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Former CEO's wife seeks hefty maintenance

A former prominent property fund CEO could be compelled to pay spousal maintenance of R350 000 a month following a split with his wife after more than a decade of marriage, reports City Press.


Global authors take aim at controversial copyright Bill

A global network of authors' societies is asking the National Assembly not to adopt the Copyright Amendment Bill. The Bill, which was initially turned down by the President nearly four years ago, is up for reconsideration by the National Assembly this week.


Motorist gets R300 000 for unlawful arrest, detention

Motorist Jean-Pierre Egerer – accused of speeding and thrown into a police cell without issuing him with a speeding ticket or using functioning equipment to measure his speed, is set to receive R300 000 in damages from the police.


Application to set aside R282m security contract dismissed

The Western Cape High Court has dismissed a rival bidder's application to review and set aside a R282m security contract.


NHI funding remains a mystery

How National Health Insurance (NHI) will be funded seems to raise endless questions and provide few answers. It was hoped Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana would answer some of these questions in his 2024 Budget speech.


Judge finds hospital negligence caused foot deformity

The parents of a now 12-year-old whose foot was severely deformed after a drip was left unchecked for hours after birth, have succeeded in their claim against the Gauteng MEC.


ANC faces cadre deployment contempt action

The DA will launch a contempt of court application against the ANC after its failure to submit full and unredacted records of its cadre deployment documents.


Investors allegedly scammed by fake Musk adverts

An online trading platform that sponsors Bafana Bafana and UFC champ Dricus du Plessis has denied being behind a series of deepfake adverts featuring Elon Musk after customers complained about being hoodwinked to invest, reports Fin24.


Pick n Pay in battle with franchisee

Pick n Pay’s attempt to ‘commandeer’ the business of one of its biggest franchisees – after the retailer took it to court over a disputed R300m debt – has succeeded in the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg).


Dealings of NPA’s ‘blue-eyed boy’ under scrutiny

A senior advocate from the NPA has been identified as a key player involved in singling out affluent individuals and bringing their cases to the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court.


Dispute over same-sex partner’s ashes

Jeandre de Beer is embroiled in a legal battle as he seeks to apparently honour the last wishes of his deceased permanent life partner by scattering his ashes at KZN’s Palm Beach, reports TimesLIVE.


Probe into NLC’s chicken farm uncovers rot

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) probe into the R1.4bn National Lotteries Commission (NLC) case has opened a can of worms for actress Terry Pheto, her sister Dimakatso and her designer friend, Thula Sindi, says a report in The Star.


Homeless group evicted from tennis courts

Homeless people who have been living on tennis courts in Green Point, Cape Town, have been removed by the sheriff of the court, reports News24.


RAF to pay R4.3m for donkey cart accident

In a sequel to a donkey cart accident in August 2009 when an unknown driver drove into the cart and Thabang Waleng (10) was severely injured, Limpopo High Court (Polokwane) Acting Judge C Marais has ordered the Road Accident Fund (RAF) to pay more than R4.3m to Waleng.


Cadre deployment ruling today

The legal battle between the DA and ANC over the governing party’s cadre deployment policy is set to stride forward today when the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) delivers its ruling on whether the policy is lawful.


ConCourt refuses to hear Zuma private prosecution appeal

The Constitutional Court unanimously refused to hear former President Jacob Zuma's attempt to appeal a ruling that enforced the invalidation of his private prosecution against State Advocate Billy Downer SC and legal journalist Karyn Maughan after finding his case did not engage its jurisdiction, reports News24.


Former top policeman's arbitration hearing deemed 'unfair'

A judgment delivered in the Labour Court in Cape Town this week found former policeman Jeremy Vearey, a major-general who was fired from the service in 2021, ostensibly for using the words ‘moer hulle’ on social media, was the subject of an unfair arbitration hearing following his dismissal.


Another major blow for RAF

Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) Acting Judge I De Vos has ruled the Road Accident Fund (RAF) is wrong in insisting that it is not liable to compensate road accident victims for claims for medical expenses incurred by members of medical aid schemes.


Mkhwebane to fight R10m payout dispute in court

Former Public Protector (PP) Busisiwe Mkhwebane has announced legal action against the Office of the PP in a bid to receive her R10m gratuity.


One year wait for SCA’s Tafelberg housing case judgment

The SCA has still not handed down judgment in the key Tafelberg housing case, a year after it was reserved, reports GroundUp.





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