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Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has backed down in her fight with SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter and agreed to suspend her subpoena seeking to force the tax agency to disclose former President Jacob Zuma’s tax records.
Landowners are largely responsible for the violence that usually accompanies the unlawful occupation of their land, EFF leader Julius Malema claims in documents filed at the Constitutional Court.
Former EFF MP Thembinkosi Rawula, who resigned from the party early this year after accusing leaders Julius Malema and Floyd Shivambu of using party money to fund their lifestyles, has won a defamation court case instituted against him by Malema, says a City Press report.
The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has lodged an application to liquidate Sekunjalo Independent Media (SIM), a special purpose vehicle set up in 2013 to buy out Independent Media SA from its Irish owners.
Electric shocks under running water, dog attacks, forcible restraint, beatings with batons and brutal assaults. In 2014, 20 inmates at Leeuwkop prison in Johannesburg claimed they were the victims of a surge of mass torture at the hands of prison officials and emergency security team members, notes a News24 report.
More than two years after Tasima was finally evicted from the premises where the electronic national traffic information system (eNaTIS) is housed in Midrand, the company still believes the state owes it more than R71m for services rendered, says a TimesLIVE report.
DA federal council chairperson Helen Zille says her party's victory over the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) in the Free State, in a defamation case brought by the DA's leader in the Free State Legislature, Dr Roy Jankielsohn, set an important precedent.
Copycat products imported into SA often replicate well-known brands. In such cases, questions arise over whether the owner of the legitimate well-known brand can sue based on SA's counterfeit laws, trademark infringement, a type of unlawful competition known as passing off, or copyright infringement.
As the tangle of court cases enveloping Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's office grows ever larger, she's not backing down and has filed a notice of intention to oppose an application by SARS to stop her accessing the tax records of former President Jacob Zuma.
Three senior ANC members in the Free State have been ordered to pay R300 000 damages to the DA provincial leader Roy Jankielsohn for calling him a ‘racist’, ‘white supremacist’, a ‘clown’ and 'a dog'.
Transnet says talks with the original equipment manufacturers who benefited from multibillion-rand irregular contracts are at a sensitive stage and there will soon be a breakthrough, according to a Daily Maverick report.
SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter has launched urgent legal action to block Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane from obtaining former President Jacob Zuma’s tax information, an application legal writer Karyn Maughan says in a Business Day report will have far-reaching implications for the institution’s ability to access taxpayer details.
Hawks head Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya says he expects imminent action in the case against those responsible for looting the now-defunct VBS Mutual Bank.
A lot is riding on a ruling by Judge Owen Rogers – expected this week – on whether a case between Oak Valley and its workers will be heard in the Labour or Equality Court.
The R42bn in unpaid benefits owed to more than four million South African pensioners is ‘a fundamental failure’ of public interest by state regulators and pension fund administrators, a year-long investigation by Open Secrets has concluded, according to a Daily Maverick report.