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Go-ahead given to inspect attorney's accounts

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 04 November 2019
Tags: #General Legal Practice #Insolvency Law #Litigation
The Law Society of the Northern Provinces has been given the go-ahead to inspect the accounting records of Polokwane attorney Tumi Mokwena following complaints of misconduct.

Ithuba, HCI dispute moves a step closer resolution

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 04 November 2019
Tags: #Litigation
National lottery operator Ithuba and its funder are one step closer to resolving part of their long-running dispute, with the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) expected to hand down judgment today after two days of proceedings last week.

ANC refusing to pay for election posters

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 04 November 2019
Tags: #Litigation
The ANC is refusing to pay a R100m bill a service provider is claiming from it for election posters after an internal probe found the deal had been entered into fraudulently, notes a Sunday Times report.

Case of Kebbles and alleged stolen shares returns

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 04 November 2019
Tags: #Litigation
The High Court will finally hear arguments in the ongoing litigation surrounding shares worth billions of rands that were allegedly misappropriated from Randgold & Exploration (R&E) around 2004 when Brett Kebble was CEO of various gold mining companies and his father, Roger, chairman of the same companies.

Police unable to find racist Vicky Momberg

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 04 November 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law
Racist real estate agent Vicki Momberg is ‘on the run’, according to police, even though she has reportedly been staying at her parents’ Krugersdorp home for the past three months.

Woman seeks R11m from Transnet for sexual harassment

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 04 November 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
A Transnet manager is suing the parastatal for nearly R11m in damages, saying she was sexually harassed by her boss for many years and, despite reporting him to human resources several times, she was ignored and then victimised, according to Times Select.

Khoi and San clinch historic rooibos agreement

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 04 November 2019
Tags: #Civil Rights
An historic agreement that will see the Khoi and San people receive an estimated R12m annually from the rooibos industry has been hailed as a game-changer, according to a Weekend Argus report.

Steinhoff challenged over 'legal privilege' PAIA argument

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 01 November 2019
Tags: #Business & Industry Law #Litigation
The Financial Mail and the amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism have launched a joint application in the Western Cape High Court to compel Steinhoff to release the full forensic report on accounting failures and fraud compiled by PwC.

Zuma to defend summons to pay back Nkandla loan

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 01 November 2019
Tags: #Litigation
Former President Jacob Zuma has filed a notice of intention in his fight to keep his Nkandla home despite defaulting on a multimillion-rand loan he received from VBS Mutual Bank to pay back the state for upgrades.

Edcon worker dismissed for racist Zuma post

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 01 November 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
A former senior Edcon employee who called former President Jacob Zuma a ‘monkey’ in a Facebook rant three years ago has been permanently dismissed from the retail group.

Judge slams attorney in gay husband case

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 01 November 2019
Tags: #Litigation
A R9m damages suit by a Cape Town woman whose six-year marriage fell apart when her husband told her he was gay was struck off the roll and her attorney ordered to forfeit his fees and pay her husband's costs.

Minister ruled not vicariously liable

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 01 November 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
A claim of R3.8m against the Minister of Police by a musician who was hit on the head by an off-duty policeman with a metal stave was turned down after a judge found that the officer acted on a frolic of his own.

Claimants set to take on Ingonyama Trust

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 01 November 2019
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation #Property Law
A group of seven individual claimants will take on King Goodwill Zwelithini and his Ingonyama Trust in the KZN High Court (Pietermaritzburg) on 22 November to secure the rights to their homesteads. The lawsuit involves the trust’s quest to get residents to sign leases, with rents that increase by 10% a year.

Modise's animal cruelty trial set for next year

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 31 October 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law
Speaker of Parliament Thandi Modise says she has deliberately kept quiet about the animal cruelty case against her. Modise was speaking to her supporters outside the Potchefstroom Magistrate's Court yesterday after an appearance, notes News24.

NCC to act against sale of ‘share analysis software’

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 31 October 2019
Tags: #Consumer Protection Law
The National Consumer Commission (NCC) is preparing its papers in an application against a group of companies selling controversial ‘share analysis software’.

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