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Sixteen-month wait for eviction judgment

Sixteen months since Acting Judge Bernard Martin reserved judgment in the matter over emergency housing for many destitute families facing evictions in the Drakenstein Municipality, the ruling is yet to be delivered.

Ruling has ‘serious implications’ for NHI

The Department of Health’s ambitions for controlling where doctors work have been dealt a huge blow by the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria), after it declared the National Health Act’s provisions for issuing health establishments with a ‘certificate of need’ unconstitutional and invalid.

Divorced foreign parents taking on spousal laws

French baker Thierry Gondran’s life has been in limbo for more than two years since his marriage to a South African ended.

Hlophe ‘vindicated’ by leave to appeal ruling

Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe’s legal team said they were vindicated by the ruling of the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) which granted him leave to appeal against his potential impeachment.

Ramaphosa accused of trophy-hunting operation

Anyone involved in trophy hunting has some level of moral disconnect, so the fact that President Cyril Ramaphosa was allegedly involved in other crimes is not surprising.

Activists seeks release of zoo elephants

Animal rights activists and the Chief of the Khoi has approached the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) to have three elephants in the Johannesburg Zoo released.

Criminally implicated are shaping the narrative

The news of the arrest of Atul and Rajesh Gupta for extradition purposes has been ‘drowned out’ by the news of the alleged housebreaking and robbery at President Cyril Rampahosa's farm about two years ago.

Lawyer suspended for ‘unconscionable conduct’

The Eastern Cape High Court (Makhanda) has suspended East London attorney Bulelani Rubushe from practice for two years for ‘gross overreaching and rapacious and unconscionable conduct’ towards a client.

ConCourt upholds law denying foetus burial

Parents who suffered spontaneous pregnancy loss before the foetus reached the 26-week pregnancy mark, will still not have the right to bury the remains of the foetus as it is regarded as medical waste in terms of the Births and Deaths Registration Act.

LPC calls for decorum following Meyiwa trial spats

The Legal Practice Council (LPC) has sent a notice to legal practitioners, reminding them of the importance of maintaining decorum in court and during their conduct with presiding officers and colleagues.

Public Protector asked to probe OCJ contract

Public Interest SA has written to the Public Protector requesting an independent probe to establish whether public procurement prescripts were breached during the procurement of IT services by the Office of the Chief Justice (OCJ), reports TimesLIVE.

Rape survivor throws in the towel

After more than five years of fighting to have her rapist brought to justice, a Khayelitsha woman finally lost hope after experiencing alleged police indifference and lengthy court postponements.

‘Respected judge’ to probe Stellenbosch race row

Stellenbosch University will appoint a respected Judge to investigate the university’s campus culture, the rector of the university announced yesterday.

Old SA flag debate about freedom of speech

‘AfriForum’s appeal against the banning of the old SA flag by the Equality Court has once again sparked a heated public debate on freedom of speech. Some slyly dilute this fundamental debate into a simple battle between inhuman, callous apartheid apologists, who want to wave the old flag again; and sympathetic, compassionate human rights crusaders, who want to save people from an evil flag. However, this underhanded rhetorical tactic in debates over freedom of speech is as old as this debate itself.’

Judges report Moyo’s lawyers to LPC

Peter Moyo’s lawyers who represented him in his now failed application to have Old Mutual’s non-executive directors declared delinquent and in contempt of court may find themselves in hot water.

Cameron ‘ashamed’ over Stellenbosch urinating incident

Stellenbosch University Chancellor and former Constitutional Court Justice Edwin Cameron said he was ashamed when the institution made headlines this week after a student urinated on the personal belongings of a fellow student.

Former Mrs SA contestant wins access to financial reports

A former Mrs SA contestant, who had demanded transparency, has won a court battle for access to the financial reports of the pageant’s affiliate, Women4Women (W4W).

Time for ConCourt to resume physical hearings

For more than two years, the Constitutional Court precinct has not been used for its main purpose: the hearing of important constitutional cases.

Growing calls for Stellenbosch student’s expulsion

Thousands of people have signed a petition calling for the expulsion of a University of Stellenbosch student at the centre of an allegedly racist incident that occurred at a student residence over the weekend.

MPs critical of R22m flag

The R22m monumental flag project budget should be used on sport development and creating work for destitute artists, members of Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Sports, Arts & Culture told Minister Nathi Mthethwa yesterday.

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