No ulterior motive in 'chess' message – Mkhwebane
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has defended her WhatsApp message about playing ‘chess’ regarding her investigations into President Cyril Ramaphosa and Minister Pravin Gordhan, claiming it is not evidence of any ulterior purpose – but solely about defending her office against ...
Mafia-like control of SA sought – Chikane
ANC veteran Frank Chikane believes if the state capture trajectory had continued, it would have spawned a government dictatorship controlled by a group of people akin to a mafia. Chikane, who was testifying at the State Capture Inquiry, was responding ...
Legal action imminent in SAA stand-off
Legal action is imminent on two fronts as the increasingly bitter dispute between unions and SAA enters a fifth day, notes Legalbrief. Embattled national carrier SAA says it will approach the Labour Court on an urgent basis to interdict the ...
Medical schemes accused of widespread race bias
Ministers failing to pay subsidised rentals – De Lille
WhatsApp promise of R1m faces SCA test
Estina culprits and Mdluli in NPA grasp?
Zuma accused of disrespecting judges
Lawyers plan to test limiting right to treatment
ConCourt dismisses bid to hold Roets in contempt
SARS battling to cope with illicit tobacco trade
Eastern Cape blames lawyers for R20bn claims
Couple withdraw case against Watson family
Prosecutor killed in freak accident in courtroom
Security companies win battle with Prasa
VIP air travel dispute may cost department millions
SA Airlink objects to new routes for SA Express
Department questioned over language policy
African Bank, Absa to boost continental business
Officials facing R43m graft probe still in posts
Slaps on the wrists for departmental crooks
Prove R1.3bn looting claims – Mashatile
Malema due in court for alleged assault
Rohde's ex appears for comments on judge
Appeals committee reinstates doctor
‘Sex pest’ professor was cleared in hearing – Unisa
Arms dealer seeks separate trial
Go-slow at Pietermaritzburg Master's Office
George council accused of tardiness over report
Blind man sues city after falling into hole
DA slams Free State's drought relief failure
Public service: Job document certification requirements relaxed
Government would like to see the private sector revisit ‘processes and procedures that may, to varying degrees, impact negatively on getting South Africans into employment as expeditiously as possible’, reports Pam Saxby for Legalbrief Policy Watch. This would be ...
Legislation: Constitution section 25 amendment process clarified
Political parties represented in the ad hoc committee established by Parliament to initiate and introduce legislation amending section 25 of the Constitution were given two days to respond to parliamentary legal adviser Charmaine van der Merwe’s presentation on themes that ...
Man guilty in Diwali racism case
Johan Olivier was found guilty yesterday of the crimen injuria charges against him after he posted a racist Facebook message directed at his neighbour, who was letting off fireworks in celebration of Diwali. The Witness reports Olivier had written a ...
Prosecutor guilty of child porn possession
A Western Cape prosecutor has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on 157 charges of possession of child pornography and one charge of sexual assault, reports TimesLIVE. Dawid Lotz, a control prosecutor at the Atlantis Magistrate's Court at ...
NPO boss lauds 'landmark' waste pickers ruling
Steve Jourdan – the head of non-profit organisation WastePreneurs – believes the court interdict granted against the Johannesburg Property Company (JPC) will go a long way to restoring the dignity of more than 6 000 waste pickers working throughout the ...
State says hit-and-run accused must stand trial
Father and son get 22 years each for murdering goat farmer
Former Flying Squad constable found guilty of murder
Freedom of speech 'not a paramount value'
‘The basis of robust critical remarks about one’s opponents is the exercise of freedom of speech. That is a claim based in law; hence it is the role of courts to assess such legal claims and to ensure that speech ...
ConCourt clarifies universities' language choice rights
Two recent Constitutional Court cases have qualified the constitutional right to ‘language choice’ at public educational institutions and concluded a three-year period of language policy litigation at historically Afrikaans universities. In October 2019, a unanimous judgment in Gelyke Kanse and ...
Ethiopian minority group considers breakaway
Members of Ethiopia’s Sidama ethnic group are today expected to vote on forming a breakaway regional state. A Mail & Guardian Online report notes that the poll risks further destabilising the country ahead of next year’s national elections. The Sidama ...
Nigerian prisoner linked to global Internet scam
A convicted Internet fraudster has been placed under investigation in Nigeria for allegedly masterminding a 'mega scam' from a maximum-security prison. Anti-corruption officials said Hope Olusegun Aroke used a 'network of accomplices' to assist him. BBC News reports that he ...
HRW flags Khartoum carnage
Human Rights Watch (HRW) says fatal attacks on protesters in Sudan in June may amount to crimes against humanity. The 59-page report entitled ‘They Were Shouting 'Kill Them': Sudan's Violent Crackdown on Protesters in Khartoum’ details the abuses the ...
Kenyatta signs Data Protection Bill 2019
Libyan sentenced to death for Egypt attack
Tanzania cashew nut debacle addressed
Sweden drops rape case against Assange
Prosecutors in Sweden have dropped an investigation into a rape allegation made against WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange in 2010. Assange, who denies the accusation, has avoided extradition to Sweden for seven years after seeking refuge at the Ecuadorean embassy in ...
Epstein accuser entreats Prince Andrew to testify
A woman who claims Jeffrey Epstein committed a ‘vicious, prolonged sexual assault’ against her when she was 15 has called on Prince Andrew to come forward with information about the convicted sex offender. A report in The Guardian notes that ...
US endorses Israeli West Bank settlements
In a controversial move, the US has shifted its position on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, no longer viewing them as inconsistent with international law. A BBC News report notes that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said ...
Head teacher sacked for gay sex gets damages
Judge strikes out claim from anonymous LiP
UK insurers advised to update climate risk modelling
Death row inmates to be treated more humanely
Pay more equal in Europe – survey
Durban man jailed for downloading child porn
* A man who downloaded approximately 19 000 images and 1 000 videos depicting child pornography was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment yesterday. Durban Regional Court Magistrate Melanie de Jager said his name will be entered into the national register for ...
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Member of the Executive Counci
Member of the Executive Council for the Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs v Maphanga (652/2018)  ZASCA 147 (18 November 2019)
Procedure – vexatious proceedings – requirements for an order prohibiting the institution of legal proceedings under ...