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SARS bins advocate's 'rogue unit' report

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 18 November 2020
Tags: #Administrative Law #Civil Rights #Litigation #Tax Law
SARS has effectively binned the controversial report penned by Advocate Muzi Sikhakhane that culminated in a purge of high-level officials from the agency, symbolically knocking the final nail into the coffin of the discredited ‘rogue unit’ narrative, says a Business Day report.

Bromwell housing judgment reserved

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 18 November 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Landlord Tenant Law #Litigation #Property Law
Judgment in Cape Town’s Bromwell Street matter, where residents have taken the City of Cape Town to court over housing, was reserved yesterday.

Ex-bouncer loses privacy case

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 18 November 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Criminal Law
Former nightclub bouncer Hector Britts has lost his case against two journalists and the Police Minister, who he accused of breaching his privacy by disclosing his criminal history.

Application to set aside 'unlawful' lockdown extension

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 17 November 2020
Tags: #Administrative Law #Civil Rights #Litigation
Participative democracy group Dear SA has filed an urgent application with the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) asking it to declare last week’s lockdown extension unlawful and to set it aside.

AA questions proposed zero blood alcohol limit

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 17 November 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights
Proposed amendments to the National Road Traffic Act to reduce the legal blood alcohol limits for drivers to zero will criminalise innocent motorists, and is unlikely to have the results authorities think it will.

Advocates group demands retraction of chambers resolution

By Daily News Published on Monday, 16 November 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #General Legal Practice
The Duma Nokwe Group of Advocates – one of the biggest black advocates groups at the Johannesburg Bar – has demanded that the Bar Council retract a recent resolution on chambers, saying it had racially stigmatised the group and perpetuated the notion that black people were not professional.

Court urged to show ubuntu on Walus parole

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 11 November 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Criminal Law
After 27 years in jail and several fruitless attempts to obtain parole, it was now time for the court to once and for all decide on finalising the issue, counsel for Janusz Walus argued yesterday.

ConCourt asked to decide liability for wrongful detention

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 04 November 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Criminal Law #Litigation
Lawyers for two men who were awarded damages for two weeks’ detention though they were imprisoned for nine months after being arrested for crimes they did not commit are off to the Constitutional Court.

Outa flags hitches in motor licence renewal process

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 04 November 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Motor Vehicles
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) said this week it has been flooded with complaints after motorists claimed their efforts to renew their licences were blocked because of traffic fines of which they had no knowledge.

Maximum sentence in anti-Jew hate speech case

By Daily News Published on Monday, 02 November 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Criminal Law
The Randburg Magistrate's Court has sentenced Matome Letsoalo to three years' imprisonment, suspended for five years, for threatening and anti-Semitic tweets he posted in June 2018, says a TimesLIVE report.

Pensioner wins four-year battle over expropriated home

By Daily News Published on Monday, 26 October 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Constitutional Law #Litigation #Property Law
A KZN High Court (Durban) consent order has finally brought relief to Louis Langer (84), who battled for four years to get his house back after the KwaDukuza Municipality expropriated the property.

Residents file papers to fight cell mast erections

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 21 October 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation
A group of Glenwood, Durban, residents have filed papers in the KZN High Court (Durban), asking it to overturn eThekwini Municipality’s decision to allow MTN to erect scores of cellphone masts across the city, which they say has impacted their health and property values.

City reacts strongly to rates boycott

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 21 October 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation #Property Law
The City of Cape Town has taken a no-nonsense approach to Sea Point residents who have been participating in a rates boycott by cutting off their water and deducting outstanding rates from prepaid electricity purchases.

Attorney takes on alleged timeshare payment abusers

By Daily News Published on Monday, 19 October 2020
Tags: #Banking & Finance Law #Civil Rights #Consumer Protection Law
An attorney who specialises in consumer law has reported several companies in the timeshare and holiday club industry to the Payments Association of SA (Pasa) for alleged abuse of the payment system.

SCA overturns farm owner’s bid to evict widow

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 15 October 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Landlord Tenant Law #Litigation #Property Law
A farm owner who attempted to evict pensioner Katie Moyeni (73), despite the fact she had stayed and worked at the farm since 1997, has failed in the SCA.

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