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Guilty verdict in black-on-black K-word case

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 23 August 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law #Litigation
The K-word showed ultimate disrespect, a Randburg magistrate said yesterday when finding businessman Peter-Paul Ngwenya guilty of crimen injuria. TimesLIVE reports that Magistrate Pravina Raghoonandan said regardless of race, the K-word could not be accepted as part of a culture.

Judgment ends inequalities in land ownership

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 23 August 2019
Tags: #Civil Rights #Constitutional Law #Litigation #Property Law
The Constitutional Court confirmed yesterday that section 1 of the Land Affairs General Amendment Act and section 25A of the Upgrading Act was inconsistent with the Constitution and invalid.

Importance of bail flagged in ruling against Minister

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 23 August 2019
Tags: #Civil Rights #Criminal Law #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
The Minister of Police has been ordered by the Constitutional Court to pay R300 000 in damages plus costs in a wrongful arrest case that dates back to 2012, notes News24.

Magashule sues over alleged link to ATM

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 23 August 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has filed a defamation lawsuit against African Transformation Movement (ATM) defector Buyisile Ngqulwana in the Free State High Court, claiming R500 000 in damages.

Peter Moyo served with termination notice again

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 23 August 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
Peter Moyo has been issued with another notice terminating his employment, according to Old Mutual, which is under pressure from shareholders to end the dispute with the former CEO.

Court mulls doctrine of common purpose in rape

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 23 August 2019
Tags: #Constitutional Law #Criminal Law
In a matter that has spurred heated debate on the doctrine of common purpose in rape cases, two men convicted on eight counts of rape are looking to overturn their sentences and convictions in the Constitutional Court.

Questions raised over R120m paid to Pepkor boss

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 23 August 2019
Tags: #Business & Industry Law #Litigation
Pepkor chair Jayendra Naidoo received a R120m fee from Steinhoff’s 2016 equity fundraising deal after his consortium borrowed several billion rands from the state pension fund to participate in the transaction.

A damning indictment of Zuma, Seriti et al

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 22 August 2019
Tags: #Business & Industry Law #Litigation
The damning Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) judgment setting aside the Seriti Commission report into the multibillion rand arms deal has serious implications for the likes of Judge Willie Seriti, who headed the sham inquiry that ran for four years and cost nearly R140m, and several advocates who earned millions from an exercise that was never intended to get to the bottom of the corruption-riddled project.

Displaying apartheid flag ruled 'hate speech'

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 22 August 2019
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation
The displaying of SA's apartheid-era flag has been ruled as constituting 'hate speech, discrimination and harassment'.

Jiba forces Parliament to delay hearings

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 22 August 2019
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation
The parliamentary process to confirm or revoke President Cyril Ramaphosa’s decision to dismiss two senior NPA officials has been delayed for at least a month following an agreement reached in the Western Cape High Court yesterday, says a Business Day report.

September hearing for Pepkor, Tekkie Town appeal

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 22 August 2019
Tags: #Business & Industry Law #Litigation
Pepkor Holdings says its leave to appeal the order preventing it from selling or dealing in the shares of shoe retailer Tekkie Town will be heard in September, notes a Business Day report.

City wants suit over Waterfront desalination plant dismissed

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 22 August 2019
Tags: #Litigation
The City of Cape Town has asked the Western Cape High Court to dismiss legal action launched against it by the company that built a desalination plant at the V&A Waterfront, reports News24.

ConCourt victory for labour tenants after 22 years

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation #Property Law
In his last Constitutional Court judgment, Justice Edwin Cameron, who retired yesterday, ruled in favour of labour tenants who have been trying for more than 22 years to lay claim to a portion of SA's most expensive and prestigious school, Hilton College, in the KZN midlands.

'Unconscionable' interdict against farm workers slammed

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation
Legal experts have questioned an interdict granted to a group of Eastern Cape farmers, saying it unjustifiably limits their farm workers’ constitutional right to speak out against alleged poor treatment.

Trillian's Wood lays blame at Salim Essa's door

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Tags: #Business & Industry Law #Litigation
Trillian Capital Partners dispensed R218m in shareholder loans to Salim Essa and another R320m to a Gupta-linked IT company. Much of that money is now irrecoverable.

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