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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.
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.
Social justice lobby groups are celebrating a victory after the government heeded calls for evictions to be placed on hold following the lockdown.
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’.
The Human Rights Commission (HRC) has filed an application against Stanford wedding venue Beloftebos and its owners for allegedly discriminating against same-sex couples.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Attorney Barnabas Xulu, a friend of Jacob Zuma and lawyer to Western Cape Judge President, John Hlophe, has been ordered to pay back around R20m in legal fees funnelled to his firm by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries, which was entitled to free legal advice from the Office of the State Attorney.
The urgent application by Polokwane lawyer Tumi Mokwena for the suspension of a liquidation order on his law firm has been thrown out by the Limpopo High Court (Polokwane).
An Umlazi magistrate set free a man accused of raping a teenage girl because he carried a bag, styled his hair and did the washing – which, the magistrate said, meant he must be gay and ‘not interested in women’.
The owner of a Mitchells Plain superette, whose staff allegedly refused access to a mother and her disabled child in a wheelchair, claims they did not know the boy was unable to walk.
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.