ARTICLES RELATING TO GEORGE BIZOS

Bizos queries top cop absence at Marikana

2014-03-27 13:04

Senior police officers should have led from the front when police moved to confront striking Lonmin miners at Marikana, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Bizos honoured for defence of struggle heroes

2014-02-19 21:05

Veteran human rights lawyer George Bizos has received an award from the Free Market Foundation at a ceremony in Johannesburg.

Bizos: Mandela was unselfish

2014-02-03 18:41

Former president Nelson Mandela's will shows how unselfish he was, his lawyer and friend George Bizos has said.

Royal family: 'Don't undermine Graça Machel'

2013-12-24 12:05
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No member of the Mandela family may intimidate former president Nelson Mandela's widow Graça Machel, the AbaThembu royal family has said.

Mandela’s friend Bizos arrives in Mthatha

2013-12-14 15:00

The first of several dignitaries expected to attend the funeral of former president Nelson Mandela has arrived at the Mthatha Airport.

Mandela was best dressed Wits student - Bizos

2013-12-12 22:15

Former president Nelson Mandela was one of the best dressed students during his time at the University of the Witwatersrand, his friend and advocate George Bizos says.

Bizos: Mandela’s legacy will live on

2013-12-06 06:10

Former president Nelson Mandela will be missed but his legacy will live on, family friend George Bizos says.

Individuals caused Marikana deaths, inquiry hears

2013-10-24 13:14

The shooting of 34 miners at Marikana was not due to the police's dispersal plan, but came down to the actions of individual police officers, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Mpofu set to return to Marikana inquiry

2013-10-14 14:41

Dali Mpofu and lawyers for the miners who were wounded and arrested at Marikana last year are expected to return to the Farlam inquiry after winning a court application for state funding.

DA seeks clarity on info bill

2013-09-19 23:16

DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko has asked President Jacob Zuma for clarity on the extent to which MPs can make amendments to the protection of state information bill.

Mandela case struck off the roll

2013-07-29 14:29

A court application for the removal of trustees by former president Nelson Mandela's children has been struck off the roll, the law firm Norton Rose Fulbright says.

Mandela case may be struck off roll

2013-07-25 09:09

The legal battle between businessman Tokyo Sexwale, Bally Chuene and George Bizos, and the Mandela family might be further delayed or struck off the court roll.

Legal representation not absolute: Bizos

2013-07-12 16:37

Legal representation at a commission of inquiry is not an absolute right, veteran human rights lawyer George Bizos has told the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Bizos recalls his last Mandela visit

2013-07-11 20:45

Human rights lawyer George Bizos recalls the day he spent with Nelson Mandela at his Houghton home, a week before Madiba was hospitalised.

Mandela family gathers round ailing icon

2013-06-11 22:59

As ex-president Nelson Mandela battles in hospital against a potentially life-threatening lung infection, his kin have come together to be at his bedside.

Mandela's daughters sue their father

2013-05-20 10:33
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Nelson Mandela's daughters are suing him for the rights to his artworks and control of his millions, according to a report.

Madiba trademark battle set to hot up

2013-05-05 17:49

Relatives of global icon Nelson Mandela are poised for a head-to-head with the foundation that bears his name over the Mandela brand, according to a report.

Fears that inquiry drags into 2014

2013-04-25 22:29

Lawyers at the hearings into the Marikana unrest are worried that the proceedings will drag on until 2014, the Farlam Commission on Inquiry has heard.

Changes to info bill, but debate continues

2013-04-23 17:39

The amended protection of state information bill looks set to be debated by the National Assembly.

Mandela family, Bizos rift deepens

2013-04-17 16:17
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A granddaughter of Nelson Mandela has harshly criticised George Bizos, in an escalation of a dispute over funds linked to two companies connected to the former president.

Mandela family wants Bizos out

2013-04-10 07:57
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Former president Nelson Mandela's children have launched a court bid to remove advocate George Bizos and others as directors of two of his companies.

Phiyega wasn't much help - Bizos

2013-04-02 22:32

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega has not been helpful to the Farlam Commission of Inquiry, lawyer George Bizos says.

Cops provoked Marikana miners

2013-04-02 14:04

Crowd-control experts would testify that police conduct had provoked striking Marikana miners, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Marikana commission in recess

2013-03-28 21:03

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry into the death of 44 people during wage-related protests in Marikana, North West, will resume its public hearings in Rustenburg, after the Easter holiday.

Phiyega didn't know Marikana plan

2013-03-27 21:31

National police chief Riah Phiyega was not in on a police plan to quell labour turbulence at Marikana mines, the Farlam Commission has heard.

