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'Fake qualifications’ boss throws in the towel

Langalezwe Madonko, the central figure in a fake qualification controversy at private equity company Summit Africa, has resigned from his senior position at a black industry body, reports Fin24.

Lawyers take on LPC for victims of rogue lawyer

A team of lawyers acting for victims of disgraced attorney Zuko Nonxuba has secured a court order giving the Legal Practice Council (LPC) strict timelines to complete its investigations into the alleged R348m plunder of his trust funds, and to pay out any proven claims.

Leoka fired by President's council as woes pile up

President Cyril Ramaphosa has axed disgraced economist Thabi Leoka from his Presidential Economic Advisory Council.

LPC tramples on indigenous languages

Solidarity has rejected the Legal Practice Council’s (LPC’s) attempt to put its own interests above the interests of lawyers by abolishing admission examinations for candidate attorneys in Afrikaans.

Leoka parts company with MTN and Amplats

Economist Thabi Leoka has resigned from the board of MTN SA amid questions over whether she has a PhD from the London School of Economics (LSE).

Man wants name cleared after 22 years in prison

East London resident Luyanda Matshingana was released on parole in December after spending 22 years in jail for crimes he maintains he did not commit, and now wants to be exonerated.

ANC admits lying to defend Zuma

The ANC has admitted to lying in Parliament to defend former President Jacob Zuma’s R3.9m ‘fire pool’ at his home in Nkandla, KZN, when the saga was playing out in 2014.

Pit bull victims urged to sue state

Victims of pit bull attacks have been urged to sue the government for not doing enough to protect them.

Lawyer charged department R6m for research

The attorney linked to the mega National Lotteries Commission (NLC) scandal charged the Mpumalanga Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Land & Environmental Affairs R6m for work such as researching labour issues, says a News24 report.

Mayor castigated as judge rules for child

In what a Cape Argus report calls a scathing judgment made against Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis, Western Cape High Court Judge Daniel Thulare dismissed the city’s attempt to challenge a decision to secure a child’s inheritance.

SPCA seizes Hout Bay seals

The SPCA obtained an order from the Wynberg Magistrate's Court allowing it to seize five seals which were being abused and exploited in the Hout Bay harbour.

HRC brings case against anti-gay shop owner

The case against a shop owner who admitted to erecting a sign outside his establishment banning gay, lesbian, and transgender people was placed on the court roll of the Eastern Cape High Court (Gqeberha).

Student body lodges complaint against EFF

The Democratic Alliance Student Organisation (Daso) last week filed a complaint with the Human Rights Commission (HRC), against members of the EFF and Student Command (EFFSC) last week.

Paramedics arrested over 'fraudulent' matric certificates

The Hawks arrested six paramedics in the Eastern Cape on Monday on charges including fraud and forgery linked to their matric certificates, News24 reports.

Motata set to face impeachment vote

Chief Justice Raymond Zondo will soon write to National Assembly Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula about the gross misconduct finding made against ‘drunk judge’ Nkola Motata – beginning a process that could see him becoming the first judge in SA history to be impeached.

Teffo arrested on multiple charges

Gauteng police confirmed yesterday that disbarred advocate Malesela Teffo, who was one of the defence lawyers in the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial, was arrested and detained at the Pretoria Central police station.

Further delays in Hlophe saga

Uncertainty over which state department is responsible for judges’ litigation costs has meant a four-month delay to a court case brought by Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe.

Courts still block free flow of information

‘Secrecy is the antithesis of transparency, which is intrinsic to democracy. Journalists constantly having to go the legal route to access court stories, or to publish, is willy-nilly obstructionism. It is also expensive to media pockets and democracy itself.’

Mashatile's luxury lifestyle flagged

Deputy President Paul Mashatile leads a life of luxury, using multimillion-rand homes owned by tenderpreneurs and beneficiaries of government contracts on Cape Town’s exclusive Atlantic Seaboard to entertain a string of lovers and friends, according to a News24 exposé.

No obligation to disclose extra-marital affair

A man who claimed damages against his ex-wife for ‘fraud’, because she did not disclose that she had an extra-marital affair resulting in the birth of their third child, has lost his case, reports GroundUp.

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