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ConCourt criticises trustees for improper motives

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 16 April 2024
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation #Property Law
The Constitutional Court has given the trustees of the Goede Hoop Trust a tongue-lashing for having ‘improper motives’ and using farmworkers as a means to frustrate the execution of sale of a wine estate to recover money owed to Nedbank.  

Speaker prepares for arrest after court ruling

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 03 April 2024
Tags: #Civil Rights #Criminal Law #Litigation
National Assembly Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says she is willing to hand herself over to the police from today to effect her arrest over allegations of corruption and bribery.

R1m compensation award in failed restitution bid

By Daily News Published on Monday, 08 January 2024
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation #Property Law
A Mpumalanga family has been awarded R1m compensation by the Land Claims Court in a restitution claim for land currently used for timber operations dating back almost 20 years.

Pistorius legal team hope for immediate release

By Daily News Published on Friday, 24 November 2023
Tags: #Civil Rights #Criminal Law
Lawyers for Oscar Pistorius hope the former Paralympic champion, who was convicted of murdering his girlfriend a decade ago, will be released immediately if granted parole today.

Judge refuses to admit victim impact statement

By Daily News Published on Monday, 20 November 2023
Tags: #Civil Rights #Criminal Law
The Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) has refused to admit a victim impact statement on how the death of Prince Lethukuthula Zulu affected the Zulu royal family.

Court date for urine scandal student

By Daily News Published on Friday, 10 November 2023
Tags: #Civil Rights #Education Law
Expelled Stellenbosch University student Theuns du Toit has been summoned to appeared in the Stellenbosch Regional Court on charges of crimen injuria and malicious damage to property, Die Burger reports.

SCA finds prisoner computer ban unconstitutional

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 09 November 2023
Tags: #Civil Rights #Constitutional Law #Litigation
The Minister of Justice & Correctional Services and National Commissioner for Correctional Services have a year to rectify a policy which allows prisons to bar inmates from using personal computers in their cells.

Groundbreaking judgment on maternity leave for fathers

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 26 October 2023
Tags: #Civil Rights #Constitutional Law #Family Law #Health Care & Social #Litigation
In what a Pretoria News report calls a groundbreaking judgment for new parents – especially fathers – a court has ruled that both parents are entitled to maternity leave.

Prisoner struggles to appeal sentence over file debacle

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 17 October 2023
Tags: #Civil Rights #Criminal Law
Sifiso Tembe has been unable to appeal his prison sentence because the KZN High Court (Pietermaritzburg) erroneously told his legal representatives that his case number was incorrect, and that they did not have his file, reports GroundUp.

Ban on electronic equipment in Gumede case challenged

By Daily News Published on Friday, 13 October 2023
Tags: #Civil Rights #General Legal Practice #Media Law
The media is challenging a court ban against the use of cellphones, laptops, and video and audio recordings in the corruption trial of former eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede and 21 others.

Muslims dismiss Matrimonial Property Act plans

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 12 October 2023
Tags: #Civil Rights #Constitutional Law #Marriage and Divorce Law
The SA Law Review Commission (LRC) discussion paper – which proposes progressive changes to the country’s 40-year-old Matrimonial Property Act – has appeared to raise the ire of some members of the Muslim community.

ConCourt confirms landmark ruling for divorcees

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 11 October 2023
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
The Constitutional Court has ordered Parliament to amend the Divorce Act to give more spouses a chance to claim a share of the assets of a former partner after a split.

Hearing for eviction order against homeless sites underway

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 11 October 2023
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation #Property Law
The Western Cape High Court is hearing an application by the City of Cape Town to obtain a final eviction order for several homeless encampment sites across the CBD.

Pistorius was eligible for parole six months ago

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 10 October 2023
Tags: #Civil Rights #Criminal Law
The Constitutional Court has confirmed convicted killer Oscar Pistorius had served half of his sentence by 21 March this year.

Murder conviction overturned 19 years later

By Daily News Published on Monday, 09 October 2023
Tags: #Civil Rights #Criminal Law
After 19 years behind bars, George Robertson walked out of prison a free man last week – his conviction for murdering his father overturned after a protracted battle to have his appeal heard.

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