 

Marikana, Sharpeville same strategy - Bizos

2014-03-27 05:30

Similarities are evident between the way police shot citizens at Sharpeville and the shooting of Marikana miners, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Cop quizzed over Marikana resources

2014-02-10 21:05

North West police chief Lieutenant General Zukiswa Mbombo did not know that her charges had ordered 4 000 bullets during last year's strike at Marikana.

Bizos: Marikana top cop wilfully blind, deaf

2014-01-13 22:37

The police's operational commander during the intervention at Marikana has been quizzed at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry about his absence from the scene.

Mandela family feud deepens - report

2013-12-17 10:53
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A feud between Nelson Mandela’s children and grandchildren has deepened in the days after his death and funeral, it has been reported.

'We’ve failed to live up to Mandela’s vision'

2013-12-13 08:19

South Africa has failed to live up to the vision of former president Nelson Mandela, his friend and lawyer George Bizos says.

Mandela changed his historic Rivonia speech

2013-12-12 21:54

Former president Nelson Mandela's lawyer, George Bizos, advised him to slightly alter the speech he delivered shortly before he was sentenced to life imprisonment in the Rivonia trial in the 1960s, it has been revealed.

Cops had to act on Marikana, inquiry hears

2013-10-24 16:08

The state had an obligation to subdue the Lonmin mineworkers' strike in Marikana, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Mandelas drop trademark battle

2013-10-17 19:03

Nelson Mandela's daughters have dropped a court battle to wrest control of two companies set up to manage proceeds from his iconic handprints.

Cops had mortuary vans on standby, inquiry hears

2013-10-14 14:41

Senior police officers wanted four mortuary vehicles to be at the hill at Marikana hours before the shootings on 16 August last year, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Zuma vague on 'problematic' info bill

2013-09-12 22:15
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President Jacob Zuma has declined to explain fully why he found parts on the protection of state information bill problematic, when pressed by the media.

LRC worried about Marikana delays

2013-07-25 14:36

Legal Resources Centre (LRC) lawyers have expressed concern about the Farlam Commission of Inquiry's repeated postponements.

Funding tussle halts Marikana commission

2013-07-22 21:06

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry has adjourned for negotiations about funding for the lawyers representing the wounded and arrested Marikana miners.

Date set for control of Mandela companies

2013-07-12 07:21
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A date has been set for a court battle involving the control of ailing former president Nelson Mandela's companies.

Activity picks up at Mandela hospital

2013-06-25 11:32

Activity at the Pretoria hospital where former president Nelson Mandela remains in a critical condition picked up after a quiet night. Cars with military registration plates have been seen entering the gates.

Mandelas united in action over artwork

2013-05-30 10:02

The Mandela family say they are united in their court action against George Bizos, Tokyo Sexwale, and Bally Chuene over Nelson Mandela's artworks.

Mandela 'wanted daughters to back off'

2013-05-17 09:11
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Former president Nelson Mandela didn't want his children to be involved in the management of his money and artworks, according to a report.

Cops 'changed' Marikana story

2013-05-02 14:41

Police have changed their version of events at Marikana to fit the evidence of expert witnesses, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Bizos takes on Mandela daughters

2013-04-25 08:05
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George Bizos, SC, has indicated his intention to challenge former president Nelson Mandela's daughters to prove their allegations of improper conduct against him.

Mandla Mandela steers clear of Bizos saga

2013-04-18 18:32

The family of Nelson Mandela is seeking to present a united front, in a dispute with long-time associates of the former president over control of two companies, but grandson Mandla continues to steer clear.

Bizos to oppose Mandela family claims

2013-04-10 22:18
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A legal attempt to push advocate George Bizos SC, Cabinet Minister Tokyo Sexwale and attorney Bally Chuene out of companies connected to former president Nelson Mandela will be opposed.

Punishment for Marikana cops unclear

2013-04-05 16:04

It is unclear if policemen found guilty of ignoring official crowd-control guidelines in Marikana would lose their jobs, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

I didn't celebrate death - Phiyega

2013-04-02 15:46

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega has denied that a statement she issued the day after the Marikana shooting celebrated the death of the miners.

Qunu hopes for Mandela's return

2013-03-29 13:00

News of former president Nelson Mandela's latest ill health has been slow to reach Qunu, his rural childhood village in the Eastern Cape, where there is hope for his return.

Mandela's recurring lung infection

2013-03-28 14:01

Nelson Mandela has been admitted to hospital for a third time in four months late, receiving treatment for a recurrent lung infection.

Marikana families return to Eastern Cape

2013-03-27 18:37

Families of the Lonmin mineworkers shot in Marikana, North West, last year will return to the Eastern Cape for Easter, the Farlam Commission has heard.

 
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