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Customary marriage valid

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 20 February 2024
Tags: #African Customary Law #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
In what a Pretoria News report calls yet another battle between two women who both claim they are the customary wives of their now-dead husband, the Free State High Court (Bloemfontein) has declared the first wife – who was married to him for 26 years and bore him 13 children – is the lawful wife.

No ‘malicious prosecution’ of Ledwaba

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 20 February 2024
Tags: #Litigation
Former Scorpions deputy head Jeff Ledwaba’s R46m lawsuit against the NPA has been dismissed after the SCA found no evidence to support his ‘malicious prosecution’ claims over fraud charges.

Standard Bank's Sekunjalo appeal dismissed

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 20 February 2024
Tags: #Banking & Finance Law #Litigation
In another triumph for Sekunjalo and its related companies in their long battle against some of SA’s biggest banks, Standard Bank’s leave to appeal a former ruling made on 14 September 2023 that prevented it from closing Sekunjalo’s various bank accounts, has been dismissed with costs.

Another twist in the ‘Please Call Me’ saga

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 20 February 2024
Tags: #Business & Industry Law #Litigation #Science & Technology Law
If Nkosana Makate invented the Please Call Me service, the subject of the ongoing 15-year-old court case between him and Vodacom, where is his patent? Or even his application for one?

Parliament wants Hlophe interdict bid struck from roll

By Daily News Published on Monday, 19 February 2024
Tags: #Litigation
Parliament has slammed suspended Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe's last-ditch application to interdict the National Assembly from voting on his removal from office as ‘not strong’, arguing the application should be struck from the court roll.

SA company wins R8bn platinum mine fight

By Daily News Published on Monday, 19 February 2024
Tags: #Business & Industry Law #Litigation
The Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) has thwarted attempts by a Chinese-owned company to claim mineral rights in Limpopo worth billions of rands.

Government hopes to settle R500m lawsuit

By Daily News Published on Monday, 19 February 2024
Tags: #Litigation
The government wants to settle a nearly R500m lawsuit after failing to pay a now liquidated company for services rendered  –  despite Treasury repeatedly acknowledging the 17-year-old debt, says a Mail & Guardian report.

Judge rules against wife’s bid to jail husband

By Daily News Published on Monday, 19 February 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
A Cape Town woman who demanded that her soon-to-be ex-husband be sent to jail for six months for contempt of court because he could not afford to pay private school fees for their two children has been described as ‘callous’ in a finding by the Western Cape High Court.

Bank going after troubled businessman’s assets

By Daily News Published on Monday, 19 February 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Tax Law
Troubled businessman Leeroy Sidambe faces yet another financial hurdle as a commercial entity wants to cancel its business ventures with his company Sakhile Eweni and possibly auction his matrimonial home and luxury car.

Couple takes medical scheme scrap to ConCourt

By Daily News Published on Monday, 19 February 2024
Tags: #Litigation
Business partners Yusuf Cassiem and his wife Charlnita claim President Cyril Ramaphosa benefitted from crooked medical schemes’ while he was the chairperson of the Bidvest Group.

Parliament to defend Hlophe’s urgent application

By Daily News Published on Friday, 16 February 2024
Tags: #Litigation
Parliament says it will defend an urgent application by suspended Western Cape High Court Judge President John Hlophe to stop an impeachment vote against him in the House next week.

Woman’s negligence caused her fall

By Daily News Published on Friday, 16 February 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
A slip and trip incident outside a Food Lover’s Market (FLM) outlet in Bloemfontein in which a woman claimed R433 509 for the damages she had suffered following the incident, has seen FLM as well as the owner of the building vindicated.

Sekunjalo accounts will remain open

By Daily News Published on Friday, 16 February 2024
Tags: #Banking & Finance Law #Business & Industry Law #Constitutional Law #Litigation
In what The Star calls an undertaking that ‘popped out of the woodwork at 4pm’ in the Western Cape High Court yesterday, lawyers for Standard Bank said the bank accounts of the Sekunjalo Group of companies would remain open even if an interim interdict against the bank was not upheld.

City granted order to evict homeless people in CBD

By Daily News Published on Friday, 16 February 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Property Law
The Western Cape High Court has granted a final eviction order in the City of Cape Town's application to remove homeless people living around Culemborg, reports News24.

Defrauded couple get their home back

By Daily News Published on Friday, 16 February 2024
Tags: #Banking & Finance Law #Litigation #Property Law
Benita and Claude Anderson turned to the Eastern Cape High Court (Gqeberha) in an attempt to get back their home which they lost in a fraudulent financial scheme.

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