ConCourt delay lets Zuma off state capture hook
With under two weeks to go before the Zondo Commission is due to complete its work, the Constitutional Court's delay in ruling on the contempt case against Jacob Zuma appears to have ensured the former President will not testify ...
Major setback for RAF on new claims directive
A group of frustrated claimants have won an interim order from the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria), which has instructed the RAF to ‘cease from enforcing’ its latest management directive on the requirements necessary for any claim from the fund. The order is ...
'Absurd' for NPA to influence ANC decisions – Ace
The ANC cannot rely on whether or not the NPA decides to charge a leader or member of the party as a basis for its step-aside policy, according to suspended ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule, who, in a replying affidavit, labelled ...
Unions threaten action over SAA deal
Court orders naming of conflict zone arms exporters
Law enforcement corruption on back-burner
Focus on education – Amnesty's Youth Day plea
Online platforms will boost youth employment – President
Malema tells EFF to defy lockdown rules
SARS sacking of chief legal officer confirmed
Leading advocate heads probe into EE drowning incident
SCA rules for insurer after cancellation of life policy
Mabuza denies R30m GE donation
Eskom take-over of municipality billing confirmed
Social security dispensation to be reviewed, says Minister
Manyi teams up with Zuma
Jics seeks better conditions for incarcerated children
Fraud complaint laid against DA's JP Smith
Advocate devotes life to fighting GBV
Strong push to regulate crypto markets
Covid-19 crisis: Adjusted lockdown level three regulations gazetted
Pam Saxby notes that President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement on Tuesday evening of a return to Covid-19 State of Disaster lockdown level three was confirmed shortly afterwards in a Government Gazette notice also adjusting the regulations to reflect:
longer curfew hours ...
Finance: Popia banking code of conduct out for comment
Input is sought on a draft code of conduct for Banking Association SA (Basa) members when processing the personal information of data subjects. According to an accompanying Government Gazette notice, the document outlines ‘specific obligations’ under the 2013 Protection of ...
Iqbal Sharma's brother-in-law gets R10 000 bail
The Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court on Tuesday granted bail of R10 000 to Dinesh Patel, a representative of Nulane Investment. Patel, a brother-in-law of Nulane Investment owner and alleged Gupta associate Iqbal Sharma, appeared on charges of procurement fraud involving R25m ...
Pampoenkraal eight denied bail over intimidation concerns
The eight men charged with the murders of two people on the farm Pampoenkraal in rural eMkhondo, Mpumalanga, have been denied bail, says a News24 report. Zenzele Yende, Werner Potgieter, Eliot Dlamini, Moses Dlamini, Cornelius Greyling, Sikhumbuzo Zikalala, Mzwakhe Dlamini ...
High-risk cryptocurrency scheme to be liquidated
The Eastern Cape High Court (East London) has ruled that the Rawlins Trust, which received about R300m from 991 individuals to invest in high-risk cryptocurrency – and reportedly lost up to R120m in the process – must be finally sequestrated ...
ANC branch chair gets 10 years for rape
Rapist who followed mother's advice fails in appeal bid
Former metro police officer jailed for road rage killing
25 years for murdering girlfriend
Battle against inequality is far from won
It's been 45 years since the Soweto massacre on 16 June 1976, but educational inequality, with racial and class bias, persists. Advocate Faranaaz Veriava, head of education at section27, says this struggle is far from won. She highlights the ...
Eskom, SAA decisions indicate ANC policy failure
Two crucial announcements by government last week – involving significant shifts in its attitude towards Eskom and SAA – mean that the core of ANC policy around the state's leadership has been effectively declared a failure. Daniel Silke, a ...
Exploring another legal outcome on Burger King
The Competition Act suggests that our competition authorities must act to promote a greater spread of ownership to historically disadvantaged persons (HDPs) when analysing and approving mergers. ‘A mix of important moral, institutional and economic reasons join to explain and ...
ICC's chief prosecutor bows out
Criticism that the International Criminal Court (ICC) is only interested in targeting Africans was part of a ‘propaganda’ campaign by those who wanted to discredit the court, its outgoing prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has told the BBC. The Gambian lawyer yesterday ...
Zimbabwean journalist finally released
A Zimbabwean freelance reporter representing The New York Times was granted bail on Tuesday, three weeks after he was arrested over claims he helped two foreign colleagues enter the country illegally. A report on the News24 site notes that Jeffrey ...
Zimbabwe vendors fight pavement eviction orders
Defiant informal traders are rebuilding their shacks on pavements, amid revelations that some corrupt council officials are accepting bribes to allow encroachments. Government is appealing a High Court order to stop demolitions. The Herald reports that the demolitions are not ...
How expelled diplomats ‘abused’ their positions
Russia linked to CAR bloodbath
Cairo court upholds Brotherhood death sentences
DRC ex-presidential aide has fraud sentence cut
Ugandan opposition supporters granted bail
Malian sports body rocked by sex abuse scandal
Virtual reality training for lawyers predicted
Trainee lawyers in future may do their legal training by using immersive virtual reality software simulating the practice environment, much like astronauts being made ready for space, Professor Richard Susskind has predicted. According to a report on the Legalfutures site ...
Saudi Arabia under fire for executing youth
Saudi Arabia has executed a young man who was convicted on charges stemming from his participation in an anti-government rebellion by minority Shia Muslims. A leading rights group said his trial was ‘deeply flawed’. According to a report in The ...
Hungary slammed for passing anti-LGBT law
Hungary’s Parliament has passed a law banning gay people from featuring in school educational materials or TV shows for under-18s, as Viktor Orbán’s ruling party intensified its campaign against LGBT rights. According to a report in The Guardian, the National ...
Americans admit to helping motor exec flee Japan
UK lawyers enabled to practise in Australia
Significant recovery of costs ruling for law firms
McConnell on blocking road to Supreme Court
UK consults on future IP rights exhaustion regime
Man jailed for making 3D-printed gun parts
Metro ordered to clean illegal dumpsite
* The Eastern Cape High Court (East London) has ordered the Buffalo City Metro to immediately clean and decontaminate an illegal dumpsite in Egoli in East Bank, East London. Acting Judge Lindiwe Rusi ruled in favour of the residents and instructed ...
Partner of hacked-to-death woman remanded into custody
* The boyfriend of a 24-year-old Mpumalanga woman who was hacked to death last week, apparently during a domestic violence incident, has been remanded in custody following his arrest and initial court appearance. Sdayo Joseph Zitha appeared at the Eerstehoek Magistrate ...
Police officer allegedly killed ex-girlfriend's mother
* Police officer, Constable Maluleke, appeared in the Pretoria North Magistrate's Court on Tuesday on charges of murder and attempted murder. It is alleged that Maluleke (40) shot and injured his ex-girlfriend, killed her mother, and set his ex-girlfriend's ...
eThekwini fires its Parks and Recreation head
* The eThekwini Municipality has fired its Parks and Recreation head, Thembinkosi Ngcobo after he was found guilty of misconduct. The matter was heard in the SA Local Bargaining Council in April and May. Ngcobo was being investigated for failing to report ...