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Court action planned to bar use of Bok emblem

An Eastern Cape man is seeking to have the courts bar the use of the Springbok emblem, arguing it is an illegal and gratuitous display of an apartheid symbol.

Court rules boy’s education trumps eviction bid

A judge has shot down a company’s insistence that a family with a boy (16) in matric should be evicted from its farm now before the end of the school year.

Mkhwebane says that the ConCourt got it wrong

As expected, Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has approached the Constitutional Court to request that it rescind its finding that she had ‘changed’ the Executive Code of Ethics as part of her investigation into the ‘CR17’ campaign funding investigation.

SIU reveals role of department in Digital vibes case

Digital Vibes secured its R150m communications contract from the Department of Health as a result of alleged tender-rigging and other irregularities in the bidding process, says a Scorpio report on the Daily Maverick site.

Eastern Cape forced to challenge all payments

The Eastern Cape Health Department is taking extraordinary legal measures in a bid to cut back on its medico-legal bill, including a High Court application to stop lump sum payouts in medico-legal claims.

Lawyer who lost R6m on Steinhoff targets Deloitte

A Steinhoff shareholder who lost R6.4m when the group's share price collapsed says he wants to hold the group's former auditor Deloitte accountable for its alleged ‘negligent performance’ in auditing the retailer's books, notes a Fin24 report.

Mother sues 13 years after brain-damaged birth

A Nelson Mandela Bay mother, whose child was born with severe brain damage after problems during birth, intends suing Dora Nginza Hospital and the Eastern Cape Health Department for more than R4m.

Provisional sequestration ordered over maintenance failings

The Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) has ordered a provisional sequestration of a man who owes more than R500k in arrears maintenance to his former wife.

Gynaecologist not liable for Down syndrome birth

For eight years, a Johannesburg gynaecologist faced a multimillion-rand claim after one of his patients gave birth to a baby with Down syndrome.

Payback time – Zuma faces R18.2m legal bill

The State Attorney’s Office has told the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) that Jacob Zuma spent R18 261 347.72 of taxpayer’s money fighting the arms deal-linked corruption case against him – and says it will issue summons to recover that money, if he doesn’t pay it back. 

Zulu king in bid to nullify Zwelithini's marriage

Disputed AmaZulu King Misuzulu kaZwelithini and a faction aligned to him within the Zulu royal family have launched legal action in a bid to nullify the late King Goodwill Zwelithini's marriage to his first wife, Queen Sibongile Dlamini.

Desperate loan-seekers get class action go-ahead

The Stellenbosch University Law Clinic has been given judicial go-head to launch a class action against Lifestyle Direct Group International and its affiliated websites, in an attempt to claw back money it took from thousands of desperate loan seekers.

SAB application against sales ban dismissed

SA Breweries (SAB) to have government's latest alcohol sales ban set aside has been dismissed with costs by the Western Cape High Court.

Buthelezi insists on Zulu king's legitimacy

Inkosi Mangosuthu Buthelezi called a public meeting in Ulundi this week to convey the firm message that, with or without the government's coronation and other due processes, King Misuzulu is already on the throne as leader of the Zulu nation.

Land scam corruption case involving Mabuza postponed

Deputy President David Mabuza is at the centre of a R1bn corruption case which was supposed to go to trial this week, but which was postponed once more at his lawyers' request.

EFF bid to unseal CR17 funding denied

The Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) has dismissed with costs the EFF's application to have the bank statements of President Cyril Ramaphosa's CR17 campaign made public.

Zuma pal's company in alleged R40m kickbacks deal

A company founded by politically-connected billionaire businessman Vivian Reddy has been accused of defrauding the government of more than R40m through bribery, corruption and the payment of kickbacks.

Called-out doctor jailed for breaking curfew

An ear, nose and throat specialist spent Friday night in the Edenvale police holding cells with four other people. He was accused of violating the Covid-19 curfew, although the doctor told police he was attending to a medical emergency in the West Rand, says a TimesLIVE report.

Trucker liable for company’s lost income

Stapelberg Vervoer has been found liable for loss of earnings after two telehandlers it was trucking from Gqeberha to Cape Town were damaged.

Advocate appointed to head decuplets story inquiry

Independent Media says it has appointed veteran anti-apartheid lawyer, Michael Donen SC, to chair its external inquiry into the Tembisa decuplets story, according to a report on the IoL site.

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