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Mbalula extends drivers' licences renewal period

By Daily News Published on Monday, 30 August 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #General Legal Practice #Motor Vehicles
The grace period for licence renewals has once again been extended, with 1.2m motorists in possession of expired licences yet to renew them.

Finally, Hlophe to face impeachment hearing

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 26 August 2021
Tags: #General Legal Practice
A substantial majority of the JSC has voted to uphold a gross misconduct finding against Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe, paving the way for an impeachment process by Parliament.

Attorney leaves long trail of financial scams

By Daily News Published on Monday, 23 August 2021
Tags: #Criminal Law #Ethics #General Legal Practice
The South African attorney arrested and charged with embezzlement of more than R1.4m in Mauritius is facing a disciplinary process before the Legal Practice Council (LPC).

Driving licence renewal ‘crisis’ looms

By Daily News Published on Friday, 20 August 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #General Legal Practice #Motor Vehicles
The end of the grace period for renewing learner’s licences, driving licence cards, temporary driving licences, and professional driving permits (PrdPs) that expired between March and December last year is looming.

Judge raps attorney as killer gets appeal date postponement

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 18 August 2021
Tags: #Criminal Law #General Legal Practice #Litigation
Convicted killer Shannon Petersen has managed to get a postponement on his sentence appeal date, despite being late in filing his court papers, after a judge allowed it in the interests of justice.

Restaurants urge Cabinet to lift restrictions

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 17 August 2021
Tags: #Business & Industry Law #General Legal Practice
The Restaurant Association of SA (Rasa) is calling for the Cabinet to end restrictions on eateries after an estimated 1 100 restaurants shut down during the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, says a Business Day report.

Law firm's authority to act for Gupta company questioned

By Daily News Published on Friday, 06 August 2021
Tags: #General Legal Practice #Insolvency Law #Litigation
The NPA has applied for leave to dispute the authority of BDK Attorneys to represent a Gupta-owned company that is the subject of an interim restraint order.

Seth Nthai's ConCourt appeal dismissed with costs

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 05 August 2021
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice #Litigation
Lawyer Seth Nthai's career has been dealt a blow after the Constitutional Court dismissed his application to appeal a SCA judgment that overturned his re-admission to the Bar.

Why that ruling on Mkhwebane is questionable

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 03 August 2021
Tags: #General Legal Practice
‘An unusual event occurred last week – that serial loser of litigation before the courts, the Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, won in court.’

Ban on non-citizens practising law challenged

Three Zimbabwe-born law graduates, who cannot practise because they are not ‘permanent residents’ or SA citizens, have launched a constitutional challenge to the Legal Practice Act (LPA), according to legal writer Tania Broughton in a GroundUp report.

Transnet port divisions declare force majeure

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 27 July 2021
Tags: #General Legal Practice #Science & Technology Law
In what a Moneyweb report describes as an an unprecedented move, Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) declared force majeure yesterday following the ongoing fallout from a cyber-attack last week which hit the entire Transnet Group.

Stalingrad strategy is alive and kicking

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 27 July 2021
Tags: #General Legal Practice
‘Justice Edwin Cameron is unquestionably one of the very finest judges produced in SA. His is a voice of legal clarity and moral authority. Thus, when he recently analysed the reasons for the inability of the South African legal system to respond to the so-called Stalingrad legal strategy, designed to prevent the final resolution of important litigation, his contribution to a debate that goes to the very legitimacy of the legal system needs an urgent response.’

Claims of attacks on infrastructure disputed

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 22 July 2021
Tags: #Business & Industry Law #General Legal Practice
Critical water infrastructure and communication networks faced no direct assault during the wave of violent unrest last week.

We're too lax on Stalingrad tactics

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 22 July 2021
Tags: #Constitutional Law #General Legal Practice
Don’t blame the Constitution for allowing Stalingrad tactics – blatantly employed by for President Jacob Zuma, but by others as well – to cause unreasonable delays in criminal trials.

Lamola's law firm bungled Lotteries probe

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 22 July 2021
Tags: #General Legal Practice
Three forensic reports compiled by a high-profile firm of attorneys commissioned by the National Lotteries Commission to investigate corruption with Lottery funding are littered with forged documents, according to a GroundUp investigation.

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