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Jacques de Vos, a doctor accused of trying to dissuade a patient from terminating her pregnancy, pleaded not guilty to the charges at his disciplinary hearing yesterday.
The vice-chancellor of Stellenbosch University, Professor Wim de Villiers, has been cleared of alleged attempts to interfere in a Constitutional Court case related to the university's 2016 language policy, says a News24 report.
The Law Society of the Northern Provinces has been granted permission to inspect all accounting records of Polokwane attorney Tumi Mokwena, following complaints of misconduct.
The R42bn in unpaid benefits owed to more than four million South African pensioners is ‘a fundamental failure’ of public interest by state regulators and pension fund administrators, a year-long investigation by Open Secrets has concluded, according to a Daily Maverick report.
Jacques de Vos, who has not been able to practise as a doctor for two years because of a charge brought against him in 2017 over his anti-abortion stance, will know today whether his application to the Health Professions Council (HPCSA) to have the matter dismissed is successful.
The Equality Court case at the Bellville Magistrate’s Court against DA MP Dianne Kohler Barnard was dismissed yesterday and a cost order was issued against the complainant, former DA chief of staff Louw Nel.
The SA National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) said it was ‘appalled’ by EFF leader Julius Malema’s call to ban investigative journalism units amaBhungane and the Daily Maverick’s Scorpio from attending their party events, including press conferences.
Adam Catzavelos has reached a settlement agreement with the SA Human Rights Commission (HRC) relating to a video filmed on a Greek beach last year in which he used the K-word.
Judgment was reserved in the Equality Court (Pretoria) yesterday after two days of hearings in the case between the SA National Editors Forum (Sanef) and the EFF, whose leader Julius Malema showed no signs of backing down, notes a Daily Maverick report.
Sphamandla Mtshali – who spent a 20 months in jail for housebreaking and robbery and was then told that the charges had been dropped – is to receive R1m in damages.
The trial of Adam Catzavelos – the Johannesburg businessman who caused an uproar for using the K-word in a video – has been postponed to 29 August, says a TimesLIVE report. The defence made their submissions to the Randburg Magistrate's Court on 5 July, which the Gauteng DPP still has to go through.
Criticised for having acted negligently – and then for passing the buck to her secretary – a lawyer has been found liable in the Eastern Cape High Court (Port Elizabeth) for the R1m her client lost to sophisticated online hackers. Ordering conveyancer and notary Lynette Volschenk to pay up, Judge Bantubonke Tokota said she had owed a duty to her client to safeguard his money.
Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu yesterday said more than R1.6bn of the R2bn invested by municipalities into VBS Mutual Bank cannot be recovered. Makwetu, reporting on the audit outcomes of municipalities for the 2017/2018 financial year, described the non-recovery of public funds invested in VBS as a classic example of the 'impact of deteriorating accountability' in municipalities.
Convicted racist Vicki Momberg broke down yesterday afternoon during her appeal proceedings in the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg), saying her dignity has been impaired. Momberg, who represented herself after she dumped her new lawyers, told the two judges presiding over her case that the state had not proven its case against her, says a News24 report.
A racehorse trainer who claimed he was being ousted from the industry on racial grounds has received a lifeline from the SCA, which ruled that the Equality Court take another look at his complaint.