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Arrest warrants for doctors after child's death

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 11 December 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law #Health Care & Social
Paediatric surgeon Dr Peter Beale and anaesthetist Dr Abdulhay Munshi, who are facing culpable homicide and negligence charges in connection with the death of a 10-year-old boy, have been served with arrest warrants.

Hawks swoop on alleged fraud syndicate

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 11 December 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law
A fourth suspect – allegedly part of a syndicate claiming to be prophets which swindled Northern Cape community members of approximately R1.4m – has been arrested, the South African Police Service's elite crime-fighting unit, the Hawks said this week.

Judge awards damages for ‘humiliating’ police action

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 05 December 2019
Tags: #Civil Rights #Criminal Law #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
A group of 30 women police officers handcuffed a father who had missed a Maintenance Court hearing and sang Wathint’ abafazi, wathint’ imbokodo (You strike a woman, you strike a rock) as they marched him out of his office.

Police claim victory after SCA firearms ruling

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 05 December 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law
Police have claimed victory in an ongoing court battle over guns involving underworld figure Ralph Stanfield. A Cape Times report notes the SCA has found in favour of the police by ruling their holding on to Stanfield’s seized firearms was justified.

Minister sued for R9.5m over cattle confiscation

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 04 December 2019
Tags: #Civil Rights #Criminal Law #Litigation
Three men whose cattle were confiscated by police six years ago are suing the Minister of Safety & Security for R9.5m following the loss of 116 animals, says a report in The Witness.

Tongaat Hulett’s executives face civil action

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 02 December 2019
Tags: #Business & Industry Law #Criminal Law #Litigation
Tongaat Hulett has put executives – including its former CEO Peter Staude, who was paid R176m in the decade to 2018 – in the firing line over an accounting scandal that threatened the collapse of the firm.

Rob Packham tries again to appeal conviction

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 26 November 2019
Tags: #Civil Rights #Criminal Law
Constantia businessman Rob Packham, who is serving 22 years in jail for killing his wife Gill, has again approached the SCA after it dismissed his application for leave to appeal his conviction in October.

Aurora directors finally to get their day in court

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 25 November 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law #Environmental Law
The oft-delayed trial of three former Aurora Empowerment Systems directors accused of polluting a key water source, will kick off with a pre-trial hearing on 25 February 2020 in the Springs Regional Court, reports Fin24.

Assets of Regiments Capital trio targeted

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 22 November 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law
The Asset Forfeiture Unit of the NPA has obtained a provisional High Court order to freeze the assets of the state capture-accused financial advisory company, Regiments Capital.

Shivambu to appear in court on assault charge

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 18 November 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law
The EFF faction lobbying to remove deputy president Floyd Shivambu from the party’s executive have additional ammunition after he was served with a summons to appear in court on an assault charge.

SCA dismisses Packham bid for leave to appeal

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 18 November 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law
Rob Packham – serving 22 years in jail for killing his wife Gill – has been unsuccessful in a bid to appeal his conviction in the SCA.

Iqbal Survé allegedly involved in share manipulation

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 18 November 2019
Tags: #Business & Industry Law #Criminal Law #Litigation
Media owner Iqbal Survé is alleged to have deliberately manipulated the share price of a company he had a significant stake in, apparently to avoid repaying a R4.3bn investment financed by government workers’ pensions.

Cannabis chain faces collapse after founder’s arrest

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 18 November 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law
SA’s first chain of cannabis shops selling THC products is facing collapse after its founder was raided and arrested by the Hawks, says a Saturday Star report.

Cell C hacker denied leave to appeal

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 14 November 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law #Science & Technology Law
A cellular network hacker was denied leave to appeal his conviction and three-year sentence at the SCA yesterday.

Prison torture case potentially precedent-setting

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 13 November 2019
Tags: #Civil Rights #Criminal Law #Litigation
Electric shocks under running water, dog attacks, forcible restraint, beatings with batons and brutal assaults. In 2014, 20 inmates at Leeuwkop prison in Johannesburg claimed they were the victims of a surge of mass torture at the hands of prison officials and emergency security team members, notes a News24 report.

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