Legal Articles and Guides
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Constitutional Court has confirmed convicted killer Oscar Pistorius had served half of his sentence by 21 March this year.
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.
The Dutch Reformed Church has been violating a court order on gay marriage for the past four years, according to a prominent lawyer.
More than 50 years after the Protea Village Community (PVC) in Bishopscourt was forcibly displaced by the Group Areas Act, environmentalists are mounting a legal challenge that could further stall their return to the land.
Josquin September has been released from custody after his conviction and sentencing for stealing libido tablets to the value of R110 from a Dis-Chem store last year was set aside.