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Legal action looms over JSC's Hlophe decision

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice
Urgent legal action is looming over the JSC’s decision to allow Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe to participate in the selection of judges for his division on Friday despite being found guilty of gross misconduct by the Judicial Conduct Tribunal (JCT).

R26bn can be recovered from Reserve Bank

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Tags: #Litigation
Following a meeting with the Office of the Public Protector, Black First Land First (BLF) president Andile Mngxitama has said that there are avenues of recovering around R26bn unlawfully taken from the Reserve Bank during the apartheid era.

Altron acquires Lawtrust for R245m

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Tags: #Business & Industry Law #Science & Technology Law
JSE-listed Altron has acquired digital signatures services company Lawtrust from Etion for R245m subject to Competition Commission approval.

Will lifeline save RAF from collapse?

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation #Motor Vehicles #Personal Injury Law
The maladministration, corruption and sheer recalcitrance on the part of the Road Accident Fund (RAF) to compensate the very victims it was established to assist is a bitter pill to swallow.

Judge rebukes RAF, attorneys over child settlements

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 20 April 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
Judge Denise Fisher in the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) has criticised the Road Accident Fund and some attorneys for acting unlawfully when concluding settlement in matters involving children, with no proper scrutiny of their circumstances or of who actually looks after them, and who will protect their financial interests, reports GroundUp.

Limpopo Premier races to clear his name

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 20 April 2021
Tags: #Criminal Law
The Limpopo Government has rejected an allegation of corruption levelled against Premier Stan Mathabatha and DG Nape Nchabeleng, calling it a ‘deliberate effort to tarnish the good name of the office’.

Jail Hlophe call as pressure builds on JSC

By Daily News Published on Monday, 19 April 2021
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice
As pressure builds on the JSC to act on the findings against Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe, Freedom Under Law's Johann Kriegler argues that Hlophe should not only be impeached, but he should be prosecuted and jailed for defeating the ends of justice.

Woman awarded nearly R4m for workplace sexual assault

By Daily News Published on Monday, 19 April 2021
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
It took a Jansenville woman employed in the former Ikwezi local municipality more than a decade to secure justice for the sexual assault perpetrated on her by her immediate boss, corporate services manager Xola Jack, in November 2009.

Adopted children can benefit from trust

By Daily News Published on Monday, 19 April 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Estate Planning & Trusts #Litigation
The Constitutional Court has ruled that a trust created by a donor for the benefit of his children and their descendants unfairly discriminated against children adopted by one of his daughters as it did not include them, notes a TimesLIVE report.

AYO account shutdown sparks condemnation of FNB

By Daily News Published on Monday, 19 April 2021
Tags: #Banking & Finance Law #Business & Industry Law #Civil Rights #Litigation
Some unions, business organisations and political parties have slammed the decision of First National Bank (FNB) to shut down the accounts of AYO Technologies and accused banks of being players in the country’s factional politics, rather than protecting jobs, says reports in Independent Media newspapers at the weekend.

AgriSA sued for R226m for republishing article

By Daily News Published on Monday, 19 April 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
A Hoedspruit man and AgriSA are facing defamation claims in excess of R226m for allegedly republishing a newspaper article on social media, according to Rapport.

Lungisa ordered to pay for jug assault injuries

By Daily News Published on Monday, 19 April 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
Nelson Mandela Bay DA councillor Rano Kayser (44) has said he could not escape the incident that left him bleeding during a council meeting in October 2016 – and it was for this reason he wanted Andile Lungisa to pay up.

Gupta-linked firms ordered to withdraw Capitec suit

By Daily News Published on Monday, 19 April 2021
Tags: #Business & Industry Law #Constitutional Law #Litigation
Two companies majority-owned by troubled Gupta-linked firm Regiments Capital have 10 days to withdraw their more than R1.2bn lawsuit against Capitec Bank for fronting, unfair racial discrimination and grossly negligent and fraudulent material misrepresentation, says a Weekend Argus report.

Eugene de Kock reports alleged pension theft

By Daily News Published on Monday, 19 April 2021
Tags: #Criminal Law #Litigation
An investigation into claims before the Zondo Commission that former Vlakplaas commander Eugene de Kock received large sums of money from the State Security Agency has revealed that part of his pension has been stolen, Rapport reports.

Now Mazzone's qualifications questioned

By Daily News Published on Monday, 19 April 2021
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Ethics
DA chief whip Natasha Mazzone's qualifications has come under scrutiny following the suspension of the party's Western Cape leader Bonginkosi Madikizela amid claims that he lied about his Bcom degree.

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