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Malema tells EFF to defy lockdown rules

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 17 June 2021
Tags: #General Legal Practice #Health Care & Social #Litigation
EFF leader Julius Malema has launched a scathing attack on government, instructing his members to defy lockdown regulations until more coronavirus vaccines were procured.

Hlophe picked the judge to argue his fate

By Daily News Published on Monday, 14 June 2021
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice #Litigation
Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe – the first judge to face possible impeachment for gross misconduct after being found guilty by a Judicial Conduct Tribunal – selected a judge to represent the division at deliberations into his final fate, says a Daily Maverick report by Marianne Thamm.

State accused of ‘extravagance’ in Xulu case

By Daily News Published on Monday, 14 June 2021
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice #Litigation
The state's hunting down of lawyer Barnabas Xulu for R20m in legal fees is an ‘extraordinary extravagance’, his Advocate, Isaac Shai, told the Western Cape High Court in a virtual hearing on Friday.

JSC's Hlophe protectors about to be exposed

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 09 June 2021
Tags: #General Legal Practice
In a stinging rebuke of the ‘deadlocked’ JSC over the impeachment of Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe, the Daily Maverick’s Marianne Thamm suggests some JSC member have lost their ethical compasses.

Hlophe lawyer's bid to appeal contempt ruling dismissed

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 09 June 2021
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice #Litigation
Judge President John Hlophe's attorney, Barnabas Xulu, has failed in his urgent bid to challenge the scathing contempt of court ruling made against him, which he argued unlawfully ordered him to hand over his Porsche.

JSC kicks the Hlophe can down the road

By Daily News Published on Monday, 07 June 2021
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice
It was a surprise to nobody in the legal profession when the divided JSC ducked out of taking any decision – except to postpone the process that has dragged on for 13 long years – on whether Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe should face impeachment.

Telecoms giant cuts ties with Surve’s Sekunjalo

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 03 June 2021
Tags: #Business & Industry Law #General Legal Practice
The local arm of global telecoms giant BT has announced it will terminate its relationship with Iqbal Surve’s Sekunjalo Group due to what it calls a ‘misrepresentation of facts’, says a Business Day report.

DA flags 'ridiculous' sums for service providers

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 02 June 2021
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice
The Gauteng Department of Sports, Arts, Culture & Recreation spent R16m on two service providers to administer R13.2m Covid-19 relief grants to the Gauteng athletes and artists.

More skeletons tumble out of Digital Vibes cupboard

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 02 June 2021
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice
The heat is about to be turned up a notch on Health Minister Zweli Mkhize following the latest revelations by Daily Maverick investigative unit Scorpio on the Digital Vibes saga.

Systemic causes of state capture unexplored

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 02 June 2021
Tags: #General Legal Practice #Litigation
The Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture is duplicating an existing state function – that of investigating and prosecuting individual crimes. Rather than looking into the systemic cause of state capture, it seems preoccupied with the escapades of ‘capturepreneurs’.

State printer system crash investigation proposed

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 01 June 2021
Tags: #General Legal Practice
Parliament’s Home Affairs Portfolio Committee says it has recommended an investigation into the loss of data after a system crash at the Government Printing Works (GPW).

Online system for deceased estates this year

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 26 May 2021
Tags: #General Legal Practice #Science & Technology Law
Justice Minister Ronald Lamola says his department is developing an online system for the reporting of deceased estates, expected to come on stream in the current financial year.

De Lille tackles over-charging for ANC funerals

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 26 May 2021
Tags: #General Legal Practice
The government plans to spend less on functions, state visits and funerals, according to Public Works & Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille who was delivering her budget vote speech in Parliament yesterday.

Hlophe pulls out of Mkhwebane case

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 25 May 2021
Tags: #General Legal Practice #Litigation
Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe has withdrawn from the case in which Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is challenging the constitutionality of Parliament’s impeachment rules.

Phosa opens case over Yacoob 'step-aside' spat

By Daily News Published on Monday, 24 May 2021
Tags: #General Legal Practice
He would willingly testify before the JSC, said former Constitutional Court Justice Zak Yacoob after former ANC treasurer-general Mathews Phosa opened a criminal case against him.

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