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ConCourt rebukes department over ‘comedy of errors’

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 18 October 2019
Tags: #Litigation
A 14-year battle over what should have been a simple prospecting rights issue has gone all the way to the Constitutional Court, which last week rebuked the Department of Mineral Resources for its ‘comedy of official errors’.

Prosecution after extradition 'not SA's problem'

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 18 October 2019
Tags: #Litigation
NGOs have not shown that SA was obliged to ensure that an extradited person would be effectively prosecuted by a requesting state, lawyers for former Mozambican Finance Minister Manuel Chang argued yesterday.

Domestics can claim damages retrospectively – ruling

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 18 October 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
In another victory for domestic workers, the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) ruled yesterday that those injured in the past while on duty will be able to claim damages.

Ace Magashule's son evicted from Gupta property

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 18 October 2019
Tags: #Insolvency Law #Litigation #Property Law
One of the business rescue practitioners dealing with the Gupta assets, Bouwer van Niekerk, has reportedly told the Mail & Guardian that one of the biggest problems they faced was the eviction of occupants in Gupta houses, one of them being Tshepiso Magashule, son of ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule.

Moyo asks court to jail Old Mutual directors

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 17 October 2019
Tags: #Business & Industry Law #Company Law #Litigation
Axed Old Mutual CEO Peter Moyo says there is no punishment befitting Old Mutual directors other than six months' jail time, without the option of a fine, on the contempt of court charges he lodged against them for disregarding a ruling that he be reinstated.

Motsoeneng takes up fight for R8m pension

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 17 October 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
Former SABC boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng has gone to court to challenge a five-year-old report by the Public Protector in his latest bid to force the SABC to release his R8m pension payout.

Philippi development judgment reserved

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 17 October 2019
Tags: #Environmental Law #Litigation
The Western Cape High Court has reserved judgment on whether the authorities followed the correct procedures when moving Cape Town's ‘urban edge’ to allow development in Philippi, where urban farming takes place, notes a News24 report.

Fawu rocked by financial troubles

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 17 October 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
The Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu), shaken by factional battles and a multimillion rand financial scandal, faces deregistration because of poor corporate governance and alleged mismanagement of membership fees, according to a Mail & Guardian report.

Senior prosecutors win 10-year salary battle

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 16 October 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
Past and present Deputy Directors of Public Prosecutions (DDPPs) will finally receive their increases and benefits after a decade-long battle, notes a News24 report.

Old Mutual to argue it's entitled to fire Moyo

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 16 October 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
Old Mutual will argue that an employer is entitled to terminate an employment contract when it appeals a judgment interdicting it from firing former CEO Peter Moyo. But ahead of that appeal, which may only be heard in December, Moyo will be in court next month.

Zuma wife plans to sue over poisoning allegations

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 16 October 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma, accused of being involved in a plot to poison her estranged husband, former President Jacob Zuma, is planning to sue the NPA and the Hawks for malicious prosecution.

NPA rejects diamond dealer’s R3.1bn claim

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 16 October 2019
Tags: #Litigation
The NPA has hit back at international diamond dealer Sylla Moussa following his letter of demand claiming the authority has cost him R3.1bn in financial damage to his business.

Judge asked to hear children's voices in custody case

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Tags: #Constitutional Law #Family Law #Health Care & Social #Litigation
Judgment was reserved in the Western Cape High Court yesterday in what a News24 report describes as a potential landmark case involving the voices of children being heard in court cases.

Prasa spends more to fight 'clean-up' claim

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Tags: #Litigation
Millions of rands are being wasted through the Passenger Rail Agency of SA’s (Prasa) bid to avoid paying a court order of more than R20m it allegedly owes to a company that did cleaning work for the state-owned entity at various train stations from November 2012 to July 2017.

Philippi land battle begins today

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Tags: #Civil Rights #Environmental Law #Litigation #Property Law
The legal battle over the Philippi Horticultural Area (PHA) starts today in the Western Cape High Court. A Cape Argus report notes the PHA Food and Farming Campaign will be arguing for the preservation of a key piece of agricultural land in the city’s jurisdiction that is under threat from proposed developments.

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