Legal Articles and Guides
SA will allow wealthy corporations to silence those who can’t afford to litigate and defend themselves if it doesn’t bring an end to Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation (SLAPP) suits, environmental attorney Cormac Cullinan reportedly told the Mail & Guardian.
Bianca Groves this week failed in her Constitutional Court application to appeal her deceased husband's ‘unlawful and malicious detention’.
The NPA should continue to pursue charges against former President Jacob Zuma if it feels he has a case to answer, though there is a public perception that the authorities are reluctant to let him serve time in prison, Chief Justice Raymond Zondo said yesterday.
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.
Despite the best efforts of Jacob Zuma and his counsel, Advocate Dali Mpofu SC, neither the former President's nemesis and prosecutor, Billy Downer SC, nor legal journalist Karyn Maughan were forced to suffer the indignity of sitting in the dock as common criminals during yesterday’s hearing on Zuma’s private prosecution of the pair.
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.
Jacob Zuma’s legal team yesterday argued that had the state pulled prosecutor Advocate Billy Downer SC from the arms deal corruption case after the former President requested it to, the trial would be over by now.
President Cyril Ramaphosa yesterday said ‘influential countries’ have a duty to support processes that will bring peace to Israel and Palestine.
Discovery Health has revealed it will seek to hold the Road Accident Fund (RAF) in contempt of court if it fails to comply with this week’s Constitutional Court decision to honour claims lodged on behalf of members injured in traffic accidents.
The School Governing Body (SGB) of Hoërskool DF Malan in Cape Town can continue with the process of renaming the school to DF Akademie, as it attempts to move away from its namesake – the former Prime Minister of SA when the foundations for apartheid were laid.
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 Legal Resources Centre (LRC) and the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) have welcomed the Constitutional Court's ruling that has declared a section of the Divorce Act as unconstitutional, calling it a ‘victory for women’.
‘Legal nonsense’, ‘unreasonable’ and ‘incredibly weak’ are some of the terms used to describe former President Jacob Zuma’s Constitutional Court bid to challenge his successor’s appointment of Chief Justice Raymond Zondo as head of the judiciary.
Reserve Bank (SARB) governor Lesetja Kganyago says there was no political meddling in the central bank’s investigation into the stash of dollars stolen from President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Phala Phala farm in early 2020, reports Fin24.
‘What kind of lawyer would be brazen enough to advance such mendacious legal arguments on behalf of their equally mendacious client, knowing there is zero chance that the challenge will succeed?’