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Growing calls to test rape consent judgment

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 20 October 2021
Tags: #Criminal Law
An international legal body is among those outraged by acting High Court judge Tembeka Ngcukaitobi’s acquittal of a previously convicted rapist, who viewed foreplay as tacit approval for penetrative sex his accuser insists was rape, says a Business Day report.

Magashule calls for state's witness list in asbestos case

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 20 October 2021
Tags: #Criminal Law
Suspended ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has asked the state for a list of witnesses who implicated him in the R255m Free State asbestos corruption case he faces.

Court urged to declare Zimbabweans permanent residents

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 20 October 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Immigration Law
The Zimbabwean Exemption Permit Holders Association, representing about 250 000 Zimbabweans in SA, has asked the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) to declare them permanent residents, as their permits expire next month.

Public Protector opposes Mabuyane's application

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 20 October 2021
Tags: #Criminal Law #Litigation
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is opposing Eastern Cape Premier Oscar Mabuyane’s application which seeks to have her report reviewed and set aside.

Proposal for public holidays to be long weekends

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 20 October 2021
Tags: #General Legal Practice
Low-cost airline FlySafair has drafted a proposal to change public holidays in SA to be less disruptive to the country’s work-week.

Police want ConCourt to decide gun licence case

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 20 October 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation
The Police Ministry is relentless in its drawn-out bid to have Fidelity Security Services’ 700 guns with expired licences surrendered for destruction.

Legal fees dispute delays 'right to die' case

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 20 October 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Health Care & Social
The ‘right to die’ test case has been stalling for several months due to a dispute about the payment of transcription costs, Die Burger reports.

EFF wins first round of poster battle

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 20 October 2021
Tags: #Litigation
The EFF has won the first leg of its election banner battle with the City of Cape Town after it had been told to remove them for not complying with a bylaw, reports TimesLIVE.

Cape Town defends its homeless by-laws

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 20 October 2021
Tags: #Litigation
The City of Cape Town has filed its answering affidavit with the Western Cape High Court disputing that its by-laws are infringing on constitutional rights.

Top judge calls for courtroom Covid-19 lockdown

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 19 October 2021
Tags: #Health Care & Social
Gauteng Deputy Judge President Roland Sutherland has reportedly revealed that the judiciary is considering allowing only vaccinated people to gain access to courts.

Precedent setting victory in sexual abuse case

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 19 October 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Criminal Law
In what a Cape Times report calls a precedent-setting judgment, the Western Cape High Court has reviewed and set aside a Wynberg Magistrate's Court decision that the charge sheet against the accused in the country's oldest sexual abuse case to go to trial, be amended.

Order allows evicted entrepreneur to return

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 19 October 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Property Law
The Ngqushwa local municipality has been ordered by the Eastern Cape High Court (Bhisho) to allow businesswoman Nolubabalo Mcinga to occupy its property after she was forcefully evicted on 8 September.

Lodge owner convicted of fraud

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 19 October 2021
Tags: #Criminal Law
The Nelspruit Commercial Crimes Court has found the owner of a multimillion-rand lodge in Mpumalanga guilty on three counts of fraud amounting to R150 000.

Rape judgment whips up whirlwind of debate

By Daily News Published on Monday, 18 October 2021
Tags: #Criminal Law
The recent High Court (Makhanda) judgment dealing with a matter in which appeal judges ruled in favour of an applicant in a rape matter, deciding that the heavy foreplay that preceded penetrative sex convinced the applicant that consent had been granted by the complainant, has provided the catalyst for an important debate on the issue.

Premier calls in big guns to fight PP’s report

By Daily News Published on Monday, 18 October 2021
Tags: #Litigation
Eastern Cape Premier Oscar Mabuyane has hired big legal guns in his court bid to fight the Public Protector’s report against him.

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