Legal Articles and Guides
Eskom has told independent producers of wind-generated power that it will declare force majeure on their power purchase contracts due to a lack of demand for electricity during the lockdown, says a Business Day 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.
Mediation is a voluntary process which allows parties to a dispute the opportunity to appoint a qualified and impartial mediator, whose role it is to facilitate discussions and assist the parties in reaching an agreed settlement.
Describing their concerns as ‘more illusory than real’, the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) has dismissed an urgent application by attorneys to continue as lawyers for the RAF.
While the current lockdown will only be effective if we embrace the spirit of the recently-promulgated regulations and avoid leaving our houses unless it is absolutely necessary, in some cases these regulations may have to be augmented to clarify matters and to ensure their effective enforcement.
Rapper Pitch Black Afro should have known his actions would have led to his wife’s death when he allegedly hit her head against a wall. This was the state's argument in the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) yesterday in seeking the conviction of the rapper – real name Thulani Ngcobo – on the principle of dolus eventualis, because he should have foreseen that his actions could reasonably lead to someone's death.
From this week, a new court rule requires that parties must consider mediation to try to resolve their disputes before taking a matter to court.
President Cyril Ramaphosa is facing court action if he doesn’t reconsider his recent pronouncement on salaries for the judiciary.
The controversial book The Lost Boys of Bird Island, in which claims of paedophilia are made against apartheid-era Ministers, has been withdrawn by its publishers, says a News24 report.
Justice Minister Ronald Lamola yesterday provisionally suspended Pretoria Chief Magistrate Desmond Nair pending the outcome of an investigation into his fitness to hold office.
The Law Society (LSSA) has raised its concern about the ‘drastic action’ of the Road Accident Fund (RAF), labelling its decision to instruct RAF-appointed attorneys to hand over case files ‘unconstitutional, irrational, unreasonable and arbitrary’, reports Legalbrief.
More than 90 mostly black-owned law firms and their clients across the country might be left in the lurch after the Road Accident Fund (RAF) demanded they hand back case files.
Jacob Zuma’s former lawyers have denied they received millions of rands from a Gupta-linked company fuelled by money allegedly stolen from Transnet.
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.
Acting Judge President of the KZN High Court, Judge Mjabuliseni Madondo has publicly condemned the ‘attacks’ on Judge Dhaya Pillay who is presiding over former President Jacob Zuma’s corruption case.