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SCA asks Minister to fix Eastern Cape hospitals

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 16 August 2019
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation
In what The Herald says is an unusual move, five judges of the SCA have asked Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize to intervene and urgently address the dire situation in the Eastern Cape’s public hospitals.

LSSA welcomes ConCourt dismissal of conveyancing issue

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 16 August 2019
Tags: #General Legal Practice #Litigation
The Law Society (LSSA) has welcomed the dismissal by the Constitutional Court of the application for leave to appeal in the matter of Proxi Smart Services (Pty) Limited v the Law Society of SA and Others. The matter was dismissed with costs.

LSSA welcomes ConCourt dismissal of conveyancing issue

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 16 August 2019
Tags: #General Legal Practice #Litigation
The Law Society (LSSA) has welcomed the dismissal by the Constitutional Court of the application for leave to appeal in the matter of Proxi Smart Services (Pty) Limited v the Law Society of SA and Others. The matter was dismissed with costs.

Molefe asks for time to pay Solidarity costs

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 16 August 2019
Tags: #Litigation
Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe has written a letter to trade union Solidarity asking for 30 days to repay a legal cost order made against him to the tune of R708 102, says a TimesLIVE report.

Guptas turn on Survé, Matjila over press deal

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 15 August 2019
Tags: #Litigation
The Gupta family has fired what a Daily Maverick report describes as ‘an audacious R1bn lawsuit’ at its one-time business partner Dr Iqbal Survé and former Public Investment Corporation boss Dr Daniel Matjila.

Zuma legal fees appeal 'spurious', says Selfe

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 15 August 2019
Tags: #Litigation
Former President Jacob Zuma's latest bid to appeal the High Court ruling that he reimburses the legal fees paid on his behalf by the state was spurious, the DA said yesterday, according to a report on the IoL site.

Ruling halts R350m Eskom contract

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 14 August 2019
Tags: #Litigation
Eskom has been stopped from awarding a three-year, R350m contract for supplying lubricants to its power stations, with a ruling that it had not complied with its own procurement risk and governance protocols.

Zuma sued over Hanekom spy claims

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 13 August 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
Former President Jacob Zuma’s allegations that one of his former colleagues was an apartheid spy is to be tested in court. Derek Hanekom, whom Zuma appointed to various Cabinet positions in his administration, is suing the former President for R500 000, says a Business Day report.

Judge blocks R147.6m undefended damages award

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 13 August 2019
Tags: #Litigation
The Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) has stepped in to prevent the taxpayer from forking out R147.6m in damages to a former prisoner, says a Pretoria News report.

Heavyweight legal team to fight listeriosis class action

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 12 August 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
During the listeriosis outbreak, a municipal health inspector was denied access to the Polokwane facility of Tiger Brands’ subsidiary, Consumer Brands – because he didn’t have the right paperwork to take samples.

Molefe runs out of options on R11m pension payback

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 08 August 2019
Tags: #Litigation
Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe has reached the end of the road in his fight to retain his full Eskom pension, notes Legalbrief. He will now have to cough up about R11m in pension payments, after the Constitutional Court dismissed his application for leave to appeal an order that he repay the money.

Stellenbosch language issue before top court

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 08 August 2019
Tags: #Civil Rights #Education Law #Litigation
Stellenbosch University amended its language policy due to political pressure and not for practical reasons, the lobby group Gelyke Kanse/Equal Opportunities claims in papers before the Constitutional Court.

Malema stands firm in battle with journalists

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 07 August 2019
Tags: #Ethics #Litigation
Judgment was reserved in the Equality Court (Pretoria) yesterday after two days of hearings in the case between the SA National Editors Forum (Sanef) and the EFF, whose leader Julius Malema showed no signs of backing down, notes a Daily Maverick report.

Top court shuts door on Uitsig High School

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 07 August 2019
Tags: #Constitutional Law #Education Law #Litigation
The Constitutional Court has dismissed an appeal by Uitsig High School against Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schäfer’s decision to close it, says an EWN report.

Law firm gets thumbs up to pursue Transnet probes

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 07 August 2019
Tags: #General Legal Practice #Litigation
Transnet has welcomed a ruling by the High Court confirming that Mncedisi Ndlovu & Sedumedi (MNS) Attorneys has the authority to act on its behalf in pursuing those allegedly involved in state capture.

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