Legal experts shocked, surprised by Masipa's judgment

2014-09-11 14:25

Lawyers and legal academics expressed surprise at the dismissal of premeditated murder charges against Oscar Pistorius, with critics saying Judge Thokozile Masipa has been too lenient.

Raped student suing police, NPA

2014-09-02 11:39

A Tuks student who was raped and left for dead by a notorious criminal who had been wanted for 10 years is suing the police and the National Prosecuting Authority for failing to protect the public against a dangerous criminal.

Pistorius witness felt 'attacked' on stand

2014-08-25 10:36

Annette Stipp, one of the prosecution's witnesses in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial, has reportedly said that being questioned on the stand felt like a personal attack.

Top advocates not on lawyers' roll - report

2014-08-13 09:35

Many prominent advocates do not appear on the justice department's lawyers' roll, as the department battles to get it up to date, according to a report.

Quarter of judges did not declare interests

2014-08-03 22:05

Nearly a quarter of South Africa's judges did not declare their interests as required by a new law, the Sunday Times reports.

Shock over Malema's JSC appointment

2014-06-25 09:33

Opposition parties have reacted with shock after EFF leader Julius Malema was included as a member of the Judicial Services Commission, which is responsible for appointing the country's judges.

LSSA: Finalise Nxasana matter

2014-06-05 10:00

The controversy around NPA boss Mxolisi Nxasana should be dealt with urgently to restore stability to his office, the Law Society of SA says.

CDP backs Mogoeng on religion, law

2014-05-30 14:29

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng is correct on religious elements in law, the Christian Democratic Party says.

NPA to appeal ruling on KwaZulu-Natal Hawks boss

2014-03-23 21:36

The NPA is set to appeal a recent decision by the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban to set aside all charges against suspended KwaZulu-Natal Hawks head Major General Johan Booysen.

Pistorius trial ruling 'a victory for open justice'

2014-02-25 14:05

Media organisations have broadly welcomed a court ruling that large parts of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial may be broadcast live, describing it as a "victory for freedom of speech".

Media apply to broadcast Oscar trial

2014-02-18 19:43

Media houses will apply to the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria to broadcast the murder trial of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius.

No formal Noko complaint - NPA

2014-02-10 19:22

The National Prosecuting Authority has brushed off allegations that top KwaZulu-Natal prosecutor Moipone Noko dumped files in a multi-million rand tax fraud trial.

Rapist fights to stay off sex offenders list

2013-12-22 14:00

A Western Cape rapist, who was 14-years-old at the time of raping three boys, is taking his case to the Constitution Court in a bid to stay off the national register for sexual offenders.

Zuma appoints mostly female judges

2013-12-01 16:14

President Jacob Zuma has appointed six new female judges to the High Court on the advice of the Judicial Service Commission.

ConCourt to rule on proof of intent

2013-11-27 21:41

Judgment on whether an accomplice could be convicted for a robbery with aggravating circumstances without proof of intent is set to be given by the Constitutional Court.

Parliament OKs legal practice bill

2013-11-12 20:47

The legal practice bill, which has far-reaching implications for the legal profession, has been approved by the National Assembly.

War of words in Mdluli case

2013-10-24 13:14

A lawyer and a judge in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria have clashed over the question of whether former police crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli should return to work.

ConCourt judges file Hlophe application

2013-10-21 10:46

Two Constitutional Court judges have filed a high court application to review a tribunal hearing into a complaint of misconduct against Judge John Hlophe, the JSC says.

Probe into fake court orders in KZN

2013-10-14 10:08

Hawks investigators are probing possible widespread faked court orders in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court following startling claims by a businessman in a court application.

Mogoeng not worried about Hlophe tribunal

2013-10-10 08:15

The controversial misconduct tribunal facing Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe did not put the judiciary's independence and integrity at risk, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says.

Judges seek review of Hlophe decision

2013-10-08 14:42

A hearing into a complaint of misconduct against Judge John Hlophe has been postponed after two Constitutional Court judges indicated they intend to ask for a high court review of the decision to continue.

Hlophe hearing must proceed - tribunal

2013-10-03 11:44

A hearing into a misconduct complaint against Cape Judge President John Hlophe must go ahead, the tribunal’s president has ruled.

Hlophe hearing postponed

2013-10-01 14:45

The Judicial Service Commission tribunal hearing into a complaint of misconduct against Cape Judge President John Hlophe has been postponed.

Hlophe probe delays 'undermine confidence'

2013-09-30 17:05

Further delays in the judicial misconduct probe into Cape Judge President John Hlophe will undermine public confidence, a tribunal has heard.

