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The Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture has tightened its regulations to make it more difficult for witnesses to lie and evade questions. Amendments to the regulations state that witnesses will no longer be allowed to refuse to answer questions fully and satisfactorily, says a report in The Sunday Independent.
There is a worrying trend of systematic medical negligence in our hospitals. In AN v MEC for Health, Eastern Cape, the SCA recently remarked that ‘far too often this court is confronted with serious and serial negligence’ in hospitals … it is clear that studied neglect of standards has become pervasive in many such hospitals. 'Those reliant upon their services are receiving substandard care’.
With the Festive Season (and our Summer Holidays!) well and truly upon us, you may be inviting family or friends to visit you from overseas with their children, or perhaps you are a foreigner planning a family trip to South Africa. Either way here’s some good news in the form of a welcome concession from government in regard to the documentation you will need to produce on entry.
Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane has apparently noted her concerns about the liquidation application against Sekunjalo Independent Media (SIM), saying to close down the media giant would narrow the number of media voices in the country.
The Law Society of the Northern Provinces has been granted permission to inspect all accounting records of Polokwane attorney Tumi Mokwena, following complaints of misconduct.
Fresh Start Law Centre's claims on its website that the process of removing an old criminal record takes ‘12 weeks or less’ and that ‘we remove criminal records faster than any other company in SA’ has been condemned as dishonest and misleading by the Advertising Regulatory Board.
The Law Society of the Northern Provinces has been given the go-ahead to inspect the accounting records of Polokwane attorney Tumi Mokwena following complaints of misconduct.
Eastern Cape taxpayers forked out more than R324m to the State Attorney’s Office in the last five years to defend the Department of Health against medico-legal claims.
Only two officials have been dismissed and 10 suspended for opening accounts with the Venda Building Society (VBS) Mutual Bank against the National Treasury’s instructions.
Lawyers ripping off their clients to the tune of millions in contingency fees will be up against the new rules promulgated by the Legal Practice Council (LPC).
Attorney Grace Gichanga has come up with, a chatbot, Pro Se Legal, that will dispense practical legal advice to ordinary South Africans via social media platforms.
The businessman accused of calling Judge Nkola Motata the K-word, plans to sue him for this ‘false accusation’, says Rapport.
Two attorneys who were ordered to compensate a client R1.7m plus interest after all parties became the victims of cybercrime plan to appeal the judgment.
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has harsh words for a judge whom she believes may be appointed to hear a case that has the potential to weaken her hand in her SARS ‘rogue unit’ report against Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, notes Legalbrief.
A Pretoria law firm is to launch an application at the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) to overturn a practice directive that it believes is contributing to a mounting backlog of cases and the risk of enormous administrative costs, reports TimesLIVE.