Legal Articles and Guides
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.
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.
The case against a shop owner who admitted to erecting a sign outside his establishment banning gay, lesbian, and transgender people was placed on the court roll of the Eastern Cape High Court (Gqeberha).
The Democratic Alliance Student Organisation (Daso) last week filed a complaint with the Human Rights Commission (HRC), against members of the EFF and Student Command (EFFSC) last week.
The Hawks arrested six paramedics in the Eastern Cape on Monday on charges including fraud and forgery linked to their matric certificates, News24 reports.
Chief Justice Raymond Zondo will soon write to National Assembly Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula about the gross misconduct finding made against ‘drunk judge’ Nkola Motata – beginning a process that could see him becoming the first judge in SA history to be impeached.
Gauteng police confirmed yesterday that disbarred advocate Malesela Teffo, who was one of the defence lawyers in the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial, was arrested and detained at the Pretoria Central police station.
Uncertainty over which state department is responsible for judges’ litigation costs has meant a four-month delay to a court case brought by Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe.
‘Secrecy is the antithesis of transparency, which is intrinsic to democracy. Journalists constantly having to go the legal route to access court stories, or to publish, is willy-nilly obstructionism. It is also expensive to media pockets and democracy itself.’
Deputy President Paul Mashatile leads a life of luxury, using multimillion-rand homes owned by tenderpreneurs and beneficiaries of government contracts on Cape Town’s exclusive Atlantic Seaboard to entertain a string of lovers and friends, according to a News24 exposé.
A man who claimed damages against his ex-wife for ‘fraud’, because she did not disclose that she had an extra-marital affair resulting in the birth of their third child, has lost his case, reports GroundUp.
The head at a top private school has dramatically quit – a day after he was exposed for allegedly having had sex with a pupil he taught 20 years ago when she was just 15.
The recent Johannesburg Labour Court judgment in Unisa v Socikwa & Others serves as a ‘searing indictment of unscrupulous lawyers who mislead the court or bring utterly hopeless cases to court, and thus enable their filthy rich clients (or clients corruptly bankrolled by filthy rich benefactors) to abuse the legal process’.
Royal Security – founded by ANC-linked businessman Chockalingam ‘Roy’ Moodley – has won a R282m security contract from the Western Cape Department of Infrastructure.
A lawyer representing a bogus advocate who apparently committed suicide in East London after being arrested has come out with more details about his former client, says a Daily Dispatch report.