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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.

HRC brings case against anti-gay shop owner

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 07 November 2023
Tags: #Criminal Law #Ethics #Litigation
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).

Student body lodges complaint against EFF

By Daily News Published on Monday, 02 October 2023
Tags: #Civil Rights #Education Law #Ethics
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.

Paramedics arrested over 'fraudulent' matric certificates

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 24 August 2023
Tags: #Criminal Law #Ethics #Health Care & Social
The Hawks arrested six paramedics in the Eastern Cape on Monday on charges including fraud and forgery linked to their matric certificates, News24 reports.

Motata set to face impeachment vote

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 08 August 2023
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice #Litigation
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.

Teffo arrested on multiple charges

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 02 August 2023
Tags: #Criminal Law #Ethics #Litigation
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.

Further delays in Hlophe saga

By Daily News Published on Monday, 31 July 2023
Tags: #Ethics #Litigation
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.

Courts still block free flow of information

By Daily News Published on Friday, 14 July 2023
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice
‘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.’

Mashatile's luxury lifestyle flagged

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 27 June 2023
Tags: #Ethics
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.

No obligation to disclose extra-marital affair

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 21 June 2023
Tags: #Ethics #Family Law #Litigation
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.

Principal quits over affair with ex-student

By Daily News Published on Monday, 19 June 2023
Tags: #Ethics
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.

Lawyers – and Zuma – should heed Socikwa ruling

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 15 June 2023
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice #Litigation
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’.

State capture ‘kingpin’ wins R282m Western Cape tender

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 07 June 2023
Tags: #Business & Industry Law #Ethics
Royal Security – founded by ANC-linked businessman Chockalingam ‘Roy’ Moodley – has won a R282m security contract from the Western Cape Department of Infrastructure.

Bogus advocate arrested ‘while representing client’

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 31 May 2023
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice
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.

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