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A Greek family is alleging multinational supermarket chain, Spar, has used ‘devious’ methods to kick them out of business. The Giannacopoulos family feared that the 41 Spar stores they operate, 10 of which are in KZN, might be lost forever through the ‘clandestine’ court action brought by The Spar Group Ltd, notes a Sunday Tribune report.
Former President Jacob Zuma's bid for leave to appeal a judgment that he apologise to ANC veteran Derek Hanekom for a tweet calling him a ‘known enemy agent’, was dismissed with costs yesterday, but according to a Times Select report he has vowed to fight on by seeking an audience at the SCA.
The liquidator of VBS Mutual Bank estimates that about R800m more has been stolen than initially thought, says a Daily Maverick report.
The EFF ‘got it horribly wrong' in the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) this week when it told a judge that a gang of State Security Agency (SSA) agents were in fact members of the so-called SARS ‘rogue unit’, according to a Daily Maverick commentary by investigative journalist and author Jacques Pauw.
Struggling state-owned military technology and defence company Denel has clinched a R6.3bn export deal but the details are being kept secret after its presentation before Parliament’s Public Enterprises Portfolio Committee this week, notes a Mail & Guardian report.
The sale of Koornfontein coal mine – one of the Gupta companies now in business rescue – has hit a legal obstacle: losing bidder Lurco Group is asking the High Court to interdict the business rescue practitioners from selling the mine to another bidder, Black Royalty Minerals (BRM).
The French arms company Thales, accused of bribing former President Jacob Zuma, has chosen to go to the Constitutional Court to challenge the KZN High Court dismissal of its application for a stay of prosecution because going to the appeal court first ‘would result in considerable, and unnecessary further delays’, notes Legalbrief.
State-owned entities (SOEs) looted during the state capture years, are lodging civil claims worth millions in a bid to recover monies stolen during the state-capture years, says a Business Day report.
A multimillion-rand lawsuit against a hospital has laid bare the crisis faced by the KZN Department of Health over medical negligence claims that have gone through the roof, says a report in The Mercury.
In what is described as 'a politically loaded judgment' slammed by Helen Zille’s lawyer, Fiona Stewart, as ‘very difficult to understand’, Acting Judge Malebo Habedi found Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane was reasonable to find that Zille’s tweets, in which she defended the legacy of colonialism, effectively amounted to hate speech.
Capitec Bank will probably have to back down from its attempt to block a R500m settlement that would see Regiments Capital repay money it stole from the Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund (TSDBF).
The agency responsible for providing financial support to students is trying to claw back more than R1bn it has mistakenly paid out and needs to refund R26m to graduates who have been overcharged on their loans, according to a Business Day report.
The Black First Land First (BLF) movement has officially been deregistered as a political party after the Electoral Court rejected its application to appeal its deregistration.
Nearly 11 years after her boss sexually assaulted her, a Western Cape prison worker has won her fight for damages, says a Times Select report.
The lack of concrete action to hold those implicated in the VBS Mutual 'Great Bank Heist' scandal accountable is sending a strong message that corruption will be rewarded and those who spill the beans risk their lives in doing so.