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: RAF bid to change accounting standard fails

By Daily News Published on Monday, 22 April 2024
Tags: #Litigation
The Road Accident Fund (RAF) has lost what a Fin24 report calls an ‘audacious’ court bid to change the accounting standard used to compile its annual financial statements in defiance of the Accounting Standards Board, the Auditor-General (AG) and the Department of Transport.

Municipality gets 21 days to resolve sewerage problem

By Daily News Published on Monday, 22 April 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Property Law
Faced with evidence of extensive sewage pollution throughout Komatipoort, the Mpumalanga High Court on Friday ordered the Nkomazi Municipality to clean up its act.

Thuja boss loses second defamation case

By Daily News Published on Monday, 22 April 2024
Tags: #Litigation
Businessman Mthunzi Mdwaba has lost a second defamation case after his comments last year that Ministers were seeking R500m in bribes from him, reports News24.

Injured paramedic’s 15-year battle for compensation

By Daily News Published on Monday, 22 April 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
A former Defence Force employee who lost her unborn child and was left paralysed in a military vehicle crash has vowed to continue a 15-year campaign for compensation.

Taxi boss sues SAPS for R100m

By Daily News Published on Monday, 22 April 2024
Tags: #Litigation
Durban taxi boss Siyabonga Getsemane who claims he and his 11 bodyguards were wrongfully and maliciously arrested and detained and had images of his arrest circulated on social media, is suing the SAPS for R100m.

Nedbank shut down 190 suspect client accounts

By Daily News Published on Monday, 22 April 2024
Tags: #Banking & Finance Law
Nedbank has revealed it has closed more than 190 suspect client accounts in 2023 due to reputational concerns. The bank revealed this in its 2023 integrated report, which was published on Thursday, according to Fin24.

Dismissal for not wearing Covid-19 mask ‘unfair’

By Daily News Published on Friday, 19 April 2024
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law
A dismissal should not be an expression of moral outrage or an act of vengeance, but rather a sensible operational response to risk management in the enterprise, the Johannesburg Labour Court said in a case where a worker was fired at the height of Covid-19 for not wearing his mask.

Equality court reserves judgment in jurisdiction bid

By Daily News Published on Friday, 19 April 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
Judgment has been reserved in the Western Cape High court sitting as the Equality Court this week over jurisdiction to hear a damages claim involving a former Sans Souci teacher who slapped a pupil.

Case against Downer and Maughan removed from the roll

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 18 April 2024
Tags: #Criminal Law #Litigation
Former President Jacob Zuma has suffered a blow after his private prosecution of prosecutor Billy Downer SC and journalist Karyn Maughan was removed from the roll by the KZN High Court (Pietermaritzburg). 

SAA ordered to destroy Airlink data

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 18 April 2024
Tags: #Litigation
The Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) has ordered SAA to stop using, and to destroy information that belongs to competitor Airlink.

Ster-Kinekor to lay off 236 workers

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 18 April 2024
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law
Just two years after exiting business rescue, Ster-Kinekor has announced plans to lay off 236 employees and close up to nine of its cinemas in Gauteng, KZN and the Western Cape.

Modack rubbishes claim about R3m ‘hit’ on Booth

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 18 April 2024
Tags: #Criminal Law
Nafiz Modack's lawyer rubbished a witness's claim in the Western Cape High Court that he was promised R3m to kill Cape Town lawyer William Booth.

Witness claims lawyer slashed neighbour’s car tyres

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 18 April 2024
Tags: #Criminal Law
Cape Town lawyer Gary Trappler was at the scene of a tyre slashing incident in Green Point on the evening of 19 February 2020, according to a neighbourhood watch member’s testimony, reports GroundUp.

Frustration over R1.35trn offshore inheritance fight delay

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 17 April 2024
Tags: #Banking & Finance Law #Litigation
A claim by the Surtie family against the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), for the payment of R1.35trn linked to offshore inheritance funds, is on hold at the Constitutional Court.

Scrap over costs delays Mkhwebane gratuity challenge

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 17 April 2024
Tags: #Litigation
Former Public Protector (PP) Busisiwe Mkhwebane's urgent legal challenge against the decision not to pay out her end-of-term gratuity has been postponed in the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria).


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