Legal Articles and Guides
The owner of a struggling Johannesburg restaurant told a judge he bought a R1.8m Maserati to improve his credit record. But with the SUV missing, a debt that has ballooned to R2.7m and an overdraft rejection letter on his desk, Charles Renney failed to convince Acting Judge Jenine Khan to throw out WesBank's repossession application, notes a TimesLIVE report.
The Department of Justice has suspended two senior officials in the Pretoria Master’s Office, pending investigations into their roles in the appointment of liquidators of corruption-accused group of companies African Global Operations, previously Bosasa.
A concerned grandfather of a 14-year-old Mpumalanga girl has lodged a complaint against a prosecutor for allegedly refusing to oppose the bail of a 28-year-old man accused of her statutory rape, says a City Press report.
Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo wants a final extension to 31 December to allow him and his team to finalise the report of the State Capture Commission, says a Mail & Guardian report.
The Western Cape High Court has declared former financial broker Deon Pienaar ‘a vexatious litigant’ after PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) sued Pienaar for persistently initiating a string of legal actions against the firm.
Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe insists it would be ‘unconstitutional’ for President Cyril Ramaphosa to suspend him until his challenge of the process that sees him facing impeachment is finalised.
Andile Lungisa's suspension from the ANC has been overturned by the party's national disciplinary committee (NDC), reports News24.
Disgraced former attorney Anne Swanepoel was convicted on 11 charges including theft and fraud in the Specialised Commercial Crimes Court in Gqeberha on Friday, says a Weekend Post report.
Parliament has been advised against holding another inquiry into the conduct of Western Cape High Court Judge President John Hlophe, as its role is limited to a checks-and-balance function.
Komani lawyer Mzwabantu Majola has been struck of the roll of attorneys for allegedly stealing money from several clients, says a Daily Dispatch report.
The Judge President of the Western Cape division, John Hlophe, has not issued any handwriting reprimand to judges, according to the Office of the Chief Justice, which labelled the ‘directive’ as fake.
Attorney Richard Spoor, acting for the fugitive Bobroff father-and-son team, is urging thousands of ‘potentially guilty’ lawyers to support a petition to the Constitutional Court seeking leave to challenge a SCA ruling that confirmed his clients were guilty of theft when it dismissed their appeal against a High Court decision granting a forfeiture order against them in terms of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act.
The Constitutional Court has taken issue with Labour Court and Labour Appeal Court judges who award punitive legal costs.
The Western Cape High Court has struck the name of Brian Albertus Baumann, an attorney who defrauded clients of millions in Road Accident Fund (RAF) payouts, from the roll of attorneys, says a TimesLIVE report.
There have been accusations of racism in Parliament where the EFF vowed to defend Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe from the ‘white’ judiciary.