Zuma acts to sink Zondo inquiry
Former President Jacob Zuma launched a new legal challenge to Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo's appointment as the State Capture Inquiry's chairperson – just days before the first commission report was released. Zuma maintains he is seeking to ...
DA wants Ramaphosa charged with perjury
The DA is gunning for President Cyril Ramaphosa in its fight against ‘cadre deployment’. The party has written to Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, requesting that he consider laying perjury charges against Ramaphosa. The Citizen reports that it is seeking ...
Ramaphosa takes veiled swipe at Sisulu
President Cyril Ramaphosa, who was in all probability sitting across the table from Tourism Minister Lindiwe Sisulu last night during an ANC national working committee meeting, took what is being interpreted as a ‘veiled swipe’ at his rogue Minister earlier ...
Gungubele placed in charge of spooks
Door opens for several NPA prosecutions
Eskom defends proposed 20.5% tariff hike
Maimane has doubts on Electoral Act change deadline
Why demerit system can work despite judgment
No legal basis to Moyo’s R250m claim – Old Mutual
Ex-miner wins hearing loss compensation case
Mangaung metro boss stays on despite ruling
Anti-apartheid activist Max Coleman dies
Life Esidimeni inquest told NGO inspections were rushed
Legal fees tussle delays apartheid-era trial
Education Department awaits matric results ruling
Parliamentary staffers seek work safety assurances
Poultry producer, PIC power struggle flagged
Backlash over UK trophy hunting ban
Ex-school staffer's ‘unacceptable behaviour’ probed
Zulu royal succession battle impacting KZN legislature
New think-tank a response to ‘deepening crisis’
Another seismic survey legal battle looms
All children in SA can attend school – LHR
Heineken may sell Strongbow SA
Alliance to challenge university vaccine mandates
General: No bailouts policy hits Denel hardest – Minister
Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, has, in reply to a parliamentary question from EFF MP Rosina Komane, said that of all state-owned companies state arms manufacturer Denel would be hardest hit by the no-bailouts policy announced by Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana ...
Health: Gender commission cautions against mandatory jabs
The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) has cautioned businesses and employers that before implementing mandatory vaccine policies they should be aware that a study has found that vaccines cause small, temporary changes to a woman’s menstrual cycle, writes Wyndham Hartley.
The CGE ...
Environmental: Green hydrogen policy taking shape
The Presidency said during the Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium South Africa (SIDSSA) in October 2021 that green hydrogen had been identified as a ‘big frontier’ that represents both future and current growth and investment opportunities for SA, writes Wyndham Hartley. Globally, the ...
Case Law Briefs
V v V
Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg): V v V Judgment: 14 December 2021 Keywords: Family law – Divorce – Best interests of the minor child – Voice of the child – Constitution of the Republic of SA, 28(1)(h) – Children’s Act ...
Koko v Tanton
Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg): Koko vs Tanton Judgment: 14 December 2021 Keywords: Practice and pleadings – Leave to appeal – – Sound and rational basis for leave to appeal is required – Uniform Rules of Court 6 (15) – Superior Court ...
State v Jantjie
Eastern Cape High Court (Grahamstown): State v Jantjie & Another Judgment: 14 December 2021 Keywords: Criminal law – Special Review – Accused a minor at the time of commission of crimes and sentenced on conviction to prescribed minimum sentences in terms ...
Fórum de Monitoria v Chang
Police officers on trial for murder
The trial of four police officers accused of murder, following a shooting during student protests last year, started in the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) yesterday. Cidraas Motseothata, Madimetja Legodi, Victor Mohammed and Tshepisho Kekana are on trial for the murder ...
Thulsie terrorism trial delayed again
The terror trial of Tony-Lee and Brandon-Lee Thulsie was hit by another delay in the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) yesterday, reports Jacaranda FM. They have been in prison awaiting trial since their arrest in 2016 on charges related to terrorism ...
Police officer‘s rape case postponed
The Blue Downs Magistrate’s Court has postponed the first court appearance of the Brackenfell police officer, accused of sexually assaulting a young woman on a farm in Stellenbosch. The officer, who was set to appear in court yesterday following his ...
Bail bid by woman accused of R4m cash theft postponed
Man accused of killing daughter to remain behind bars
Case against Pule murder accused postponed
SA’s constitutional democracy still under threat
‘The controversy surrounding Minister Lindiwe Sisulu’s political assessment of SA’s constitutional democracy provides an opportunity for us all in the country – especially lawyers – to take stock of our constitutional democracy, assess how far we have come with it ...
A Matter of Justice
Another refugee victory thanks to legal shield
A would-be refugee from Ethiopia is just the first ‘illegal foreigner’ expected to benefit from a new decision by the Constitutional Court. Desta Abore did not immediately apply for refugee status when he arrived in SA as amendments to the ...
Backlash over clampdown on Zimbabwean teachers
The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has urged President Emmerson Mnangagwa to urgently release teachers who were arrested during a demonstration over salaries last week. eNCA reports that 16 suspects appeared in court on Saturday and were denied bail. They ...
WHO condemns attacks on Sudanese doctors
Dozens of Sudanese doctors have demonstrated in Khartoum to denounce attacks by security forces against medical personnel and doctors during pro-democracy rallies opposed to the October military coup. Carrying pictures of colleagues they say have been killed in the turmoil ...
Lawsuit over Brazzaville deaths in detention
The families of six youths found dead in police custody in Congo-Brazzaville in 2021 are suing the state for damages, a rights group supporting them has confirmed. Officials said the six, whose bodies were found in a police jail in ...
Hotel Rwanda hero refuses to attend hearing
Netanyahu in plea bargain talks
Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is negotiating a plea bargain to end his corruption trial, news agencies have reported. Al Jazeera notes that Netanyahu, who lost power in June after 12 consecutive years as Prime Minister and is now ...
Jewish notary linked to betrayal of Anne Frank
A Jewish notary has been named by a cold case team led by a former FBI agent as the prime suspect for the betrayal of Anne Frank and her family to the Nazis, according to a report in The Guardian ...
Maxwell backs down over confidentiality clause
Ghislaine Maxwell will no longer fight to keep the names of eight 'John Does' secret and will leave it to the court to decide whether the names should be unsealed. CNN reports that the new documents are part of a ...
Special Tribunal dismisses R11.5m forfeiture order appeal bid
* The Special Tribunal yesterday dismissed a bid for leave to appeal a forfeiture order to the tune of R11.5m. Former Eskom senior manager, Petrus Mazibuko applied for leave to appeal the order. Mazibuko was dismissed by Eskom last year ...
ANC staff on stay-away
* ANC staff have embarked on a stay-away over unpaid salaries. The move yesterday follows a resolution taken at a general staff meeting on Friday after the ANC’s treasurer-general, Paul Mashatile, failed to meet a commitment to pay outstanding salaries by ...
Suspected killer remanded in custody
* A man accused of killing his 10-month-old son will know next week whether he will be released on bail. The Coligny Magistrate's Court postponed the case against Klaas Kgasi to 24 January. ‘Kgasi appeared in court for the alleged ...
Suspect charged with damaging courtroom
* A 35-year-old man accused of smashing windows at the Vryburg Magistrate's Court has blamed his actions on anger issues. He said he served a three-month jail sentence for failing to appear in court on a separate offence in June ...