Legal Articles and Guides
‘So the expected took place. Jacob Zuma never had any intention of appearing before the Zondo Commission and providing his side of the story regarding his alleged role in state capture.’
A last-minute bid by Santam’s lawyers to have Guardrisk’s SCA Covid-19-related business interruption insurance hearing against Café Chameleon postponed so that it could join the appeal in the landmark matter, failed in the SCA yesterday.
The Western Cape High Court has reversed the sale of SA’s entire strategic fuel stock in 2015 and also awarded compensation to the buyers, including for hedging losses, which will be costly to the state.
Road Accident Fund (RAF) CEO Collins Letsoalo has cautioned judges against abusing their powers and overstepping boundaries when delivering judgments. This follows comments by a judge that in her opinion, the RAF should be liquidated, which Letsoalo has described as a judicial overreach, according to a report in The Sunday Independent.
The R1bn civil lawsuit in which Deputy President David Mabuza and 24 others are accused of corruption related to a land scam in Mpumalanga is set for trial in July after a litany of obstacles prevented the process from getting off the ground, notes City Press.
SA's largest short-term insurer Santam has, as expected, decided to apply for leave to appeal last week’s decision by a full Bench of the Western Cape High Court that it is liable to pay a hospitality client its full Covid-19 business interruption losses, including those related to the lockdown.
Eskom has already written off almost R8bn of the R18bn it claimed it was owed by households in Soweto largely because of interest that exceeded the principal debt which breached the in duplum rule.
The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) is calling for Comair's section 189 notices to be scrapped, accusing the airline of colluding with another union, Solidarity, to circumvent the ongoing retrenchment process.
Two Gupta-owned companies are back in business rescue after the SCA overruled moves to terminate the process. The Citizen reports in 2018, eight of the Gupta family’s companies were placed in voluntary business rescue after the country’s banks closed their accounts.
What’s next for former President Jacob Zuma? That’s the question exercising some of the country’s top legal minds, including Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, this morning after Zuma absconded from the State Capture Inquiry yesterday.
Former President Jacob Zuma’s implication that State Capture Commission of Inquiry chairperson Judge Raymond Zondo was at best forgetful – at worst economical with the truth – when he claimed he and Zuma were acquaintances and not friends has caused another delay in the Deputy Chief Justice’s ruling on whether or not he will recuse himself from the hearing while the former President gives his testimony.
Former SAA chairperson Dudu Myeni is seeking leave to introduce new evidence pertaining to the testimony of the airline's former board member, Yakhe Kwinana, at the State Capture Inquiry.
A five-year-old internal report into irregularities at the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) ‘has gone off like a nuclear bomb’, according to a source at the troubled institution.
Court papers involving the litigation between the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and an investment holding company co-founded by former Old Mutual CEO Peter Moyo reveals the extraordinary lengths the industrial financier went to when it agreed to a settlement with its embattled borrower.
Whether Comair's kulula.com and British Airways brands will be able to start operating again as from 1 December after all, might be impacted by an urgent Labour Court application by the National Union of Metalworkers of (Numsa), says a Fin24 report.