Legal Articles and Guides
Prosecutors in Jacob Zuma’s corruption case have criticised the former President’s bid to appeal against last week’s ruling dismissing his attempt to have charges against him dropped permanently, saying an appeal is doomed to fail.
Judgment was reserved in the Western Cape High Court yesterday in what a News24 report describes as a potential landmark case involving the voices of children being heard in court cases.
In 1998, 41 Eastern Cape families lodged a massive land claim – which includes tourist and citrus farming towns. However, a Daily Dispatch report says they are yet to receive any feedback on the status of their claim.
A significant number of public schools which have been disadvantaged by the country’s colonial and apartheid past continue to operate under conditions of extreme deprivation.
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s attempts to back out of a potentially bruising Constitutional Court showdown over the legal limitations of her powers have failed.
The Constitutional Court has dismissed President Cyril Ramaphosa's application for leave to appeal a High Court judgment that the President is obliged to disclose the reasons, and a record of decision, when firing a Minister or Deputy Minister.
The common-law defence of reasonable chastisement can no longer be used when spanking a child, the Constitutional Court ruled yesterday. TimesLIVE says the court's upholding of a ruling by the High Court to do away with the defence comes at a time when violence against women and children has been a burning issue.
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's instruction to the NPA to investigate money laundering in President Cyril Ramaphosa's ANC presidential campaign ‘infringes the constitutional and statutory mandate of the NPA’, NDPP Shamila Batohi will argue in a supporting affidavit to Ramaphosa's review application of Mkhwebane's Bosasa funding report, notes Legalbrief.
The Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) has delivered yet another scathing ruling on the government’s failure to properly implement land reform, finding that its 17-year-old failure to sell a farm to an elderly black Limpopo farmer is irrational and unconstitutional.
Despite the Public Protector withdrawing her appeal against the interim interdict of her SARS ‘rogue unit’ report, President Cyril Ramaphosa wants the Constitutional Court to hear the appeal – to put an end to a damaging public debate.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF), AfriForum and its deputy CEO Ernst Roets will face each other in court again today in a contempt of court application following Roets' tweeting an image of the flag hours after an Equality Court judgment on the matter.
Gauteng Deputy Judge President Phineas Mojapelo’s affirmation – in Nelson Mandela Foundation Trust and Another v AfriForum NPC and Others – that the display of the apartheid flag constitutes hate speech was a powerful ruling and one in a series of hate speech cases that our courts have recently grappled with.
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has relied on the Constitutional Court judgment in EFF and Others v Speaker of the National Assembly and Another to force the National Assembly to adopt specific rules to deal with her possible removal.
In September 1998, a group of seven men rampaged through a shack settlement in Tembisa, raping eight women. They were convicted of a number of counts of robbery, assault and rape under the doctrine of common purpose.
Axed Old Mutual CEO Peter Moyo has filed yet another urgent application in the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) asking it to declare the insurer in breach of the Constitution because it fired him again while it was still waiting for a judge to decide on the legality of his first dismissal.