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Gary Trappler, a lawyer, who has been on trial in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court, for allegedly racially motivated vandalism, is seeking to have the case dismissed.

Top SARS lawyer gunned down

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SCA dismisses Cele's appeal against ANC councillors’ damages

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SA national Neil Phillips yesterday avoided a US prison term for manipulating an exchange rate in order to trigger a $20m barrier option.

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