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Mkhwebane backs off demand for tax detail

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 13 November 2019
Tags: #Litigation
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.

Malema case to define limits of freedom of speech

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 13 November 2019
Tags: #Civil Rights #Constitutional Law #Litigation
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.

EFF leader loses case on VBS funds allegations

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 13 November 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
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.

PIC seeks to liquidate Sekunjalo Independent Media

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 13 November 2019
Tags: #Insolvency Law #Litigation
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.

Prison torture case potentially precedent-setting

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 13 November 2019
Tags: #Civil Rights #Criminal Law #Litigation
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.

R71m claim lodged for eNATIS services

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 13 November 2019
Tags: #Litigation
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.

Zille hails defamation victory as precedent-setting

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 13 November 2019
Tags: #Litigation
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.

Part mark filing can help enforcement

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 13 November 2019
Tags: #Intellectual Property Law
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.

Mkhwebane to fight SARS for Zuma tax information

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 12 November 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
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.

ANC members hit hard for using racism label

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 12 November 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
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 closing in on looted funds

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 12 November 2019
Tags: #Litigation
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 seeks to block Mkhwebane bid for tax files

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 11 November 2019
Tags: #Litigation
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 poised to act against VBS looters

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 11 November 2019
Tags: #Banking & Finance Law #Insolvency Law #Litigation
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.

Labour Court or Equality Court? Judge to decide

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 11 November 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
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.

How corporations benefited at pensioners' expense

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 11 November 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Ethics #Pension Law
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.

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