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SCA overturns RAF settlement interference ruling

The SCA on Tuesday overturned a Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) order which had set aside a R2.5m settlement agreement between the Road Accident Fund (RAF) and a claimant.

LPC wants contempt sentence for fraud-accused lawyer

The Legal Practice Council (LPC) wants fraud-accused lawyer Zietta Janse van Rensburg to be sentenced to six months behind bars for contempt after she appeared before the same judge who suspended her from practising law.

Tshwane tender scam targets lawyers

Legal practitioners have been warned not to fall prey to a tender scam by a person masquerading as a City of Tshwane official soliciting money from them to assist with submission of their outstanding bid documents.

Advocate Teffo's appeal bid fails

The Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) has dismissed disbarred Advocate Malesela Teffo's application for leave to appeal the ruling that struck him of the roll of advocates.

Questions over Mbalula’s vehicle link to Fort Hare accused

ANC secretary-general Fikile Mbalula hit the campaign trail in an armoured Mercedes-AMG G63 apparently owned by celebrity bodyguard and University of Fort Hare fraud and corruption accused Anwar ‘Dogg’ Khan (55). 

Lawyers vindicated after ‘lockdown’ ruling overturned

Three Mpumalanga High Court (Middelburg) judges have set aside a 2020 judgment in which a number of lawyers, including two senior counsel, were blasted for coming to court in breach of lockdown regulations, reports TimesLIVE. 

Kodwa allegedly under investigation for EOH 'loan'

Sports, Arts & Culture Minister Zizi Kodwa allegedly faces corruption and money-laundering charges for a more than R1.6m bribe he received, part of which he used to buy a Jeep vehicle.

Questions over R5m spent on gravel bridge

A struggling municipality in Limpopo spent at least R5m on building a gravel culvert bridge to link Majeje and Humulani villages, allegedly without conducting a high-risk assessment.

Hlophe’s lawyers say ConCourt is obligated to hear him

Whatever ‘feelings of discomfort’ the justices of the Constitutional Court may have, these could not supersede their constitutional duties when dealing with the application that would invalidate the impeachment of former Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe, his lawyers said in submissions to the apex court this week.

Backlog nears 14 000 at Masters’ Offices

Masters’ Offices were saddled with a backlog of almost 14 000 matters as at December 2023 and only 6.75% of the backlog has been cleared.

FIC targets legal firms and estate agents

The Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) has dished out hundreds of sanctions to legal practices and estate agencies which have failed to heed a call to file risk and compliance returns (RCRs) to the watchdog on time.

Change vital for silk status

The Minister of Justice & Correctional Services, Ronald Lamola, has published guidelines regarding the conferral of senior attorney and Senior Counsel honours for eligible legal practitioners.

Maumela's conduct embarrassed me

Judge President Dunstan Mlambo yesterday testified that the ‘gross incompetence’ of Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) Judge Tshifhiwa Maumela embarrassed him because it led to a general distrust of the justice system.

ConCourt scraps enlistment of retired justices

The Constitutional Court will no longer enlist the services of retired justices to assist with applications for leave to appeal as part of addressing the backlog in the country’s apex court.

Franchise code punts alternative dispute resolutions

While the franchise sector has the advantage of using an established model backed by a record of success, it has faced a series of setbacks, with load shedding, increased fuel prices and interest rates, a weaker rand and Covid-19 all taking their toll.

Brand remains defiant despite LPC probe

Advocate Johan Brand SC has maintained that High Court Judge Mandlenkosi Motha’s instruction that legal counsel in a case before him must file heads of argument regarding the lack of diversity in their team had nothing whatsoever to do with the merits of the case.

Businessman offers R5m reward for proof he is corrupt

In a bid to clear his name, wealthy businessman Vivian Reddy has offered to pay R5m to anyone who can prove that he is complicit in corrupt activities in the KwaDukuza Municipality (KDM), reports The Citizen.

Casino records subpoenaed in Nzimande probe

The lead investigator into the corruption case against suspended KZN Regional Court President Eric Nzimande said he had subpoenaed records from casinos from the Eastern Cape to Newcastle and from a ‘loan shark’ after allegations that Nzimande had a gambling problem.

Ramaphosa confirms Hlophe’s axing

President Cyril Ramaphosa has officially written to Western Cape High Court Judge President John Hlophe informing him of his ‘immediate removal from office’.

Fix power stations, even at risk of load shedding

A group of international experts, commissioned by National Treasury, have recommended that power stations be shut down and fixed properly ‘immediately’ – even if that means higher levels of load shedding.

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