Ex-ConCourt justices join battle against Hlophe
Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe’s long drawn out battle to avoid becoming the first judge to be impeached in democratic SA took another turn yesterday when he not only lost his case to exclude NGO Freedom Under Law (FUL ...
Omicron storm: UN and WHO slam travel restrictions
Following a weekend of defending SA and the region from the Omicron storm which is sweeping across the planet, Pretoria – with considerable international support – has launched a multi-pronged offensive. Legalbrief reports that there is a growing consensus that SA ...
Excuses, excuses ... MPs reprimanded over late filings
Former Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane and EFF spokesperson Vuyani Pambo are among eight MPs who will be reprimanded or have their salaries docked for declaring their interests after the November 2020 deadline. Parliament’s Joint Committee on Ethics and Members’ ...
July’s ‘food riots’ inevitable, commission hears
Nine banks oppose joinder in forex trading case
SARS mum on Zuma tax appeal
Zulu royal family claim disputed heir to be crowned
Grim financial picture of SA’s eight metros
Implats launches buyout offer for platinum mine
Draft Bill seeks to improve infant protections
New boards appointed for embattled housing entities
Firearms Bill postponement 'right thing to do'
Mbalula’s curious Bryanston property purchase flagged
Pressure builds on eve of seismic survey launch
E-toll decision in February budget – Mbalula
Clover unions continue 10% wage increase demand
Covid-19 crisis: Response management to be reviewed
In anticipation of conducting a ‘review’ of ‘the use of the (2002) Disaster Management Act’ in managing its ‘response’ to the Covid-19 pandemic and ‘ultimately lifting the national State of Disaster’, government has begun ‘the process of amending … SA’s ...
Case Law Briefs
Western Cape High Court: Ex parte Steers, ex parte Coetzer, ex parte Coetzer, ex parte Lyners, Lessing v Oosthuizen Judgment: 26 November 2021 Keywords: Insolvency law – Voluntary surrender and friendly sequestrations – Potential abuse – Interest of the general body of ...
Free State High Court (Bloemfontein): Campbell NO & Another v Fourie & Others Judgment: 25 November 2021 Keywords: Practice and pleadings – Leave to appeal – Locus standi of first plaintiff challenged – Decision sought on appeal will have no practical effect – Superior ...
Eastern Cape High Court (Port Elizabeth): Mason v Mason NO Judgment: 23 November 2021 Keywords: Practice and pleadings – Application to compel discovery – Litigation privilege – Uniform Rules of Court, Rules 35(2), 35(3), 35(7), 36(9)(b) Summary ...
Suitcase murder accused pleads guilty
Alutha Pasile, the man accused of killing University of Fort Hare law student Nosicelo Mtebeni, was found guilty of murder and defeating the ends of justice, reports City Press. Pasile pleaded guilty to both charges at the Eastern Cape High ...
Court hears alleged killer went go-karting
With no idea what to do with Nelson Mandela Bay mom Vicki Terblanche’s body after she was killed, her alleged killer left her in the boot of his car and went go-karting, reports HeraldLIVE. The revelations were made in the Gqeberha ...
Rape accuser to challenge DJ Fresh
A defamation tussle is unfolding in the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) between former radio presenter Thato Sikwane, popularly known as DJ Fresh, and the woman who accused him of rape The former 94.7 and Metro FM host approached the ...
Alleged bribe money could be forfeited
Teen awarded damages in assault case
SA moves on just transition regulatory guidelines
The agreements reached at the COP26 summit are broadly seen as a step in the right direction in the global fight against climate change. SA’s updated nationally determined contributions have put the country on an ‘ambitious’ path to contribute to ...
Pityana, Absa row flags importance of good governance
‘Good corporate governance principles and recommendations may not be legally enforceable but should form a central part of how we conduct ourselves as the leadership of organisations, whether in the private or public sector. Due process that complies in all ...
A Matter of Justice
'Flawed' findings in Mauritius drug inquiry report
The controversial report of an official inquiry into drug trafficking in Mauritius continues to cause waves in that state’s upper echelons. When it appeared in 2018, the report led to the resignation of the Minister for Gender Equality as well ...
Botswana's landmark gay rights ruling upheld
Botswana's Government yesterday lost a legal attempt to overturn a landmark ruling that decriminalised homosexuality. eNCA reports that the country's High Court in 2019 ruled in favour of campaigners seeking to strike down jail sentences for same-sex relationships ...
Zimbabwe council officials in the dock over tender scam
Zimbabwean town council officials, including the chairperson, have been arrested for corruptly allocating themselves properties. They allegedly allocated themselves residential and commercial stands without following procedures, and awarded each other unapproved travelling and subsistence allowances. New Zimbabwe reports that council ...
Signs of hope despite alarming abuse levels
eSwatini has made strides in tackling sexual and gender-based violence, but much still needs to be done to ensure the law is applied and that perpetrators are held accountable, a prominent activist says. Nonhlanhla Dlamini, the director of the Swaziland ...
Uganda moves to amend Chinese loan agreement
Inquest into fatal Botswana shootings concludes
Western Union suspends operations in Cabo Delgado
Swiss voters support proposed Covid-19 pass law
Swiss voters have firmly backed the law behind the country’s Covid-19 pass in a referendum, following a tense campaign that saw unprecedented levels of hostility. According to a report in The Guardian, early results on Sunday showed about two-thirds of ...
Polish group uses films to back rule of law
Four Polish lawyers have found a novel way to educate the public about judicial rights. A report in The Guardian notes that lawyer Sylwia Gregorczyk-Abram, and legal acquaintance Michał Wawrykiewicz, had this ‘crazy idea – how to convince people, citizens, why ...
EU moves to clamp down on digital giants
The EU is a step closer to imposing fresh regulations on digital giants, after proposed rule changes were approved by a committee of MEPs. According to a report on the Out-Law.com site, the Digital Markets Act (DMA) sets out ...
People smugglers seek to overturn convictions
UK moots 'firewall' product cybersecurity Bill
Minister wins damages for 'rape apologist' tweet