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Maumela's conduct embarrassed me

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 19 March 2024
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice
Judge President Dunstan Mlambo yesterday testified that the ‘gross incompetence’ of Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) Judge Tshifhiwa Maumela embarrassed him because it led to a general distrust of the justice system.

Magistrate ‘failed to declare Eskom interests’

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 14 March 2024
Tags: #Ethics #Litigation
Acting Magistrate Stanley Jacobs, who presided over and ultimately kicked out the Investigating Directorate's (ID) multimillion-rand corruption case against former Eskom executive Matshela Koko and others, allegedly failed to disclose his own business dealings with the power utility.

Brand remains defiant despite LPC probe

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 14 March 2024
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice
Advocate Johan Brand SC has maintained that High Court Judge Mandlenkosi Motha’s instruction that legal counsel in a case before him must file heads of argument regarding the lack of diversity in their team had nothing whatsoever to do with the merits of the case.

Hlophe case a lesson for others...

By Daily News Published on Friday, 01 March 2024
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice
Former Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe broke trust with the judiciary and the public. ‘His impeachment sets an example to other members of the judiciary who may feel tempted to abuse their power,’ says the HSRC’s Professor Narnia Bohler-Muller, a constitutional law expert.

'Fake qualifications’ boss throws in the towel

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 27 February 2024
Tags: #Business & Industry Law #Ethics
Langalezwe Madonko, the central figure in a fake qualification controversy at private equity company Summit Africa, has resigned from his senior position at a black industry body, reports Fin24.

Lawyers take on LPC for victims of rogue lawyer

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 15 February 2024
Tags: #Ethics #Litigation
A team of lawyers acting for victims of disgraced attorney Zuko Nonxuba has secured a court order giving the Legal Practice Council (LPC) strict timelines to complete its investigations into the alleged R348m plunder of his trust funds, and to pay out any proven claims.

Leoka fired by President's council as woes pile up

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 24 January 2024
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Ethics
President Cyril Ramaphosa has axed disgraced economist Thabi Leoka from his Presidential Economic Advisory Council.

LPC tramples on indigenous languages

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 24 January 2024
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice
Solidarity has rejected the Legal Practice Council’s (LPC’s) attempt to put its own interests above the interests of lawyers by abolishing admission examinations for candidate attorneys in Afrikaans.

Leoka parts company with MTN and Amplats

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 23 January 2024
Tags: #Business & Industry Law #Company Law #Ethics
Economist Thabi Leoka has resigned from the board of MTN SA amid questions over whether she has a PhD from the London School of Economics (LSE).

Man wants name cleared after 22 years in prison

By Daily News Published on Monday, 22 January 2024
Tags: #Criminal Law #Ethics
East London resident Luyanda Matshingana was released on parole in December after spending 22 years in jail for crimes he maintains he did not commit, and now wants to be exonerated.

ANC admits lying to defend Zuma

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 09 January 2024
Tags: #Administrative Law #Ethics
The ANC has admitted to lying in Parliament to defend former President Jacob Zuma’s R3.9m ‘fire pool’ at his home in Nkandla, KZN, when the saga was playing out in 2014.

Pit bull victims urged to sue state

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 12 December 2023
Tags: #Ethics #Personal Injury Law
Victims of pit bull attacks have been urged to sue the government for not doing enough to protect them.

Lawyer charged department R6m for research

By Daily News Published on Friday, 01 December 2023
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice
The attorney linked to the mega National Lotteries Commission (NLC) scandal charged the Mpumalanga Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Land & Environmental Affairs R6m for work such as researching labour issues, says a News24 report.

Mayor castigated as judge rules for child

By Daily News Published on Monday, 20 November 2023
Tags: #Ethics #Health Care & Social #Litigation
In what a Cape Argus report calls a scathing judgment made against Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis, Western Cape High Court Judge Daniel Thulare dismissed the city’s attempt to challenge a decision to secure a child’s inheritance.

SPCA seizes Hout Bay seals

By Daily News Published on Friday, 17 November 2023
Tags: #Environmental Law #Ethics
The SPCA obtained an order from the Wynberg Magistrate's Court allowing it to seize five seals which were being abused and exploited in the Hout Bay harbour.

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