Hlophe tribunal not proper - lawyer

2013-09-30 12:25

A technical oversight could mean a judicial conduct probe into Cape Judge President John Hlophe has not been properly convened, a tribunal heard on Monday.


Dept: Govt not reviewing court decisions

2014-09-06 15:27

The justice department says government will not review decisions by the Constitutional Court and Supreme Court of Appeals because that would be unconstitutional.

DA: Jiba must be removed

2014-09-01 13:09

The DA’s Glynnis Breytenbach, a former NPA prosecutor, has urged Justice Minister Michael Masutha to make the necessary recommendations to remove deputy NPA head Nomgcobo Jiba from office.

Cracks in oversight should be a concern - Madonsela

2014-08-21 05:00

Cracks and weaknesses in public oversight should be of concern to Parliament, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's office says.

Judge questions Zuma rape verdict

2014-08-08 11:50

Former Constitutional Court judge Zak Yacoob has questioned the rape ruling involving President Jacob Zuma in 2006, saying he would have found him guilty.

Motata still getting salary while probe is on

2014-07-14 08:33

While an investigation into complaints against drink-and-drive High Court Judge Nkola Motata are on hold, he continues to stay at home and earn a monthly salary.

Mogoeng calls for more independent judiciary

2014-06-21 07:15

South Africa's judiciary should not have a politician in the form of a justice minister "hovering" over it, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says.

Zuma appoints new judges

2014-05-30 20:42

President Jacob Zuma has appointed new judges to various courts, including three new Supreme Court of Appeal judges and five Labour Appeal Court judges.

Mogoeng causes a stir

2014-05-29 17:05

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has caused a stir by suggesting religion could be used to strengthen legislation and lead to a better society.

Justice dept unaware of interpreter issues

2014-03-04 12:03

The justice department was unaware of any concerns relating to the interpreter in Oscar Pistorius's murder trial in the North Gauteng High Court, spokesperson Mthunzi Mhaga says.

No conclusive ruling on affair

2014-02-25 08:56

The North Gauteng High Court could not reach a conclusive judgment over a man's compensation for a claim that his wife had sex with the family doctor.

Pistorius trial judge under scrutiny

2014-02-18 14:45

Attention has turned to Oscar Pistorius trial judge Thokozile Matilda Masipa, and particularly judgments in which she has handed down maximum sentences to men convicted of violence against women.

Zuma marks deadline for judges' disclosure

2014-01-22 20:00

President Jacob Zuma has given judges 60 days from 29 January to disclose their interests and those of their immediate families.

Debt judgment expected in ConCourt

2013-12-11 22:00

A couple should hear their fate on Thursday, when the Constitutional Court is expected to hand down judgment regarding the National Credit Act.

President can confer silk status - court

2013-11-28 13:48

The president has the power to confer honours on advocates, the Constitutional Court has found.

Lack of confidence worrying - Mogoeng

2013-11-13 18:22

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says it is a cause for concern that the public has lost confidence in the judicial system.

SAIRR: Privatise education

2013-11-06 07:14

The SA Institute of Race Relations has called for a review of some of the country's systems such as the education sector to help South Africa grow and be more competitive.

Magistrate gambled during office hours - claim

2013-10-23 09:04

Suspended Kempton Park chief magistrate, Judy van Schalkwyk, will be called to appear before a disciplinary committee on charges of serious misconduct.

7 women on recommended judges list

2013-10-17 12:13

The Judicial Service Commission has recommended nine candidates for appointment as judges, seven of whom are women.

Mogoeng wants judiciary to be independent

2013-10-11 18:11

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says the judicial system and politics must be separated.

Magistrates' complaint worrying - ombudsman

2013-10-08 14:42

An Association of Regional Magistrates of SA complaint about a letter published in The Times is concerning, Press Ombudsman Johan Retief has found.

Judges ready to testify against Hlophe

2013-10-03 12:44

The Constitutional Court judges who laid a misconduct complaint against Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe are ready to testify against him, their legal representative says.

Justice dept misses 56% of targets

2013-10-03 07:44

The justice department has been faulted by the auditor general for missing more than half its targets for the past financial year.

Hlophe tribunal invalid - lawyer

2013-10-01 13:31

A Judicial Service Commission tribunal hearing into a complaint of misconduct against Cape Judge President John Hlophe is invalid, a lawyer for Constitutional Court Judges Chris Jafta and Bess Nkabinde says.

No formal Hlophe complaint - lawyer

2013-09-30 14:01

Constitutional Court judges Chris Jafta and Bess Nkabinde did not lodge a formal complaint against Cape Judge President John Hlophe, a tribunal has heard.

Court orders NDPP to reinstate Mdluli charges

2013-09-23 12:03

The national director of public prosecutions has been ordered to reinstate criminal charges and disciplinary action against former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli.

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