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Zuma’s ‘Plan B’ to stay out of jail

By Daily News Published on Friday, 21 January 2022
Tags: #Criminal Law
Former President Jacob Zuma has added a Plan B to his appeal to the SCA to remain out of prison – if his appeal is dismissed, the matter should be referred back to the Commissioner of Correctional Services to reconsider medical parole within a month.

Lesbian pupil complaint sent back to Equality Court

By Daily News Published on Friday, 21 January 2022
Tags: #Civil Rights #Ethics #Litigation
The Mpumalanga High Court (Mbombela) has ruled that the case against a school accused of unfairly discriminating against a learner who disclosed she had a same-sex lover should be re-enrolled at the Equality Court and heard to finality, says a report in The Star.

Judge scathing of police in wrongful arrest ruling

By Daily News Published on Friday, 21 January 2022
Tags: #Civil Rights #Criminal Law #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
A Durban sales manager who was arrested at King Shaka International Airport and detained in ‘appalling conditions’ for 12 days in a case of mistaken identity has been awarded R1m in damages.

Transnational syndicate involved in SA kidnappings

By Daily News Published on Friday, 21 January 2022
Tags: #Criminal Law
The arrest of four Bangladeshi nationals in a series of police raids across SA has exposed a transnational kidnapping syndicate operating in the country, reports Sunday Times Daily.

R120m lost if office park stopped

By Daily News Published on Friday, 21 January 2022
Tags: #Litigation #Property Law
Developers of Amazon’s office park in Observatory in Cape Town could stand to lose more than R120m if the project is stopped, with more than 5 000 construction jobs lost, creating a situation that would be ‘catastrophic’ to all involved.

Major impact of first successful private murder prosecution

By Daily News Published on Friday, 21 January 2022
Tags: #Civil Rights #Criminal Law #Litigation
In June 2005, Faizel Hendricks shoved a revolver into his partner Rochelle Naidoo’s mouth and pulled the trigger. However, the DPP declined to prosecute and in 2006 withdrew the matter after an inquest delivered an ‘undecided’ verdict.

Clover seeks Labour Court interdict

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 20 January 2022
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
Clover has approached the Labour Court to declare the strike over wages unprotected after workers marched across the Johannesburg CBD this week and stripped store shelves of its products as part of their boycott strategy.

Motion of no-confidence against rapist mayor passed

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 20 January 2022
Tags: #Administrative Law #General Legal Practice
The motion of no-confidence against the convicted rapist Mayor of Kannaland, Jeffrey Donson, and his Deputy, Werner Meshoa – who was found to have committed fraud – succeeded yesterday.

Hundreds of metro officers to police Johannesburg streets

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 20 January 2022
Tags: #Criminal Law
The City of Johannesburg has deployed 1 800 metro police officers to the streets of Johannesburg to deal with lawlessness in the CBD, reports News24.

Cape battle over Amazon offices in court

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 20 January 2022
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation #Property Law
The rehabilitation of a golf course at the confluence of Cape Town’s polluted Liesbeek and Black rivers does not require property development, but the state could restore it, argued one of the indigenous groupings that opposes the R4.6bn development, which would include offices for tech firm Amazon.

Arson suspect’s Valkenberg referral set aside

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 19 January 2022
Tags: #Criminal Law
The Western Cape High Court yesterday set aside the referral of Zandile Mafe to Valkenberg Hospital following his arrest in connection with the 2 January fire at Parliament.

Guptas lose bid to block business rescue practitioners

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 19 January 2022
Tags: #Company Law #Insolvency Law #Litigation
The business rescue practitioners (BRPs) of Optimum Coal scored a High Court win over a Gupta bid to delay a creditors meeting that is aimed at pushing through a debt-to-equity takeover of the business.

EFF loses urgent interdict bid

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 19 January 2022
Tags: #Constitutional Law #Litigation
The Western Cape High Court has thrown the EFF’s urgent interdict application to suspend sanctions against its members out of court.

Zuma acts to sink Zondo inquiry

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 18 January 2022
Tags: #Litigation
Former President Jacob Zuma launched a new legal challenge to Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo's appointment as the State Capture Inquiry's chairperson – just days before the first commission report was released.

Why demerit system can work despite judgment

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 18 January 2022
Tags: #Motor Vehicles
The government will be able to introduce a driving licence demerit points system despite the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Act and the Aarto Amendment Act being declared unconstitutional and invalid by the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) last week.

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