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Backlog nears 14 000 at Masters’ Offices

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 09 April 2024
Tags: #General Legal Practice
Masters’ Offices were saddled with a backlog of almost 14 000 matters as at December 2023 and only 6.75% of the backlog has been cleared.

FIC targets legal firms and estate agents

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 02 April 2024
Tags: #General Legal Practice
The Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) has dished out hundreds of sanctions to legal practices and estate agencies which have failed to heed a call to file risk and compliance returns (RCRs) to the watchdog on time.

Change vital for silk status

By Daily News Published on Monday, 25 March 2024
Tags: #General Legal Practice
The Minister of Justice & Correctional Services, Ronald Lamola, has published guidelines regarding the conferral of senior attorney and Senior Counsel honours for eligible legal practitioners.

Maumela's conduct embarrassed me

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 19 March 2024
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice
Judge President Dunstan Mlambo yesterday testified that the ‘gross incompetence’ of Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) Judge Tshifhiwa Maumela embarrassed him because it led to a general distrust of the justice system.

ConCourt scraps enlistment of retired justices

By Daily News Published on Friday, 15 March 2024
Tags: #General Legal Practice
The Constitutional Court will no longer enlist the services of retired justices to assist with applications for leave to appeal as part of addressing the backlog in the country’s apex court.

Franchise code punts alternative dispute resolutions

By Daily News Published on Friday, 15 March 2024
Tags: #Business & Industry Law #General Legal Practice
While the franchise sector has the advantage of using an established model backed by a record of success, it has faced a series of setbacks, with load shedding, increased fuel prices and interest rates, a weaker rand and Covid-19 all taking their toll.

Brand remains defiant despite LPC probe

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 14 March 2024
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice
Advocate Johan Brand SC has maintained that High Court Judge Mandlenkosi Motha’s instruction that legal counsel in a case before him must file heads of argument regarding the lack of diversity in their team had nothing whatsoever to do with the merits of the case.

Businessman offers R5m reward for proof he is corrupt

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 13 March 2024
Tags: #General Legal Practice
In a bid to clear his name, wealthy businessman Vivian Reddy has offered to pay R5m to anyone who can prove that he is complicit in corrupt activities in the KwaDukuza Municipality (KDM), reports The Citizen.

Casino records subpoenaed in Nzimande probe

By Daily News Published on Monday, 11 March 2024
Tags: #General Legal Practice
The lead investigator into the corruption case against suspended KZN Regional Court President Eric Nzimande said he had subpoenaed records from casinos from the Eastern Cape to Newcastle and from a ‘loan shark’ after allegations that Nzimande had a gambling problem.

Ramaphosa confirms Hlophe’s axing

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 06 March 2024
Tags: #Constitutional Law #General Legal Practice
President Cyril Ramaphosa has officially written to Western Cape High Court Judge President John Hlophe informing him of his ‘immediate removal from office’.

Fix power stations, even at risk of load shedding

By Daily News Published on Monday, 04 March 2024
Tags: #General Legal Practice
A group of international experts, commissioned by National Treasury, have recommended that power stations be shut down and fixed properly ‘immediately’ – even if that means higher levels of load shedding.

Taxpayers forked out R1.3m on ‘super fans’

By Daily News Published on Friday, 01 March 2024
Tags: #General Legal Practice #Sports Law
Taxpayers shelled out at least R1.3m for ‘super fans’ Mama Joy Chauke and Botha Msila’s travel and accommodation during last year’s Rugby World Cup in France.

Ramaphosa urged to axe Gordhan over SAA sale

By Daily News Published on Friday, 01 March 2024
Tags: #Administrative Law #Aviation Law #General Legal Practice
UDM leader Bantu Holomisa wants President Cyril Ramaphosa to take action against Minister Pravin Gordhan after his ‘dramatic’ meeting with Parliament’s Public Enterprises Committee, reports TimesLIVE.

Hlophe case a lesson for others...

By Daily News Published on Friday, 01 March 2024
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice
Former Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe broke trust with the judiciary and the public. ‘His impeachment sets an example to other members of the judiciary who may feel tempted to abuse their power,’ says the HSRC’s Professor Narnia Bohler-Muller, a constitutional law expert.

DA now wants provincial cadre deployment records

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 28 February 2024
Tags: #General Legal Practice
The DA has said it is on course to file a Promotion of Access to Information Act (Paia) application to obtain and ‘expose all minutes and records’ from the ANC’s nine provinces and regional cadre deployment committees.

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