ConCourt gives Mkhwebane two chances to save herself
Beleaguered Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has persuaded the Constitutional Court to hear her challenges to two of the most damaging rulings given against her – the invalidation of Mkhwebane’s investigation into President Cyril Ramaphosa’s campaign finances and the judgment that ...
Retired judges not protected – ruling in abuse case
The wife of a retired Eastern Cape High Court judge does not need the permission of the Judge President of the province to apply for a protection order against alleged abuse by her estranged husband, or for maintenance for herself ...
DA to pursue DMA challenge in lower courts
The DA, which lost its bid to have the Constitutional Court directly hear its challenge of the Disaster Management Act, will now pursue the matter through the lower courts. News24 reports that DA interim leader John Steenhuisen said the party ...
Why SCA disallowed ditching of Afrilkaans
Millions of children going hungry, court told
AfriForum challenges quarantine policies
HRC vows legal action over eviction of naked man
Johanneburg fails to pass budget
Health MEC lambasted for ‘slothful’ approach
On the trail of Montana property deals
Estina probe uncovers more alleged corruption
Unions oppose Motshekga’s school return plan
Prasa accused of ignoring court orders
Outdated tariff modelling needs overhaul – Nersa
LFN claims victory on Dlamini-Zuma appeal ruling
Three Bills lined up to tackle GBV
Department cautions against SAA liquidation
SIU moves on R10.6m Life Esidimeni fraud
Forum probes corruption linked to R500bn relief fund
Sassa rejecting disability grant applicants
20 000 soldiers to remain on the streets
Mashaba to keep fighting hijacked buildings
Local government: Non-payment for services a ‘core issue’
This week’s report on 2018/19 local government audit outcomes should be used to identify and implement interventions that will ‘restore the integrity’ of SA’s failing municipalities and ‘place them in a position to manage their finances towards the achievement ...
Covid-19 crisis: Latest permitted civil aviation activities gazetted
Civil aviation activities recently added to those already permitted under Covid-19 lockdown level three and announced in a media statement from Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula were gazetted yesterday, reports Pam Saxby. As Legalbrief Today has already reported, they include ‘parachuting’ ...
Covid-19 crisis: Only three more grades return to class on Monday
Grades R, six and 11 will be the ‘only’ classes to return to school on Monday 6 July, according to a media statement issued yesterday afternoon following a meeting of the Council of Education Ministers, notes Pam Saxby for Legalbrief Policy Watch ...
General: ANC to ‘urgently look at’ basic income grant ‘feasibility’
The ANC’s social and economic transformation committees have been instructed to ‘urgently look at the feasibility and detailed modalities of a basic income grant’, which should include its ‘costing and financing’. This is according to page six of a 12-page ...
Life in jail for man who raped his mother
A Free State man who raped his mother because he believed she was possessed by demons has been sentenced to life imprisonment by the Free State High Court (Clocolan). News24 reports that the 21-year-old man was under the influence of ...
Tshegofatso Pule's alleged killer to appear next week
What was supposed to be Muzikayise Malephane’s third appearance in court was postponed yesterday. According to a report in The Citizen, Malephane’s case was postponed because the Roodepoort Magistrate’s Court is being decontaminated after two police officers tested positive for ...
Social media posts not protected
With the remainder of the Protection of Personal Information Act coming into effect on 1 July, South Africans are finally getting some ‘much-needed’ protection when it comes to the selling and unauthorised use of their personal information. However, Francois Quintin ...
SA now forced to develop a viable growth plan
Today’s mounting crisis must inspire a prompt overhaul of our national dialogue, allowing a powerful growth plan to emerge supported by necessary policy pivots. ‘The alternatives are prohibitively perilous’, says independent strategy adviser Shawn Hagedorn, noting that SA has been ...
Evidence grows against ‘Fishrot’ suspects
Court documents reportedly seen by The Namibian reveal that police confiscated at least 66 items from the home of businessman James Hatuikulipi who has been detained over the ‘Fishrot’ graft scandal. The Anti-Corruption Commission also searched the homes of former ...
Cameroonian activist targets colonial-era statues
Cameroonian activist Andre Blaise Essama has been on a decades-long mission to purge his country of colonial-era symbols, long before the issue came to international prominence in the Black Lives Matter movement. His main target has been French World War ...
Ethiopian singer buried as protests spread
Slain Ethiopian singer Hachalu Hundessa was yesterday buried as unrest over his death continues to spread. As previously reported in Legalbrief Today, Hundessa who was well known for his political songs, was shot dead on Monday. Police said 81 people ...
Tensions high as Zimbabwe ‘re-dollarises’
Valuable Igbo statues sold in Paris
Epstein's former lover arrested for trafficking victims
Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite and close friend and former lover of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, has been arrested, according to an FBI spokesperson. A report in The Guardian says Maxwell was accused by many women of recruiting them ...
Kremlin wins vote to reset Putin's term limits
The Kremlin and its supporters have won a controversial vote to amend the Russian Constitution and reset Vladimir Putin’s term limits, potentially allowing him to rule as President until 2036. According to a report in The Guardian, the ad hoc ...
Tabloid loses appeal against historic Geoffrey Rush ruling
The Sydney Daily Telegraph will have to pay the actor Geoffrey Rush a record $2.9m in damages after the tabloid lost its appeal against a historic defamation ruling. According to a report in The Guardian, the newspaper and its ...
Colombian soldiers investigated for sexual abuse of minors
US prepares Hong Kong sanctions law
Divorce ruling opens door to forum shopping
Judge chides lawyers for lengthy witness statements
ICJ tackles Guyana versus Venezuela land dispute
Girl who murdered parents gets parole
* Nicolette Lotter, one of the siblings who murdered their parents in 2008 in Durban, has been released on parole. She was sentenced in 2012 to 12 years imprisonment. Her brother, Hardus, was released on parole in 2018.
Abalone dealers get two and a half years jail time
* Two men were sentenced yesterday to two-and-a-half years direct imprisonment for running an illegal abalone drying facility. The men were sentenced in the Hermanus Regional Court after they pleaded guilty in March. Meanwhile, the case against another man who appeared ...
PE doctor jailed for attempting to murder his wife
* Port Elizabeth doctor Mkhuseli Boto, who tried to murder his wife last year, was this week sentenced to 10 years behind bars. He appeared in the Port Elizabeth Regional Court on Wednesday. The couple had an argument at their home ...
War heroes commemorated
* France's Armed Forces Ministry has provided local authorities with a guide to 100 Africans who fought for France in the World War II, so that streets and squares may be named after them. The country's reappraisal of its ...