From control to collaboration
The government appears to have switched from control to collaboration in managing the latest phase (level three) of the Covid-19 lockdown, notes Legalbrief. Whereas previous lockdown levels involved the micromanagement of what citizens could and could not do, the government ...
eThekwini promises finalisation of disciplinary cases
Disciplinary cases against eThekwini Municipality employees who continued to receive a salary while on special leave or suspension would be finalised by the end of next month. If the cases are delayed further, the municipality said the three assigned advisers ...
Stop attacking Ministers, says Cabinet
President Cyril Ramaphosa's Cabinet has lashed out at critics who have suggested that individual Ministers are responsible for controversial decisions related to lockdown regulations, which have been implemented to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. In a statement ...
Myeni slams judge, vows to appeal delinquency ruling
Justice being hampered by some judges
Muthambi nemesis gets communications post
Khosa lawyer rubbishes SANDF report
Tweet on K-word costs Bullard another job
Beware cyber hackers, expert warns healthcare providers
ANC seeks R350bn for infrastructure programme
DA raises independence concerns over Ipid sackings
Fita questions Dlamini-Zuma's claims
No decision on Eskom equity – GEPF
HRC concerned schools reopening too soon
Wrong Minister argument sinks hairdressing case
End of runway in sight for SA Express
Concern over R23m claim for pit toilet death
Sisulu to sue CEOs for defamation
Mining sector expects R80bn lockdown loss
Police officers hard hit by virus
Expropriation committee to be reconstituted
Company in R500m lawsuit against SIU, municipality
Company disputes sanitiser price inflation claims
PPI slowdown in March – Stats SA
Covid-19 crisis: Onus shifts to workplace under new regulations
During yesterday’s media briefing on the Covid-19 lockdown level three regulations, Trade, Industry & Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel repeatedly referred to the ‘big shift’ in responsibility for curbing the spread of the virus as the economy reopens and SA’s core productive ...
Covid-19 crisis: New regulations allow evictions, ban initiation
The Covid-19 lockdown level three regulations provide for ‘a competent court to grant an eviction order provided it is just and equitable’. Evictions were prohibited under lockdown levels five and four as part of what Co-operative Governance & Traditional Affairs ...
School counsellor appears for alleged rape
Darren Goddard has told the KZN High Court (Pietermaritzburg) that he had intended to challenge an allegation of rape at the school he taught at, but never had the chance. According to a report in The Witness, he told Judge ...
Illegal circumcision offence under 'non-existent Act’
An Eastern Cape man who admitted to performing an illegal circumcision has escaped a jail sentence – but only, notes a TimesLIVE report, if the prosecution does not charge him afresh. In July 2018, Zukisani Sogoni admitted to a magistrate ...
Will constitutional order return post State of Disaster?
SA citizens should be ‘clamouring’ for more information about our government’s overall strategy to suppress coronavirus, and demanding accountability from the executive, ‘not only for the silly (but ultimately inconsequential) regulations on cigarettes and booze, but also for its plans ...
SA must support the intellectual property pool
President Cyril Ramaphosa this month joined 139 other heads of state, former heads of state and other prominent public figures in signing a letter announcing support for ‘The People’s Vaccine’, a global guarantee which ensures that – when a safe ...
Senegal scraps ‘unbalanced' Mauritius treaty
Senegal has scrapped its tax treaty with Mauritius as debate rages over the island tax haven's impact on developing economies. The West African nation had previously threatened to cancel the double non-taxation treaty if certain conditions were not met ...
Tensions soar after Chinese nationals murdered in Lusaka
Police in Zambia have arrested three people suspected of murdering three Chinese nationals. The suspects are accused of dragging the bodies into a factory and setting it alight. Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo has promised a full investigation into Sunday ...
Judge in high-profile DRC graft trial dies
A Congolese judge handling the graft case against Vital Kamerhe, a former top aide to President Felix Tshisekedi, has died. Judge Raphael Yanyi died shortly after being admitted to a Kinshasa hospital on Wednesday. ‘The judge was a victim of ...
Life sentence for Rwandan genocide leader
Graft accused blamed for Namibia’s economic woes
Mozambique deports foreign sex workers
Trump order targets social media giants
President Donald Trump signed an executive order targeting social media companies yesterday, days after Twitter called two of his tweets ‘potentially misleading.’ Speaking from the Oval Office ahead of signing the order, Trump said the move was to ‘defend ...
China passes contentious Hong Kong anti-sedition law
China’s legislature has approved a decision to force a controversial national security law on Hong Kong, in an extraordinary and unprecedented move aimed at bringing the semi-autonomous territory further under Beijing’s control. According to a report in The Guardian, last ...
Iranian father to be tried for daughter's 'honour killing'
A nationwide outcry has prompted Iran’s President to demand swift action to outlaw so-called ‘honour killings’ after the death of a 14-year-old Iranian girl allegedly at the hands of her father. A report in The Guardian notes that Hassan Rouhani ...
Judge rules Huawei exec's case can proceed
Solicitor struck off for backdating dead client's document
Case against removal of 'racist' billboards dismissed
Hague Court rules against 5G activists
Lamoer released on parole
* Former Western Cape Police Commissioner Arno Lamoer has been granted parole and was released from prison on Tuesday after serving two years behind bars. Lamoer was sentenced to six years in jail after being found guilty of corruption in 2018.
Teen gets 15 years for killing girlfriend
* A 19-year-old man has been sentenced to 15 years' imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to stabbing and killing his girlfriend, before hiding and then burning her body in Welkom in the Free State. Obed Leshoro, from Welkom, admitted that on ...