Mkhwebane 'victim' claim doesn't wash – DA
Counsel for the DA, pointing out that the Public Protector is engaged in the long game to avoid impeachment, has rejected Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s claim that she is being victimised ‘by the most powerful forces in the country ever to be ...
Mantashe threatens to revoke mining rights
Minister of Mineral Resources & Energy Gwede Mantashe has suggested his department could revoke Sibanye-Stillwater’s mining rights at its gold mines as a strike marks its 10th week with no sign of a settlement in sight. Following the Minister’s budget ...
AfriForum seeks to scrap driving licence renewals
AfriForum has launched a legal bid to have the five-year renewal of drivers’ licences scrapped. News24 reports that it filed papers in the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) yesterday. AfriForum campaign officer Reiner Duvenage said the legal bid comes on the back ...
Mthethwa backtracks on R22m flag
Murder trial of Advocate Pete Mihalik under way
ConCourt calls for Electoral Act amendment submissions
13 000MW power in the pipeline – Mantashe
Top court reserves judgment on bank repossessions
Regulator mulls Jooste penalties for warning friends
Manuel seeks interdict over JJ Tabane claims
Mthatha hospital doctors win shares dispute
Ramaphosa plan deadline now 15 October
Judgment reserved in Beitbridge fence appeal
AU chair to meet Putin – Ramaphosa
Government allocates R100m for weather warnings
Zimbabwe soccer star denies child abuse
Economic volatility leads to repo rate hike
Municipality stands firm on security concerns
Tongaat Hulett chair bows out
New vaping standards on the way – SABS
20m could afford basic private healthcare – expert
Zulu addresses social grant saga
SA offered $8.5bn debt guarantees – claim
Sanral blames ‘material irregularity’ for project delays
Paarl name change proposal hits a nerve
SIU links Zweli Mkhize to another graft case
Cele and Masemola unpack poor working conditions
General: Committee notes withdrawal of controversial flag project
The chair of Parliament’s Sports, Arts & Culture Committee Beauty Dlulane, has said it was important that the government was able to listen to the people and act accordingly, given the current economic climate of a stagnant economy and rising ...
Trade: Russia-Ukraine conflict brings instability to agriculture
The Russia-Ukraine conflict has the potential to scupper SA’s growth in the key agriculture sector, Agriculture, Land Reform & Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza has told Parliament, reports Wyndham Hartley.
She said the agricultural sector has been experiencing economic growth ...
Environmental: Minister extends time for mine rehabilitation
Owners of disused and unrehabilitated mines have been granted a 15-month stay by Forestry, Fisheries & Environment Minister Barbara Creecy, reports Wyndham Hartley.
Creecy announced, in a statement, that ‘as part of the “One Environmental System”, the requirements for ...
Media: Minister says more TV channels on the way
Communications & Digital Technology Minister Khumbudzo Ntshaveni has said given the current ‘onerous and burdensome requirements’ on local broadcasters, new entrants (local) in the broadcasting sector and restrictions on the community media that renders local broadcasting players uncompetitive, her department ...
Case Law Briefs
Moyo v Old Mutual (Contempt, delinquent directors)
Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg): Moyo v Old Mutual Ltd and Others Judgment: 16 May 2022 Keywords: Practice and Procedure – Companies Act 71 of 2008 (Companies Act), ss 162(5)(c) Summary: Mr Moyo had launched a contempt application against Old Mutual ...
Blackspear Holdings v Bryte Insurance
Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg): Blackspear Holdings (Pty) Ltd v Bryte Insurance Company Ltd and Another Judgment: 16 May 2022 Summary: Thutsi Mining (Pty) Ltd had mined a colliery in which earthmoving equipment of Blackspear Holdings (Pty) Ltd was situated. Blackspear had leased ...
Professor Meel v Life St Mary's Hospital (Shifren principle)
Eastern Cape High Court (Mthatha): Professor Meel and Others v Life St Mary's Private Hospital Judgment: 12 May 2022 Keywords: Contract and evidence – Shifren principle Summary: Professor Meel and four other doctors and shareholders (doctor-shareholders) of St Mary’s Private Hospital (Pty ...
Otubu v Western Cape DPP (Bail pending extradition)
Alleged Woolworths looter pleads poverty
The Mercedes-Benz driver who went viral on social media after being captured on video footage allegedly looting a Durban Woolworths store during last year's July unrest says he is ‘broke’. Mbuso Moloi appeared in the Durban Magistrate’s Court yesterday ...
State calls sister of child murder accused to testify
The twin sister of a man accused of the murder of eight-year-old Tazne van Wyk yesterday took the stand in the Western Cape High Court. She was the fifth state witness called to testify in the trial that got under ...
Ruling a warning against business rescue abuse
The recent judgment of the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) in Commissioner for SARS v Louis Pasteur Investments (Pty) & Others highlights issues relevant to the abuse of the business rescue procedure. The business rescue practitioner (BRP) was taken to task ...
Muslim Marriages Bill will address inequalities
Muslim marriages in SA (both monogamous and polygamous) are still not recognised in terms of the law. This leaves Muslim women vulnerable in cases of divorce or the intestate death of a spouse, because their marriage is not fully legally ...
Lesotho judge rules for Shaun Abrahams against CJ
Lesotho’s highest court has overturned a scathing ruling by the country’s Chief Justice barring former SA NDPP Shaun Abrahams from appearing in a high-profile treason case. EWN reports that the case involves charges of treason, murder, attempted murder and assault ...
Genocide fugitive confirmed dead
A UN tribunal has announced the death of another Rwandan genocide fugitive, who was among the last five suspects still at large. The UN's Residual Mechanism of International Criminal Tribunals on Wednesday said it had established that Phénéas Munyarugarama ...
Botswana plans to implement more import bans
Botswana’s long-term ban on vegetables from SA and other import nations is here to stay, the country’s Ministry of Agriculture has said. The ban will be reviewed every other year, but this will only be to add more commodities to ...
Zimbabwe issues warning over ivory trade ban
Nigerian separatist leader faces fresh charges
Zambia central bank plays down systems breach
'Natasha's Law' inspires new food safety trial
The parents of a teenager who died from an allergic reaction to a Pret baguette have set up a ground-breaking trial with the aim of ‘making food allergies history’. A report in The Independent notes that Tanya and Nadim Ednan-Laperouse ...
Belgium refuses to extradite outspoken Spanish rapper
The Ghent Court of Appeal this week refused to extradite Spanish rapper José Miguel Arenas Beltrán to Spain. A Jurist report notes that Arenas, known by his stage name Valtònyc, was due to serve a three-and-a-half year prison sentence for ...
NYC court mulls matter of elephant 'personhood'
Can an Asian elephant be considered a person? A report in The Guardian notes that this question was put before New York’s highest court this week in a closely watched case over whether a basic human right can be extended ...
Norway court finds arrow attacker 'mentally unstable'
Musk denies sex abuse claims
* Elon Musk's SpaceX allegedly paid $250 000 to one of the company's corporate flight attendants, who accused the tech mogul of exposing himself to her and propositioning her for sex, a report has claimed. The woman, who has ...
Stellenbosch student to face rape charge
* A Stellenbosch University student (18) made his first appearance in the Stellenbosch Magistrate’s Court yesterday in connection with the alleged rape of a fellow student (19) on campus. The court set his bail at R1000 with conditions that he must ...