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FF Plus challenges constitutionality of DMA

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 17 June 2020
Tags: #Administrative Law #Civil Rights #Litigation
The Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) will hear the FF Plus challenge to the constitutionality of the Disaster Management Act and the validity of the decision to declare a National State of Disaster today.

I'm in court to defend my office's mandate

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 18 May 2020
Tags: #Administrative Law #Litigation
The Public Protector has stressed she does not ‘just go to court’, but defends cases concerning the mandate of her office.

Judgment reserved in landmark city versus state clash

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 13 May 2020
Tags: #Administrative Law #Litigation
As the City of Cape Town pursues a court order to help it realise a long-held ambition to procure its own renewable energy, the Minister of Mineral Resources & Energy Gwede Mantashe says he’s already opening the way for municipalities to buy power from independent power producers (IPPs).

City in precedent-setting case to procure power

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 12 May 2020
Tags: #Administrative Law #Litigation
The first of a two-day hearing on local governments’ rights to procure electricity from independent power producers began in the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) yesterday.

Legal action warning over 'irrational' orders

Business group Sakeliga has threatened legal action against the Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) unless Minister Ebrahim Patel reverses his recently announced restriction on the sale of warm or cooked foods, notes a News24 report.

Mkhwebane seeks ConCourt clarity on judgments

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 20 April 2020
Tags: #Administrative Law #Litigation
As expected, Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is to go directly to the Constitutional Court to argue that the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) erred in finding that President Cyril Ramaphosa did not mislead Parliament on the Bosasa #CR17 campaign donation or benefit materially from the lobby to support his election as ANC president.

SCA dismisses Bo-Kaap appeal

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 25 March 2020
Tags: #Administrative Law #Civil Rights #Litigation #Property Law
The SCA has dismissed the Bo-Kaap community’s appeal against a previous finding that the City of Cape Town had followed due process in approving the land-use applications made by a developer for the construction of an 18-storey apartment block in the area.

Tshwane 'dirty water' contract still in place

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 11 March 2020
Tags: #Administrative Law #Civil Rights #Litigation
An order by the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) has put on hold the City of Tshwane’s efforts to cancel a contract to fix the Rooiwal wastewater treatment plant, which is at the heart of the Hammanskraal water crisis, notes a Mail & Guardian report.

Firm appointed to run Wonderboom Airport suspended

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 13 February 2020
Tags: #Administrative Law #Aviation Law #Litigation
The appointment of Ntiyiso Consulting as a transactional adviser to Wonderboom Airport by the City of Tshwane, has been suspended.

Parliament's job to decide on Mkhwebane, court told

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 12 February 2020
Tags: #Administrative Law #Litigation
Whether a court could decide Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane's fate or whether that is the exclusive role of Parliament was at issue yesterday when the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) heard an application by anti-corruption pressure group Accountability Now for an order declaring the Public Protector no longer fit and proper to hold office.

Metro appoints law firm to fight fund-freezing order

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 30 January 2020
Tags: #Administrative Law #Litigation
The Buffalo City Metro has roped in a law firm in a bid to convince the Eastern Cape High Court (East London) not to make permanent an interim order interdicting the city and the National Treasury from allocating R50m to its 50 wards.

Court order retains status quo in Tshwane

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 06 January 2020
Tags: #Administrative Law #Litigation
The Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) has ruled in favour of the DA in its bid to hold on to the Tshwane municipality.

Grahamstown name change bungled

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 29 November 2019
Tags: #Administrative Law #Litigation
The provincial and the national geographic names councils – and Art & Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa – had so badly bungled the process leading to Mthethwa’s decision to change the name of Grahamstown to Makhanda that his decision to do so should be set aside, it was argued in the Eastern Cape High Court (Grahamstown) yesterday.

Jiba loses first round in battle to get job back

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 21 October 2019
Tags: #Administrative Law #Civil Rights #Litigation
Former prosecutions boss Nomgcobo Jiba has lost the first round of her court battle to be reinstated to her position pending the parliamentary process that will either confirm or overturn her removal, says a Business Day report.

Bikers complain about Cape Town by-law

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Tags: #Administrative Law #Motor Vehicles
Motorcyclists are angered over a City of Cape Town’s traffic by-law amendment they say will outlaw lane sharing with cars or riding between cars (lane-splitting).

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