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How Israel 'appropriated' Bobroff spoils

Israeli law enforcement agencies could not establish a link between the R95m they froze in the bank accounts of fugitive attorneys Ronald and Darren Bobroff in 2017 and the money the duo stole in SA by overcharging road accident victims.


AFU wants to seize R3.4bn Optimum assets

The state’s ambition to confiscate R3.4bn worth of Optimum assets, once the Guptas’ prized coal business, advanced on Friday when two asset forfeiture bids were lodged in the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria).


US files civil suit against MTI over Bitcoin scam

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has filed a civil action against Mirror Trading International (MTI) and its former CEO Johann Steynberg, charging them with fraud and registration violations.


Investment firm suing former CEO

The board of directors of a multibillion-rand property investment company are suing its former CEO for more than R166m amid allegations that he stole the money during his 10 years at its helm and splurged it on luxury apartments, cars and overseas trips.


Court left dazed by battle of the wives

A former Limpopo traffic officer who died more than 10 years ago left ‘his wives’ in a difficult position as he apparently took his secret to his grave as to which he was married to and at which stage, notes a Saturday Star report.


Group moves to have department’s ban overturned

One of the largest child protection organisations in the country is heading to court this week in an attempt to be reinstated. Rapport reports that CMR North is asking the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) to set aside a decision by the Department of Social Development in Gauteng to withdraw its status – thereby prohibiting it from performing functions in terms of the Children’s Act.


Receiver wins battle against top model

The SARS has won a legal battle against swimsuit model Candice van der Merwe and won't have to repay her R44m.


Scramble for AMI church funds

Multimillion-rand investments and companies belonging to controversial Alleluia Ministries International (AMI) church leader Alph Lukau and associates are believed to be undergoing liquidation, prompted by a Johannesburg-based conglomerate’s move to recover R50m for alleged breach of contract.


Ndlozi felt 'violated' when turned away from Winnie funeral

EFF MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says he felt violated of his dignity and right to mourn Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at her burial in 2018 after allegedly being denied access to the cemetery by Lieutenant-Colonel Johannes Venter.


Digital migration ruling favours rights of poor

The Constitutional Court’s ruling striking down the government’s plans to end analogue television broadcasting at the end of June upholds the right to information, which poor South Africans would have been denied – as government has been slow to roll out the devices they need to access the new digital signal.


SCA rules for Police Minister in arrest damages suit

An Eastern Cape man who instituted a damages claim against the Minister of Police for unlawful arrest has lost his appeal. Earl Rensburg, who was arrested more than five years ago for allegedly admitting to stealing a laptop, took the Minister to court, claiming police arrested and detained him without a warrant, News24 reports.


R3.4bn stolen from UIF returned voluntarily

The UIF is on a mission to get back money fraudulently claimed through the UIF Covid-19 Ters scheme over the past few years, reports The Citizen.


Ramaphosa files response to PP's 'Farmgate' claims

Complaints to the Public Protector about Glencore and ‘Farmgate’ did not prevent President Cyril Ramaphosa from suspending Busisiwe Mkhwebane, he said in court papers filed yesterday.


Ndlovu appeals scathing Special Tribunal ruling

Businessman Hamilton Thabiso Ndlovu is appealing a recent scathing Special Tribunal ruling against him, a News24 report says.


Sixteen-month wait for eviction judgment

Sixteen months since Acting Judge Bernard Martin reserved judgment in the matter over emergency housing for many destitute families facing evictions in the Drakenstein Municipality, the ruling is yet to be delivered.


PSA welcomes CCMA’s Public Protector ruling

The Public Servants' Association (PSA) has saluted the CCMA’s decision to order the reinstatement of the Public Protector's Free State head Sphelo Hamilton Samuel by Monday.


ANC election banners appeal dismissed

The ANC got another bloody nose this week when it failed to overturn a previous court ruling that it must pay R120m it owes to a KZN-based marketing company for the supply and erection of PVC banners in the run-up to the 2019 elections, reports Fin24.


Zondo let bankers off the hook

The Zondo Commission dedicated 100 of the 5 500 pages in its final reports to describe the money laundering systems used to divert the loot of state capture to Gupta ‘bolt holes’ outside SA.


ConCourt rules digital migration process ‘unlawful’

The Constitutional Court has ruled that the process followed by Communications & Digital Technologies Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni to determine the deadline for SA’s switch from analogue to digital television signal, was unlawful and unconstitutional.


ConCourt upholds recognition of Muslim marriages

The Constitutional Court yesterday confirmed a SCA ruling, which legally recognises Muslim marriages, and declares certain sections of the Marriage Act and Divorce Act unconstitutional, reports News24.





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