Make SOE board members pay – judge
Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo wants board members to be held accountable for losses incurred by the SOEs they led, says a report in The Mercury. Justice Zondo has asked the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture to go after ...
Mkhwebane 'removal' report handed to Speaker
Although National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise has received a report from an independent panel tasked with determining whether there is a prima facie case for Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane's removal as Public Protector, the recommendation will remain under wraps until next week ...
Court move halts Crime Intelligence chief's hearing
Beleaguered Crime Intelligence (CI) boss Peter Jacobs has managed to stay a fraught disciplinary process – underscored by dramatic claims of criminality and espionage – that could see him axed. An eleventh-hour Labour Court challenge, just hours before the culmination ...
Judge lashes Prasa boss for 'abuse of power'
Another corruption scandal under Magashule's watch
Zuma 'no' to ANC meeting on Zondo
Mboweni hits backs at 'austerity' critics
Kieswetter welcomes chance to expand tax net
New SARS unit to target the wealthy
Cigarette price hike will boost illegal market – Batsa
Mkhize supports probe into tender for 'friends'
Gold Fields gets go-ahead for 40MW solar plant
Mpofu links journalists to propaganda campaign
EFF political gatherings complaint shifted to Cogta
Pandor remains cagey about DG's suspension
Another court move against North West municipality
Pilots group slams SAA R5m vaccine flight
SIU probes municipality over PPE payment
Denel chair resigns
Department tackles Vaal River pollution saga
Semenya takes regulations battle to top European court
Gardener (43) graduates with an LLB
Msunduzi moves to freeze 'ghost salaries'
Cases on hold after five weeks without water
Stolen sand filling linked to boys' deaths
Legislation: 2021 Special Appropriation Bill unpacked
A 2021 Special Appropriation Bill was tabled in the National Assembly on Wednesday with the aim of providing for additional allocations of R1.25bn and R2.826bn respectively to the Departments of Health and Social Development. They will be used ...
Finance: Fiscal framework parliamentary hearings reminder
The 2021/22 fiscal framework and revenue proposals having been tabled on Wednesday in the National Assembly as part of the Budget Review, Legalbrief Today subscribers are reminded that the Standing Committee on Finance intends holding public hearings on 3 ...
ConCourt reserves damages judgment
In August 2008, while playing on a kindergarten swing, Janeca Esau (now 18) sustained a traumatic brain injury. Yesterday, the Constitutional Court reserved judgment on whether the Department of Social Development should pay damages arising out the incident. A Sunday ...
Cash-in-transit suspect accused of murder gets bail
David Lebakeng Mokodutle, a co-accused of alleged cash-in-transit heist kingpin Wellington Cenenda, has been granted bail of R100 000 by the Mpumalanga High Court (Middelburg). The Star reports Mokodutle convinced Acting Judge Hein Brauckmann to release him on bail on ...
Eskom fraud accused makes second appearance in a week
Multimillion-rand Eskom corruption and fraud accused Maphoko Kgomoeswana appeared in court yesterday for the second time this week. An IoL report notes that he appeared at the Pretoria Regional Court on charges of tax evasion of R5m. The court postponed ...
Malawi extradition matter delays Bushiri case
Ex-Orlando Pirates coach faces sexual assault trial
Family's 'cryptocurrency trust' liquidation bid delayed
Attacks based on 'made-up rule of law crisis'
The recent attacks on the judiciary by former President Jacob Zuma, EFF leader Julius Malema and MKMVA spokesperson Carl Niehaus are taken up by public interest lawyer Nicole Fritz, CEO of Freedom Under Law, in an opinion piece in Business ...
State of Disaster clips Parliament's wings
Every time the Minister of Co-operative Governance & Traditional Affairs (Cogta), Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, extends the national State of Disaster without consulting Parliament, we are being habituated to a new constitutional convention. Cilliers Brink, the DA’s Shadow Cogta Minister, points out ...
Windhoek tackles classroom sex abuse
Namibia’s Ministry of Education, Arts & Culture says it has ‘zero tolerance’ for teachers or staff members guilty of carrying out sexual offences against pupils. Ministry director Sanet Steenkamp told The Namibian there were three cases under investigation. ‘We have ...
Uganda dismisses US sanctions threat over poll
Possible US sanctions against Uganda following alleged irregularities in January's elections and abuse by the security forces would be unfortunate, but are not worrying Ugandan authorities. That's the view of Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa who told Radio France ...
Clashes follow Niger’s disputed poll
Niger opposition leader Mahamane Ousmane has claimed that he narrowly won the country's presidential election, as fresh violence erupted after official results gave victory to his rival by a wide margin. ‘The compilation of results … which we have ...
Former Minister in court over alleged Harare property scam
Tanzania presidential insult case dismissed
Nigerian authorities seek return of abducted children
Former Syrian official convicted in ground-breaking trial
A court in Germany has found a former Syrian regime official guilty of being an accomplice to crimes against humanity, in a historic first victory for efforts worldwide to bring legal accountability for atrocities committed in Syria’s long war. According ...
Navalny no longer a 'prisoner of conscience' – Amnesty
Amnesty International says it will cease calling Alexei Navalny a ‘prisoner of conscience’ following pressure to condemn anti-migrant statements he made in the 2000s as hate speech. A report in The Guardian notes that employees of Amnesty International said the ...
Australia makes Facebook pay for news content
Australia has passed a world-first law aimed at making Google and Facebook pay for news content on their platforms. A BBC News report notes that the news code legislation had been fiercely opposed by the US tech giants. Last week ...
Singaporean admits to torturing, killing domestic worker
UK judges sensitised to menopausal court attendees
Drunk-driving charges against Bruce Springsteen dropped
Positive response to digital legal services register
Twenty years for girlfriend's murder
* Mpho Thobane, who was convicted of killing his girlfriend Viwe Dalingozi in 2018, was sentenced to 20 years' imprisonment in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court yesterday. The court deviated from the prescribed minimum sentence of 15 years. Thobane set Dalingozi ...
Ex-bookkeeper gets 10 years for fraud
* The Estcourt Regional Court has sentenced former hotel bookkeeper Fungai Desire Makunde to 10 years' imprisonment after finding him guilty of 555 counts of fraud to the value of R12m.
Parents who allegedly killed eight-month-old baby in court
* The Bonteheuwel parents arrested in November on charges of killing their eight-month-old son made a brief appearance in the Bishop Lavis Magistrate's Court in Cape Town yesterday. Ricardo and Kathleen Isaacs were supposed to proceed with a formal bail ...
Ex-EFF councillor pleads not guilty to rape
* Former EFF Nelson Mandela Bay councillor Zilindile Vena (35), accused of raping a Nelson Mandela University student (23) in February 2020, pleaded not guilty before Port Elizabeth Regional Court Magistrate Mputumi Mpofu yesterday.