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Noting the deep malaise and distrust that continues to haunt the judiciary – not least in the corridors of the Western Cape High Court – Daily Maverick legal writer, Marianne Thamm, reveals that a secret recording features in Judge President John Hlophe’s appeal against a finding that he subject himself to a Judicial Conduct Tribunal.
The state cannot claim the millions in the Israeli bank accounts of fraud-accused attorneys Ronald and Darren Bobroff because it was the same money for which it granted them amnesty three years ago for sending out of the country unlawfully during apartheid.
Former President Jacob Zuma, pursuing what he says is his long-held desire to ensure the State Capture Inquiry was constitutionally established, has turned to the Constitutional Court to question a ruling that he should pay the legal fees of a challenge against the inquiry.
The battle lines had been drawn between former President Jacob Zuma and the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, according to a report in The Mercury. This is after the commission, headed by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, wrote a letter to Zuma and his legal team, purportedly to remind the former President that he was still expected to take the stand next week, even though the Constitutional Court may not have ruled on the matter.
GovChat claimed in the Competition Tribunal yesterday that Facebook and WhatsApp were abusing their market dominance.
A lesbian couple have launched an application in the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) intended to block an artificial insemination sperm donor from claiming parental rights to their child.
In a letter sent to former President Jacob Zuma, the State Capture Inquiry’s secretary, Professor Itumeleng Mosala, has emphasised that should Zuma fail to appear ‘without sufficient cause’, his conduct would be tantamount to committing a criminal offence.
Outspoken Black First Land First (BLF) leader Andile Mngxitama has lashed the State Capture Inquiry, accusing it of ‘wasting R1bn’ and giving attention to ‘agents of lies’.
A woman seen screaming for help in a viral video filmed at a Durban hospital has died. Her family have since confirmed that they are seeking legal advice on how to handle the matter, according to a report on the IoL site.
Judgment has been reserved in the application by Reyno de Beer and his group, the Liberty Fighters Network, to end the lockdown regulations and to hold Co-operative Governance & Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in contempt of court, according to a report by legal writer Zelda Venter in the Pretoria News.
The Mhlontlo municipality has lost another vital case in its fight against a R48m damages claim by a company that wanted to develop a large housing project at Tsolo Junction just outside the town of Tsolo. The SCA found against the municipality’s special plea to have the hefty claim dismissed.
Nearly a year after he wrote an open letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa that his access to his late father’s estate had been blocked by officials at the Guardian’s Fund, Cape Town schoolboy Tiago Mendonca says he is still waiting for full access to the funds.
A Centurion couple are taking legal action against the Wierdabrug police station after the man was arrested in the early hours of last Friday for breaking the curfew when he went out to buy formula milk for his two-day-old infant.
Kymie du Toit, the Pretoria nursery school teacher who made headlines when she was allegedly assaulted and thrown to the ground by Tshwane Metro Police officers, has instituted a multi-million rand damages claim against the TMPD as well as against the SAPS.
Icasa says it plans to move forward the upcoming radio frequency spectrum auction as Telkom withdraws a part of its court application to halt the process.