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Mkhwebane Prasa 'whitewash' to be challenged

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 05 November 2019
Tags: #Litigation
Yet another report from Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's office is facing a stern challenge, notes Legalbrief. Civil society organisation #UniteBehind has submitted a review application to the Gauteng High Court against what it terms Mkhwebane's ‘whitewash’ report into corruption and maladministration at Prasa.

Court biased against me, claims Zuma

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 05 November 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law
Former President Jacob Zuma says the KZN High Court (Pietermaritzburg) ‘mis-focused’ on the gist of his permanent stay of prosecution application and was biased against him when it dismissed it, according to a News24 report.

Zuma seeks to appeal ruling on Hanekom tweet

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 05 November 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
Former President Jacob Zuma has applied for leave to appeal a ruling regarding the tweet in which he called former Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom an ‘agent of the enemy’, says a City Press report.

Home Affairs finally relents on 'trapped' children

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 05 November 2019
Tags: #Civil Rights #Family Law #Immigration Law #Litigation
Five American families and the special needs SA children they have legally adopted will finally be able to go home after the Home Affairs Department agreed to issue the necessary documents and passports.

AFU recovers R11bn from proceeds of corruption

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 05 November 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law
The Assets Forfeiture Unit (AFU) of the NPA has recovered more than R11.8bn in the past five years from the proceeds of corruption, money laundering, cyber and environmental crimes.

Another KZN negligence case investigated

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 05 November 2019
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Personal Injury Law
The KZN Health Department is investigating yet another allegation of negligence after an object thought to be part of a needle was left in a man’s jaw after an operation last year.

HCI 'backdoor takeover' of lottery dismissed

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 05 November 2019
Tags: #Litigation
The Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) has dismissed an application by Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI) to 'take over' the running of national lottery operator Ithuba. Ithuba had previously described the court application as a ‘hostile takeover’ bid by the back door, notes a Fin24 report.

Petition asks Ramaphosa to spare Momberg jail time

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 05 November 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law
A petition has been launched asking President Cyril Ramaphosa and Justice Minister Ronald Lamola to not let convicted racist Vicki Momberg resume her prison sentence.

Law firm condemned for misleading claims

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 05 November 2019
Tags: #General Legal Practice
Fresh Start Law Centre's claims on its website that the process of removing an old criminal record takes ‘12 weeks or less’ and that ‘we remove criminal records faster than any other company in SA’ has been condemned as dishonest and misleading by the Advertising Regulatory Board.

Tshwane settles claim over boy's floodlights death

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 05 November 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
The City of Tshwane has agreed to pay R700 000 in damages to the family of Fanie Baloyi, who was 11 when he and four of his friends died when floodlights fell on them while playing in Soshanguve, reports the Pretoria News.

Still a 'serious offence' to deal in cannabis

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 05 November 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law #Health Care & Social
The marketing and selling of cannabis products remains illegal, the medicines regulator and police have warned, except for specific conditions permitted under the Medicines and Related Substances Act.

Cyber fraud scam suspects who target attorneys denied bail

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 05 November 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law
A new multimillion-rand cyber fraud scam allegedly headed by Nigerians and targeting attorneys dealing with big-money property transactions has been exposed in a graft case in the Johannesburg Commercial Crime Court, sitting in Palm Ridge.

Zuma not responsible for trial delays

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 04 November 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law
Former President Jacob Zuma’s lawyers say the High Court that dismissed his bid to permanently stop his corruption prosecution was wrong to find he was equally responsible for the delays in his trial, notes legal writer Karyn Maughan in a Business Day report.

Magashule, Minister named in murder and bribery trial

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 04 November 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law
The names of ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule and Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi have been dragged into a high-profile R5m bribery and murder investigation playing out in the Free State High Court (Bloemfontein), says a City Press report.

Shocking account of treatment at state hospital

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 04 November 2019
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
A shocking account of the treatment of a patient in a state hospital is revealed in a Sunday Tribune report on a R4m damages claim lodged against a Durban hospital.

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