'new dawn administration' maintained an open-door policy on debates to abolish the ...
Italian captain sentenced over migrant debacle
A captain who handed 101 migrants over to the Libyan coastguard after rescuing them in the Mediterranean has been given a one-year jail term, in the first such case heard by Italy’s courts. A report on the News24 site notes ...
Rwanda business leaders urge procurement law review
Turmoil in eSwatini as children join protests
Mob justice for self-confessed killer
Sudanese protesters call for military coup
Eritreans of Italian descent demand citizenship
Nigerian phone blackout aids security operation
Rwanda cracks down over ‘uprising’ threat
SA mother to plead not guilty to children's murder
A South African woman accused of murdering her children in New Zealand will plead not guilty, the High Court in Christchurch has reportedly heard. According to New Zealand publication Stuff, Pretoria doctor Lauren Anne Dickason intends to plead not guilty ...
Wasted costs order against Baker McKenzie dismissed
A High Court judge has opted against making a wasted costs order against global firm Baker McKenzie following an application from their litigation opponents. According to a Law Gazette report, in Lakatamia Shipping Co Ltd v Su & Ors, Justice ...
Husband gets death penalty for livestreamed killing
A Chinese man has been sentenced to death after a court found him guilty of killing his ex-wife while she was livestreaming on social media last year. According to a report in The Guardian, the Intermediate People’s Court of the ...
Court orders France to 'repair' emissions overshoots
Fan who caused Tour de France pile-up goes on trial
Australian judge throws out vaccine challenges
‘Wealthy’ brothers charged with armed robbery
* ‘Wealthy’ Durban brothers Yaseen and Ridwaan Walljee, do not fit the typical profile of armed robbers, but police believe the pair are behind a spate of armed robberies. On Friday, they appeared in the Durban Magistrate's Court, on two ...
Sassa officials implicated in R5.7m fraud get bail
* Four SA Social Security Agency officials in the Eastern Cape were each granted R2 000 bail in the Specialised Commercial Crimes Court in Gqeberha on Friday. Senior administrator Philani Kwatsha, Vunyiwe Toto, Mziwamidida Ngqoqo, and Zuvukile Qaleta appeared in connection ...
Soldier’s accused of murder denied bail
* The Nkomazi Magistrate's Court in Mpumalanga has denied bail for murder suspect Welcome Sambo, a SANDF member. Sambo , who appeared in court on Friday, is accused of shooting dead his girlfriend Wandile Lucia while she was at work at ...
Conman found guilty of fraud
* A conman was found guilty of fraud in the Gqeberha Regional Court after he swindled a woman out of R350 000. In November 2017, Raydson Lehlogonolo Ntsala hacked the victim’s computer and sent an e-mail purporting to be her broker ...
Men linked to cocaine syndicate intend pleading not guilty
* Five men, accused of operating a pure cocaine exportation syndicate, told the Pretoria Magistrate's Court they intend pleading not guilty. Neil Pieter van Zyl, Michael Norman, Rashied Baderoen, Rafiek Baderoen, and Jaco de Kock, are believed to be linked ...
Transnet declares force majeure
* Transnet on Friday declared a force majeure at its Richards Bay Bulk Terminal, following a fire that broke out at the port on Wednesday. It did not say whether or to what extent exports of commodities such as coal, steel ...
Six months for scrap metal dealers
* KZN scrap metal dealer Albert Ngcameni (33) has been jailed by Scottburgh Regional Court for six months – with an option of paying a R30 000 – after the Hawks recovered stolen cellphone tower batteries in his shop. His accomplice ...
Alleged fraudster arrested
* A 35-year-old man was arrested in Johannesburg on Friday for allegedly defrauding unsuspecting investors of more than R7m between 2017 and 2019. ‘The suspect rented an office in Sandton under the Goldmine Stock Market Traders (Pty) Ltd, promising a 100 ...
Law graduate crowned Miss SA
* Miss South Africa 2021 is Lalela Mswane, a 24-year-old KZN model who holds a Bachelor of Law qualification from the University of Pretoria. ‘I don't even know where to start. My heart is filled with so much gratitude. I ...
Suspected killer in court today
* A man who allegedly admitted to raping and then killing his 70-year-old mother is expected to appear in the Coligny magistrate's court today. North West police said Petrus Moswea (25) was remanded during his first court appearance on Wednesday ...
Somalian father addresses MP's killing
* The Somalian father of a man suspected of killing the British MP, Sir David Amess, says he has been traumatised by his son's arrest. Harbi Ali Kullane, said he couldn’t believe Ali Harbi Ali (25) was capable could do ...