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Another twist in battle between RAF and panel attorneys

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 06 July 2020
Tags: #Ethics #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
The long-running battle between the Road Accident Fund and its panel of attorneys, with which it is seeking to sever ties, has taken another turn over whether or not a recent judgment directing the reinstatement of the attorneys for six months pending resolution of the matter can be implemented despite the RAF having filed papers with the SCA seeking relief to appeal Judge Wendy Hughes judgment.

RAF alleges High Court judgments fraud

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 12 June 2020
Tags: #Ethics #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
The Road Accident Fund has made the astonishing claim to have ‘forensically established’ that judgments of the Gauteng division of the High Court have been ‘issued fraudulently’ and that this has allegedly cost the RAF ‘millions of rands’.

Contradictory affidavits raise Mkhwebane bias concerns

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 25 May 2020
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, who is facing a potential inquiry into her fitness to hold office, has repeatedly said she is a truly independent watchdog who does not deserve the multiple findings of perceived bias against her.

Mkhwebane urged to reveal costs order donors

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 21 May 2020
Tags: #Constitutional Law #Ethics
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has insisted that those who funded President Cyril Ramaphosa’s ANC election campaign would almost certainly expect favours in return from him – and argued that this is why Ramaphosa should be forced to disclose their identities.

Charges urged over man's ‘blackface’ post

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 28 April 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Ethics
An East London businessman has come under fire for a racist post in which his son is painted in ‘blackface’. But a Daily Dispatch Weekend Edition report says Russel Kruger – who admitted he is the author – said the post was an ‘innocent joke’.

Hlophe's lawyer attacks Western Cape judges

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 28 April 2020
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice #Litigation
Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe’s lawyer, Barnabas Xulu, has launched what is described as an unprecedented attack on judges in the Western Cape division who recently lodged a collective complaint with the JSC about a fellow judge allegedly assaulted by Hlophe.

Court action threat over 'exposed' health workers

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 01 April 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Ethics #Health Care & Social #Litigation
SA’s biggest public sector union, Nehawu, has threatened Health Minister Zweli Mkhize with court action, accusing his department of allegedly forcing some health workers to work without protective gear, notes a Cape Argus report.

Cape Bar lodges complaint against Judge Parker

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 01 April 2020
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice
The Cape Bar Council has lodged a complaint with the JSC against Western Cape High Court Judge Mushtak Parker, with regard to his conduct and knowledge of an alleged R8m shortfall in the trust account of a legal firm he helped to establish, according to a Daily Maverick report by Marianne Thamm.

Lobby groups welcome evictions halt

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 30 March 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Ethics #Litigation #Property Law
Social justice lobby groups are celebrating a victory after the government heeded calls for evictions to be placed on hold following the lockdown.

Parrot breeder targeted for neglecting birds

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 20 March 2020
Tags: #Ethics #Litigation
The Randburg SPCA is taking on parrot breeder Antonius Gerhardus Meiring, describing his court application for the return of his birds, seized from his property earlier this year, as ‘bereft of any moral fibre’.

HRC seeks ruling on same-sex discrimination

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 03 March 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Constitutional Law #Ethics #Litigation
The Human Rights Commission (HRC) has filed an application against Stanford wedding venue Beloftebos and its owners for allegedly discriminating against same-sex couples.

State implicated in forced female sterilisation

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 25 February 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Ethics #Health Care & Social
The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) has recommended petitions to the SA Law Reform Commission to amend legislation to ensure consent was properly obtained for sterilisation procedures for women.

Hlophe saga ... and the missing court papers

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 19 February 2020
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice #Litigation
Goings-on behind the scenes at the Western Cape High Court continue to grab the media’s attention – and now questions are being asked about missing court papers regarding the matter of the alleged misappropriation of R8m from the trust of a legal firm founded by Judge Mushtak Parker, one of the division’s judges.

Former attorney sought 'his cut' of client's will

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 14 February 2020
Tags: #Ethics #Litigation
An attorney who was struck off for ‘rapacious plundering’ of damages paid to road accident victims, has received a fresh upbraiding by the Western Cape High Court and was slapped with new costs orders, according to a Times Select report.

Hold 'fake news' journalists accountable

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 03 February 2020
Tags: #Ethics #Litigation #Media Law #Personal Injury Law
Former SARS executive Johann van Loggerenberg has called for widespread changes to media regulations after his career at the revenue service was tarnished following reports, which have since been debunked, that he was part of an illegal spying unit.

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