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Justice suspensions linked to Bosasa liquidators

The Department of Justice has suspended two senior officials in the Pretoria Master’s Office, pending investigations into their roles in the appointment of liquidators of corruption-accused group of companies African Global Operations, previously Bosasa.


Race-based criteria for funding aid ruled unlawful

The SCA found yesterday that it was unlawful for the Tourism Minister to require that tourism businesses meet B-BBEE requirements in order to be considered for relief from government's Covid-19 fund, says a Fin24 report.


Zuma trying for new beginning, claims NPA

The KZN High Court (Pietermaritzburg) heard argument yesterday from the NPA that there were no disputes of fact for it to decide in former President Jacob Zuma’s special plea to have prosecutor Billy Downer removed from his arms deal corruption case. Instead, Advocate Wim Trengove told the court Zuma’s arguments consisted of conjecture he could not prove; hence, he was asking the court to allow an evidentiary inquiry as another shot at validating his political conspiracy theories around the charges that have haunted him since 2005.


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.


Dutch fugitive fails to persuade SCA on extradition

War crime fugitive Guus Kouwenhoven is a step closer to extradition as his latest legal attempts to try to prevent this have failed.


Copyright Act ruled 'unconstitutional' for blind

Blind SA has scored an important victory in the Gauteng High Court after a decades-long campaign to end the book famine for blind and partially sighted people.


Act discriminates against unmarried fathers

The Constitutional Court has declared section 10 of the Births and Deaths Registration Act – which does not allow an unmarried father to register his child's birth under his surname, unless the mother is present or gives consent – unconstitutional.


Commission opts out of Zuma parole matter

The State Capture Inquiry will not participate in the DA and AfriForum court bids to have medical parole granted to former President Jacob Zuma reviewed, says a TimesLIVE report.


Investors hope Georgiou's death eases fund recoveries

Investors in the failed Highveld property syndication scheme are hopeful that the death of property mogul Nic Georgiou (76) will ease the road to the recovery of funds. 


Appeal against unlawful PPE contract falls short

The SCA has dismissed an application to appeal against a Special Tribunal order declaring a R139m PPE contract to Ledla Structural Development as unlawful and invalid, notes TimesLIVE.


UCT senate backs mandatory jabs

Plans to introduce mandatory Covid-19 vaccination among staff and students at the University of Cape Town (UCT) are one step closer after a resounding vote by the university’s senate.


Legal Aid wants pupil slapping charges reinstated

Legal Aid SA, which represented the mother of a former grade nine Sans Souci Girls’ High School pupil filmed being slapped by a teacher, claims that preparations to approach the Western Cape High Court are at an advanced stage.


ConCourt minority judgments give Zuma new hope

Buoyed by the two dissenting voices on the Constitutional Court Bench – and despite a majority of nine confirming the court will not backtrack on its decision to send Jacob Zuma to jail for his ‘egregious’ contempt – the former President’s legal team is taking his battle with the Constitutional Court over his incarceration to the African Court on Human and Peoples Rights.


Principle of finality must be protected – Zuma ruling

In a judgment noting that 'litigation must at some point, come to an end,’ a majority of the Constitutional Court Bench of nine judges on Friday dismissed with costs of two counsel former President Jacob Zuma’s application for a rescission of its July judgment, which ordered his jailing for 15 months. 


Hlophe turns to Zille case to get him off hook

The seemingly endless saga of the gross misconduct complaint against Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe is never far from the news, and his latest manoeuvre to avoid being impeached is picked up in a Sunday Times commentary by legal writer Franny Rabkin.


Komape family wins case to eradicate pit toilets

The Limpopo High Court handed down judgment in favour of the Komape family on Friday, with an order compelling the state to provide, within 90 days, a detailed list of all schools in the province with pit toilets, along with plans to eradicate them, reports News24.


Mabe named in irregular Gauteng contract

ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe has been implicated by the SIU in the Gauteng Government's ‘irregular’ R27m waste-picking contract, says a Sunday Times report.


Actress' son sued over song targeting stepfather

The son of legendary Generations actress Sophie Ndaba, Lwandle, is facing a R500 000 defamation suit instituted by his stepfather, Max Lichaba, after the 21-year-old released a song accusing Lichaba of cheating and abusing Sophie, says a City Press report.


Alleged 'Woolies' looter's fancy car forfeited

The Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) has been granted an order to seize a Mercedes Benz C300 Coupe belonging to Mbuso Moloi, the man dubbed the ‘Woolies looter’, says a News24 report.


Police overturn judgment on damages award

Police have managed to overturn a judgment which would have seen them paying an Eastern Cape man hundreds of thousands of rands after he successfully proved he was unlawfully arrested and detained on a murder charge.





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