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Alleged unrest instigator charged with terrorism

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 27 July 2021
Tags: #Criminal Law
The NPA’s commitment to playing hardball with alleged instigators of the unrest that rocked the country two weeks ago was given substance yesterday when Patriotic Alliance (PA) West Rand mayoral candidate Bruce Nimmerhoudt was charged under the Terrorism Act for allegedly inciting violence.

Court action planned to bar use of Bok emblem

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 27 July 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Intellectual Property Law #Litigation #Sports Law
An Eastern Cape man is seeking to have the courts bar the use of the Springbok emblem, arguing it is an illegal and gratuitous display of an apartheid symbol.

Transnet port divisions declare force majeure

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 27 July 2021
Tags: #General Legal Practice #Science & Technology Law
In what a Moneyweb report describes as an an unprecedented move, Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) declared force majeure yesterday following the ongoing fallout from a cyber-attack last week which hit the entire Transnet Group.

Court rules boy’s education trumps eviction bid

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 27 July 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Education Law #Litigation #Property Law
A judge has shot down a company’s insistence that a family with a boy (16) in matric should be evicted from its farm now before the end of the school year.

Stalingrad strategy is alive and kicking

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 27 July 2021
Tags: #General Legal Practice
‘Justice Edwin Cameron is unquestionably one of the very finest judges produced in SA. His is a voice of legal clarity and moral authority. Thus, when he recently analysed the reasons for the inability of the South African legal system to respond to the so-called Stalingrad legal strategy, designed to prevent the final resolution of important litigation, his contribution to a debate that goes to the very legitimacy of the legal system needs an urgent response.’

Mkhwebane says that the ConCourt got it wrong

By Daily News Published on Monday, 26 July 2021
Tags: #Litigation
As expected, Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has approached the Constitutional Court to request that it rescind its finding that she had ‘changed’ the Executive Code of Ethics as part of her investigation into the ‘CR17’ campaign funding investigation.

SIU reveals role of department in Digital vibes case

By Daily News Published on Monday, 26 July 2021
Tags: #Criminal Law #Litigation #Media Law
Digital Vibes secured its R150m communications contract from the Department of Health as a result of alleged tender-rigging and other irregularities in the bidding process, says a Scorpio report on the Daily Maverick site.

Eastern Cape forced to challenge all payments

By Daily News Published on Monday, 26 July 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
The Eastern Cape Health Department is taking extraordinary legal measures in a bid to cut back on its medico-legal bill, including a High Court application to stop lump sum payouts in medico-legal claims.

Lawyer who lost R6m on Steinhoff targets Deloitte

By Daily News Published on Monday, 26 July 2021
Tags: #Litigation
A Steinhoff shareholder who lost R6.4m when the group's share price collapsed says he wants to hold the group's former auditor Deloitte accountable for its alleged ‘negligent performance’ in auditing the retailer's books, notes a Fin24 report.

Mother sues 13 years after brain-damaged birth

By Daily News Published on Monday, 26 July 2021
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
A Nelson Mandela Bay mother, whose child was born with severe brain damage after problems during birth, intends suing Dora Nginza Hospital and the Eastern Cape Health Department for more than R4m.

Provisional sequestration ordered over maintenance failings

By Daily News Published on Monday, 26 July 2021
Tags: #Insolvency Law #Litigation
The Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) has ordered a provisional sequestration of a man who owes more than R500k in arrears maintenance to his former wife.

Payback time – Zuma faces R18.2m legal bill

By Daily News Published on Friday, 23 July 2021
Tags: #Litigation
The State Attorney’s Office has told the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) that Jacob Zuma spent R18 261 347.72 of taxpayer’s money fighting the arms deal-linked corruption case against him – and says it will issue summons to recover that money, if he doesn’t pay it back. 

Desperate loan-seekers get class action go-ahead

By Daily News Published on Friday, 23 July 2021
Tags: #Consumer Protection Law #Litigation
The Stellenbosch University Law Clinic has been given judicial go-head to launch a class action against Lifestyle Direct Group International and its affiliated websites, in an attempt to claw back money it took from thousands of desperate loan seekers.

Gynaecologist not liable for Down syndrome birth

By Daily News Published on Friday, 23 July 2021
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation #Malpractice Law
For eight years, a Johannesburg gynaecologist faced a multimillion-rand claim after one of his patients gave birth to a baby with Down syndrome.

Zuma back in jail after brother's funeral

By Daily News Published on Friday, 23 July 2021
Tags: #Criminal Law
Former President Jacob Zuma has returned to the Estcourt prison to resume his 15-month sentence for contempt of court.

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