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Report recommends stadium contract be set aside

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 22 March 2022
Tags: #Administrative Law #General Legal Practice
The company that built the shoddy R15m Lesseyton stadium may be forced to repay monies received from the contract if the Enoch Mgijima Municipality acts on the recommendations of the probe into its construction.

SAP ordered to repay R413m for irregular contracts

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 17 March 2022
Tags: #General Legal Practice #Litigation #Science & Technology Law
Two multimillion-rand contracts ‘irregularly’ entered into by a multinational software company, Systems Applications Products (SAP), and the Department of Water & Sanitation have been nullified by the Special Tribunal, which ordered the company to repay R413m to the department.

Real estate racism hearings set for next week

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 17 March 2022
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice #Property Law
The Western Cape, and Cape Town in particular, has topped the list in terms of the number of racism complaints submitted to the Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority.

Judge Goliath 'ok' after security scare

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 17 March 2022
Tags: #Criminal Law #General Legal Practice
Two gunmen who fired shots and wounded a security guard outside the Cape Town home of Deputy Judge President Patricia Goliath are on the run as the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation steps in to investigate.

Children's criminal culpability raised to 12 years

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 17 March 2022
Tags: #General Legal Practice #Health Care & Social
Parliament is set to approve regulations that would allow the raising of children's criminal liability from 10 to 12 years.

Experts baffled by new Health Department rules

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 17 March 2022
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #General Legal Practice
As the government races to devise new measures for managing the coronavirus pandemic in order to lift the national State of Disaster, Health Minister Joe Phaahla has released a slew of proposed changes to current health regulations, some of which have left experts baffled.

New government unit moving on lifestyle audits

By Daily News Published on Friday, 11 March 2022
Tags: #Administrative Law #General Legal Practice
Lifestyle audits of more than a million public servants are in full swing, the chief director of the public administration ethics, integrity and disciplinary technical assistance unit, Dr Salomon Hoogenraad-Vermaak, said.

'Need for caution' over ending State of Disaster

By Daily News Published on Friday, 11 March 2022
Tags: #Civil Rights #General Legal Practice #Health Care & Social
Government's plan to end the State of Disaster is being hampered by concern over, among others, the suspension of alcohol bans and curfews should there be another wave of Covid-19 infections.

Makana recovery plan made order of court

By Daily News Published on Friday, 11 March 2022
Tags: #Administrative Law #General Legal Practice #Litigation
Makana municipality’s financial recovery plan has been made an order of court, putting both the municipality and the Eastern Cape provincial executive to terms to improve the financial and other management of the failing municipality.

Mkhwebane intent on protecting herself

By Daily News Published on Friday, 11 March 2022
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice
Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane's term as Public Protector will come to an end next year after seven years in office that have been largely defined by ‘scathing rulings that invalidated her most politically explosive reports’.

Concern over delay in Mango bail-out funding

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 10 March 2022
Tags: #Aviation Law #General Legal Practice
A delay in the transfer of a final amount of R399m from the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) to Mango has become a cause of concern for the business rescue practitioner of the low-cost airline, Sipho Sono.

New Act has far-reaching impact on property sector

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 09 March 2022
Tags: #General Legal Practice #Landlord Tenant Law #Property Law
The long-awaited Property Practitioner Act – which came into operation on 1 February – has recognised the need for transformation within the property sector and the protection of consumers.

ID expected to become permanent fixture

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 08 March 2022
Tags: #Criminal Law #General Legal Practice
President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to announce this year that the Investigating Directorate (ID) would be set up as a permanent agency. 

Mkhwebane’s strange accommodation patterns unpacked

By Daily News Published on Monday, 07 March 2022
Tags: #General Legal Practice
In February 2017, four months after her appointment, Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane moved into the exclusive ​​Bryntirion Estate in Pretoria, effectively becoming a neighbour to then President Jacob Zuma and his executive.

Lawyers welcome home repossession ruling

Lawyers representing consumers facing home repossessions have applauded a recent case in the Gauteng High Court that blocks lawyers trying to side-step court procedures by selling these homes for less than their market worth, reports The Citizen.

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