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Deputy Justice Minister John Jeffery says while there is a way to get the Master’s Office running efficiently, he does not believe it has suffered a complete collapse.
Paul Ngobeni, one-time adviser to disgraced former Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane and author of a controversial column for sacked Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, withdrew his application to be admitted to the Bar in the Western Cape High Court on Friday.
As the National Assembly prepares to determine the future of disgraced Judges John Hlophe and Nkola Motata after they were found guilty of gross misconduct, what the duo will lose – including the substantial privileges and public standing associated with their judicial positions – is spelled out in a City Press report.
In a landmark event for the judiciary, Parliament’s Justice & Correctional Services Committee has recommended that retired Judge Nkola Motata and suspended Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe be removed from the Bench.
Minister of Justice Ronald Lamola has approved a rescue plan for the Master’s Office, reports GroundUp. The dysfunction of the Master’s Office has reached a crisis point according to many in the legal fraternity.
Road accident victim Ntokozo Mgaga (21) has accused Literatim Legal Services – appointed by the court to administer a trust for her benefit – of unlawful delays.
Former President Jacob Zuma has filed a supplementary affidavit with the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) in his bid to have the April 2022 appointment of Raymond Zondo as the country’s Chief Justice set aside, saying he was the ‘worst performer’ during the JSC interviews.
The Parliament Secretary said he is pleased with the progress that had been made so far to upgrade infrastructure on the buildings that were damaged by a fire allegedly started by Zandile Mafe in 2022.
Some 264 judgments have been outstanding for at least six months in courts across the country – the highest number since GroundUp started reporting on late judgments in 2017.
Justice & Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola has approved a rescue plan for the Master’s Office, which has been plagued with backlogs and inefficient processes across the country.
The Constitutional Court is failing to deliver judgments timeously, reports GroundUp. According to the news outlet, the apex court has four late judgments outstanding and many others have been delivered late this year.
Six months after he was charged with pocketing millions meant for a client who had lost use of his legs in a car crash, disbarred Gqeberha attorney Shaun Masimla allegedly did it again by stealing from a widow and her children.
Justice Minister Ronald Lamola has dismissed as ‘misinformation’ an economic impact report by Rhodes University economics Professor Geoff Antrobus predicting the shedding of thousands of jobs in Makhanda if the seat of the High Court moved from that city to Bhisho.
Justice Minister Ronald Lamola and Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana have been taken to court for implementing a new fee structure for legal practitioners, says a report in The Sunday Independent.
Justice & Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola has dismissed a suggestion that the Master’s Office is dysfunctional.