Court told of Mkhwebane's 'nail the President' mission
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane and her lawyer were given a roasting in the cauldron of the Constitutional Court yesterday when she argued for leave to appeal directly against a judgment setting aside her report that found President Cyril Ramaphosa deliberately ...
GCB lashes Zuma Foundation for Ngcukaitobi claims
The General Council of the Bar (GCB) has condemned the JG Zuma Foundation for accusing renowned senior counsel Tembeka Ngcukaitobi of ‘irregularly assisting’ the Zondo Commission to take court action against the former President for refusing to testify before it ...
EFF members were scary, inquiry hears
A parliamentary presiding officer yesterday told a disciplinary hearing looking into the conduct of EFF MPs that she feared they were going to attack or even stab Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan during his budget vote last year. EWN reports ...
Suspended judge 'not assigned new cases'
ConCourt urged to act on GBV cases backlog
Hospital groups scrambling to cope
Regiments Capital on centre stage
MPs tackle Mboweni over SAA bailout 'that isn't'
Investment industry divided on exchange control circular
Court's order to Minister ruled 'competent' in SCA
GBV victims say justice system has failed them
ANC reverses decision on rape-accused member
Ramaphosa facing first 'no confidence' debate
Sodi’s firm still doing business with state
Government's nuclear energy plans raise alarm
Appeal against air ambulance tender interdict likely
Residents still awaiting court-ordered homes replacement
KZN company probed over pyramid scheme
Policy: More time to comment on audio-visual content
Stakeholders now have until 15 February 2021 to comment on a draft policy framework for ‘audio and audio-visual content services’ among other things proposing a new licensing system. The Government Gazette notice announcing this yesterday gives no reasons for the ...
Education: High-demand skills list reflects Covid-19 impact
The fourth and latest iteration of SA’s list of skills in high demand at national level was gazetted yesterday, having been released in draft form in August for comment, notes Legalbrief's Pam Saxby. Intended to inform decision-making on a ...
Businessman's accounts frozen over alleged Ters rip-off
The Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) has granted the NPA’s Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) an order to freeze bank accounts containing R111m connected to Hammanskraal businessman Thabo Abel Simbini and his business, Impossible Services, the NPA said yesterday. Simbini has appeared ...
Four more charged in taxi shoot-out case
Four more people arrested in connection with a shooting that injured seven people, including a wheelchair-bound woman at the Cape Town CBD's taxi deck, made their first court appearance yesterday, says a News24 report. The group appeared in the ...
Murder accused denies 'crushing' confession
The man accused of killing University of Johannesburg student Palesa Madiba disputes a witness's testimony that he allegedly confessed to 'crushing' her, News24 reports. 'That's a lie, we never went to a party at Kliptown, we never slept ...
Municipal manager appears for resisting SIU investigation
Agrizzi still in hospital, case delayed again
Children's Bill fails to address major challenges
The Children's Amendment Bill was first gazetted two years ago with the initial objective of providing a comprehensive legal solution for the decade-long foster care crisis. But, write Robyn Wolfson Vorster and Paula Proudlock, it has turned out to ...
Could Hawks case bring end to Stalingrad tactics?
The trend of employing the so-called Stalingrad tactic to delay criminal trials, which has come to define almost every high-profile case involving corruption, most notably that of former President Jacob Zuma, may soon come to an end, says legal writer ...
Uganda’s anti-gay sentiment fuelled by lockdown
A group of Ugandan men have recalled how they they were accused of homosexuality and arrested, imprisoned and denied access to their lawyers for six weeks – all under the guise of public health protections because of the coronavirus pandemic ...
Nigeria’s terrorism figures decline significantly
Total deaths from terrorism in Nigeria fell to 1 245 in 2019, a 39% decline, making it the lowest in the country since 2011. That’s according to a 2020 Global Terrorism Index (GTI) report which noted that terror-related incidents also ...
Former Nigerian leader denies UK graft claims
Former Nigerian head of state Yakubu Gowon has denied allegations that he stole ‘half’ of the country’s Central Bank. This after Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat told Parliament that UK banks have been used for the illegal transfer of assets and ...
Egyptian clampdown ‘a spit in the face’
Former Rwandan colonel convicted of theft
Namibian man jailed for killing girlfriend
Trump almost concedes he's a loser
Donald Trump has said that he will leave the White House when the electoral college votes for Democratic president-elect Joe Biden in what a report in The Guardian says is the closest the outgoing President has come to conceding defeat ...
Johnny Depp denied appeal bid in 'wife-beater' case
Hollywood actor Johnny Depp has been refused permission to appeal after losing his high stakes libel action against the Sun over its description of him as a 'wife beater'. A High Court judge also ordered the actor to make an ...
Trump pardons former national security adviser
President Donald Trump has pardoned his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who had twice pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his conversations with a Russian diplomat and whose prosecution Attorney-General William Barr tried to shut down. The ...
Iran releases British-Australian academic
Christchurch shootings report handed to government
Children's hospital porter faces 84 sex charges
Four more students charged over teacher's beheading
Woman activist's trial moved to Saudi terrorism court
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Authorities warn on EFT transactions
* The SA Reserve Bank and the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA), in consultation with the Payments Association of SA, have warned the public not to use instant electronic funds transfer (EFT) online payment services as a payment option. The regulators ...
R10 000 fine for Bushiri's 'sister'
* A woman believed to be the sister of Malawian fugitive pastor Shepherd Bushiri yesterday paid an admission of guilt fine of R10 000 for being in SA illegally. Ester Bushiri appeared briefly at the Midrand Magistrate's Court. According to ...
Two abalone smugglers sentenced
* Two abalone smugglers from the Western Cape linked to an international syndicate have been sentenced. Denver Langenhoven and Solomon Sauls were convicted and sentenced in the Cape Town Regional Court. Langenhoven was convicted for being an active member of an ...