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Private generators' power threshold increased

By Daily News Published on Friday, 11 June 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Business & Industry Law #Environmental Law
Private energy generators have been given free rein to develop their own power to ‘reduce the burden’ on an ailing Eskom, which has subjected the country to debilitating rolling blackouts for more than a decade.

Guptas in NPA sights after UAE ratifies extradition

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 10 June 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Criminal Law
The NPA's Independent Directorate (ID) – established specifically to deal with high-profile corruption cases — has wasted no time beginning the process to get Atul and Ajay Gupta, their wives and four business associates extradited from the UAE.

Department’s lawyers withdraw from e-tablet case

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 09 June 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Litigation
The High Court review of the R538m contract between the Eastern Cape Department of Education and IT company Sizwe Africa and cellphone giant MTN for the supply of 55 000 e-learning tablets for learners hangs in abeyance after the department’s private legal team was forced to withdrew from the case.

Group objects to virtual SCA hearing

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 25 May 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Civil Rights #Litigation
Civil society organisation, the Liberty Fighters Network, has taken offence at a decision by the SCA to hold an appeal hearing virtually, and not in person, in a matter on the validity of lockdown regulations, reports City Press.

Interdict halts auction of SABC property

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 20 May 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Litigation
An urgent interdict yesterday stopped the SABC's planned auction of its properties in Sea Point, Cape Town, reports News24.

Municipal manager's 'golden handshake' slammed

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 05 May 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Employment and Labour Law #Ethics
The Ugu District Municipality's decision to terminate the employment of municipal manager Dhanpalan Naidoo has been slammed by opposition parties which did not agree with how the matter was handled.

Department slashes state funerals expenditure

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 05 May 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law
The Department of Public Works & Infrastructure is cracking down on huge costs for state and official funerals with new standards developed to cut down on these costs, IoL reports.

SARS on way to recovery from state capture

By Daily News Published on Friday, 30 April 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Tax Law
SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter yesterday said there were encouraging signs of progress at the organisation, but there was still a long way to go.

Tafelberg sale appeal dismissed, but case drags on

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Litigation #Property Law
The Western Cape High Court has dismissed the provincial government's application for leave to appeal its decision to set aside the sale of the controversial Tafelberg property in Sea Point.

Pandor bid to cancel New York land deal fails

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 14 April 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Litigation #Property Law
Minister of International Relations & Co-operation Dr Naledi Pandor has lost a court bid to protect her department from incurring wasteful and fruitless expenditure stemming from a multimillion-rand land acquisition deal in New York.

Poultry giant wins landmark service delivery order

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 14 April 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Civil Rights #Health Care & Social #Litigation
Poultry giant Astral Foods has taken government, including National Treasury, to court and won a landmark order to secure better service delivery at municipal level in the Standerton area, where it has one of its biggest processing facilities, says a Moneyweb report.

Lights out threat over Eskom payment dispute

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 06 April 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Business & Industry Law #Litigation
Eskom, which is involved in a payment dispute with US-based technology giant Oracle, says it has put measures in place to ensure operations would not be disrupted should the company withdraw its services as threatened.

Why the Zondo recusal battle has stalled

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 01 April 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Civil Rights #Litigation
The State Capture Inquiry is yet to respond to Jacob Zuma's three-month-old legal bid to force Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo's recusal because the former President went after Zondo in his personal rather than official capacity, notes legal writer Karyn Maughan in a News24 report.

Prasa beaten at end of 10-year battle

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 01 April 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Litigation #Media Law
It has taken over 10 years but a long-standing battle between Prasa and Primedia may finally be drawing to a close. And it has not ended well for the rail agency, says a GroundUp report.

Court action predicted over ANC 'step-aside' decision

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 31 March 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Litigation
Political analysts predict that the ANC’s ‘step aside’ decision on Ace Magashule will end up in court and more battle will ensue in the next 30 days, says a Beeld report.

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