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Top court ruling a major win for Afrikaans

The University of SA's (Unisa) decision in 2016 to adopt a new language policy and discontinue Afrikaans as a language of learning and teaching contravened the Constitution, rendering the decision invalid, the Constitutional Court ruled yesterday.

Attorney struck off over missing millions

Eastern Cape attorney Andrew Masimila has been struck of the roll of attorneys for allegedly stealing most of a hefty Road Accident Fund payout to a client who lost the use of his legs in a car accident.

Premier orders probe into MEC's R600 000 'loan'

Limpopo Premier Stan Mathabatha has ordered provincial DG Nape Nchabeleng to probe allegations of corruption against MEC for Sports, Art & Recreation Thandi Moraka.

DisChem temps charged with vaccine card fraud

Pharmacy chain Dis-Chem has confirmed an isolated incident of fraudulent vaccination cards being issued at its Krugersdorp President Square vaccination site.

Labour tenants want more than expropriation

'This is not only about getting our land back. What about the many years I worked from the age of 13 as a domestic worker at the white farmers’ house, cleaning the house, looking after their children, doing their laundry, and working in their garden for six months every year, mostly without pay unless the white farmer was in a good mood, and he would pay me R10 at the end of six months?’

RAF crook struck off roll of attorneys

The Western Cape High Court has struck the name of Brian Albertus Baumann, an attorney who defrauded clients of millions in Road Accident Fund (RAF) payouts, from the roll of attorneys, says a TimesLIVE report.

Extradition reprieve for UK fugitive

A fugitive sought by the UK for retrial over a raft of sex offence charges has won some relief at the Constitutional Court in his battle to stave off extradition.

Zuma defiance would risk second contempt charge

If, as has been hinted by his mouthpiece and JG Zuma Foundation spokesperson, Mzwanele Manyi, former President Jacob Zuma refuses to allow NPA doctors to examine him, this could see him facing another contempt of court charge.

EFF files charges over forced sterilisations

The EFF have filed criminal charges against the Human Rights Commission and the Commission for Gender Equality. A report in The Citizen notes EFF national chairperson Veronica Mente briefed police about the party’s complaint.

Court gets De Lille affidavit she didn't know about

Public Works Minister Patricia de Lille has ordered an investigation into a senior public works official who allegedly misled the courts by deposing to an affidavit on De Lille's behalf without her knowledge or permission, says a Sunday Times report.

Attorney leaves long trail of financial scams

The South African attorney arrested and charged with embezzlement of more than R1.4m in Mauritius is facing a disciplinary process before the Legal Practice Council (LPC).

Grandmother loses DNA test bid on late son

A grandmother who wanted her son’s body exhumed so that DNA samples could be taken to prove her theory that he was not the father of two boys, was referred to as a ‘putative grandmother’ by a judge.

Minister discriminated against white magistrate

Following a 12-year battle, the Minister of Justice has been ordered to immediately appoint a white magistrate who has been discriminated against, Beeld reports.

Fake Zille Twitter account case in court today

EFF councillor Anthony Matumba, alleged to have been behind a fake Twitter account used to spread disparaging, racist and harassing comments towards black women, says the complainant failed to provide a shred of evidence linking him to the account.

Millions poured into Phiyega’s ‘zombie litigation’

The government has thrown R5.5m and counting into a black hole of litigation for former Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega to clear her name in relation to the Marikana massacre, despite a High Court finding her application was threadbare and not in the public interest.

LPC complaint lodged over 'ninja' remark

A professional misconduct complaint has been laid with the Legal Practice Council (LPC) against an attorney who allegedly accused a senior counsel, dressed in a hijab, of ‘dressing like a ninja’ to put ‘on an act’ for the day’s proceedings at the Constitutional Court.

Seth Nthai's ConCourt appeal dismissed with costs

Lawyer Seth Nthai's career has been dealt a blow after the Constitutional Court dismissed his application to appeal a SCA judgment that overturned his re-admission to the Bar.

Advocate appointed to head decuplets story inquiry

Independent Media says it has appointed veteran anti-apartheid lawyer, Michael Donen SC, to chair its external inquiry into the Tembisa decuplets story, according to a report on the IoL site.

Discovery caught up in official's alleged board 'fix'

An investigation has been launched after a senior Discovery Health official was caught on tape hatching a scheme to fix the board at one of its client medical aids in order to protect its profits.

Sorry decuplets saga to be investigated

The sorry saga of the alleged birth of decuplets, now shown to be a hoax, is to be independently investigated by the media group, whose newspaper, the Pretoria News, was the source of the reports.

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