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Motion of no-confidence against rapist mayor passed

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 20 January 2022
Tags: #Administrative Law #General Legal Practice
The motion of no-confidence against the convicted rapist Mayor of Kannaland, Jeffrey Donson, and his Deputy, Werner Meshoa – who was found to have committed fraud – succeeded yesterday.

Experts decry State of Disaster extension

By Daily News Published on Monday, 17 January 2022
Tags: #Civil Rights #General Legal Practice
Various industries have reacted with disappointment to the extension of the National State of Disaster, which Co-operative Governance & Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma announced will be in effect until 15 February.

'Hot money' link to Moti abduction case

By Daily News Published on Monday, 17 January 2022
Tags: #Criminal Law #General Legal Practice
Police now believe that the kidnapping of the Moti children may have been an act of revenge by an aggrieved party in a complex illicit money transfer deal that went wrong.

Vrede dairy project beneficiaries identified

By Daily News Published on Friday, 14 January 2022
Tags: #General Legal Practice #Property Law
Nine years after the Vrede dairy project was launched, the controversial project will finally receive 65 beneficiaries today.

How we can recover the state capture loot

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 13 January 2022
Tags: #Criminal Law #General Legal Practice
The first tranche of the three-part report of the Zondo Commission has confirmed that state capture in SA is real; that there has been a great deal of criminal activity deserving of the attention of the criminal justice administration; and that the loot of state capture should be recovered urgently.

Private prosecutors to help tackle state capture predators

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 12 January 2022
Tags: #Criminal Law #General Legal Practice
Pressure is building on government to provide law enforcement agencies with the resources to conduct speedy investigations that result in prosecutions of state capture predators.

Overtime pay at Masters offices approved

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 12 January 2022
Tags: #General Legal Practice
Overtime pay has been approved for six Master of the Supreme Court offices across the country in a bid to address the backlogs which were worsened by the recent ransomware attack on the Justice Department’s information and communication technology systems.

Fraud accused’s bid to have R1m released fails

By Daily News Published on Friday, 17 December 2021
Tags: #Criminal Law #General Legal Practice #Litigation
eThekwini municipality deputy supply chain manager Sandile Ngcobo, one of 20 accused in a R320m corruption and fraud case relating to a waste collection contract, has failed in a bid to have R1m released from his restrained assets.

Standard Bank addresses data breach delays

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 14 December 2021
Tags: #Banking & Finance Law #General Legal Practice #Science & Technology Law
Standard Bank has said it took several days to disclose the latest data breach on its LookSee platform because its immediate focus was to get to the bottom of the issue first and establish how serious it was.

Judges set out arms deal appeal argument

By Daily News Published on Monday, 13 December 2021
Tags: #General Legal Practice #Litigation
More than two years after the High Court set aside the report of the arms deal commission, retired Judges Willie Seriti and Hendrik Musi have applied to appeal the judgment, saying it ‘is being used as a whip to harass us’.

Can succession and customary law coexist?

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 09 December 2021
Tags: #Estate Planning & Trusts #General Legal Practice #Property Law
In the apartheid era, a huge portion of the population was denied property rights in terms of the Black Land Act, the Group Areas Act and the Black Administration Act.

Widow liable after failing to withdraw challenge

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 01 December 2021
Tags: #General Legal Practice #Litigation
Ntombekhaya Maclean, the widow of former Buffalo City Metro Mayor Sindisile Maclean, is faced with a formidable legal bill after Eastern Cape High Court (Makhanda) Judge Murray Lowe ruled she is liable for wasted expenses in a court challenge over her late husband’s estate.

Huge delays at Master's Offices drag on

By Daily News Published on Monday, 29 November 2021
Tags: #General Legal Practice
Delays at the country's 15 Master's Offices are not only preventing beneficiaries of deceased estates from getting their dues, but recipients of court imposed maintenance payments have had to resort to picketing to get their voices heard.

Increasing independence of the NPA should be welcomed

By Daily News Published on Friday, 19 November 2021
Tags: #General Legal Practice
Reports that NDPP, Advocate Shamila Batohi, has argued for ‘a fully independent NPA in law, finance and operations’ are taken up by Advocate Jacques du Preez, CEO of the FW de Klerk Foundation, who says it would be a ‘crucially’ positive development in SA’s constitutional democracy.

Civil society angered by rapist’s mayoral position

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 18 November 2021
Tags: #Criminal Law #General Legal Practice
Civil rights group Action Society is calling for the removal of convicted child rapist Jeffrey Donson, as mayor of Kannaland local municipality, reports The Citizen.

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