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Motion to remove Hlophe succeeds

Parliament has voted in support of a motion to impeach suspended Western Cape High Court Judge President John Hlophe from office – which is a first in democratic SA.

Lawyers, estate agents receive grey list guidance

The Institute of Estate Agents of SA (Ieasa) says it is actively engaging its agents to help them comply with the request by the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) for risk and compliance returns, reports BusinessLIVE.

US experience shows why SA should ditch B-BBEE

‘Affirmative action policies – euphemistically referred to as B-BBEE in the SA context – have proved inherently counterproductive everywhere in the world. This should no longer be an issue for debate. The empirical evidence is irrefutable. Affirmative action stokes racial tensions and fosters a mindset of victimhood among the identified beneficiary group. This racially preferential (therefore discriminatory) policy should be totally and completely abrogated wherever it occurs in the world,’

Mashatile test looms for Public Protector

Public Protector (PP) Kholeka Gcaleka, noting the institution she leads is 'stabilising', said its most important work is ensuring that it produces quality investigations. 

GroundUp ruling forces LPC investigation

The SCA has rejected attorney Lesley Ramulifho’s application for leave to appeal against GroundUp which reports that in May 2020 it lodged a complaint with the Legal Practice Council (LPC) against Ramulifho for forging documents in court papers filed against GroundUp.

Parliament to move on Hlophe impeachment

Parliament yesterday said it would push ahead with the impeachment of Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe unless it was interdicted by the courts.

Ex-attorney gets 10 years for client theft

Former attorney Langelihle Dube (52) – who stole R2.3m from two of his clients –has been sentenced Durban Specialised Commercial Crimes Court to 10 years’ imprisonment for thefts that occurred between 2009 and 2011.

Corruption Watch seeks answers on Sodi firm's blacklisting

Corruption Watch has written to Treasury, seeking clarification on the status of the City of Tshwane’s intention to blacklist controversial businessman Edwin Sodi’s companies, NJR Projects and Blackhead Consulting.

Makhubele fails to have hearing postponed

The conduct inquiry into Judge Nana Makhubele heard yet another application yesterday to postpone proceedings, reports GroundUp.

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.

Mandela's items to be auctioned after legal battle

Nearly 100 items linked to former statesman Nelson Mandela are set to be auctioned on Monday to provide funds for a memorial garden in the Eastern Cape.

Trial of man represented by candidate attorney overturned

A trial completed on the same day saw the three-year prison sentence of a man accused of assaulting his wife overturned.

Young black advocates blocked from state work

The General Council of the Bar (GCB) and Advocates for Transformation (AFT) have accused the government of effectively blocking young black advocates from being able to represent the state in litigation through a new tender that limits points allocated to historically disadvantaged individuals (HDIs) to lawyers born before 1993.

Gangster refuses to testify about 27s prison gang

A self-described gangster testifying in the Western Cape High Court in a trial related to the murders of three-year-old Marilyn Adams and teenager Christy Meiring refused to discuss anything about the 27s prison gang.

Goliath ‘pleased’ Hlophe racism complaint dropped

Western Cape Deputy Judge President Patricia Goliath is ‘pleased to have been vindicated’ by the JSC's findings that there was no ‘prima facie’ evidence supporting suspended Judge President John Hlophe's racism accusations against her, her lawyer says.

Master’s Office woes continue to frustrate

Those in the legal fraternity have continued to speak out about their frustrations in dealing with the inefficiencies of the Master’s Office, says a Cape Times report.

Ex-wife sinks Hlophe's racism claims against deputy

Suspended Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe's accusations that his deputy, Patricia Goliath, used the k-word and was racist were not backed up by his now ex-wife or substantiated by prima facie evidence, according to the JSC.

Hlophe takes aim at Kriegler

Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe says he is saddened by the possibility of being removed from the Bench. This after Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Justice & Correctional Services recently resolved to recommend his removal.

Post Office rescue plan endorsed

The Post Office's business rescue practitioners have cleared another hurdle in their bid to steer the state-owned entity away from a messy liquidation, reports Fin24.

Cele's World Cup trip partially funded by private company

Taxpayers forked out nearly R450 000 to fund the trip of Police Minister Bheki Cele’s assistant to France for the Rugby World Cup final.

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