ARTICLES RELATING TO JUDICIARY

New legal aid legislation welcomed

2015-03-05 13:12

New legal aid legislation will ensure access to justice and the realisation of the right to legal representation, Legal Aid SA says.

Zuma orders Nxasana inquiry

2015-02-06 05:00

President Jacob Zuma has established an inquiry to determine the fitness of Mxolisi Nxasana to hold office as National Director of Public Prosecutions.

Complaint lodged against Judge Traverso

2015-01-22 20:18

A formal complaint has been lodged against Western Cape High Court deputy Judge President Jeanette Traverso, the Higher Education Transformation Network says.

Three judge presidents sought

2015-01-20 17:42

The Judicial Service Commission has announced it is seeking three judge presidents and four judges to fill vacancies.

Mogoeng calls for electronic court filing systems

2014-11-28 16:07

South Africa needs electronic court filing systems to prevent further disappearance of dockets and crucial information, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says.

Hlophe tribunal challlenge dismissed, again

2014-11-22 16:47

The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has denied two Constitutional Court judges leave to appeal a previous ruling on the lawfulness of a JSC probe into Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe, a report says.

Magistrates' demand would take law change - dept

2014-10-29 20:55

Some of magistrates' demands in their six-year tussle for better employment conditions will require law changes, the justice department has told MPs.

R48m assets order against Mulaudzi reversed

2014-10-13 19:39

The Western Cape has reserved a provisional order to seize R48m worth of assets from Luvhombo Group executive chair Matthews Tuwani Mulaudzi.

Free State judge president candidates to be named

2014-10-07 14:07

The candidates for the Free State judge president position are expected to be announced.

Hlophe wants tribunal to proceed

2014-10-03 08:45

Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe is keen to proceed with the Judicial Service Commission tribunal hearing into a complaint of misconduct against him, according to a report.

 

ConCourt makes judgment in Limpopo health case

2015-02-26 15:46

The Constitutional Court has set aside a high court judgment ordering the Tebeila Institute to pay its own costs in a case against the Limpopo College of Nursing and the Limpopo health MEC.

ConCourt appoints acting justices

2015-01-29 12:56

The Constitutional Court has appointed acting justices for the first and second term of this year, it says.

ConCourt judges ask SCA to hear appeal

2015-01-21 11:21

Two Constitutional Court judges have asked the Supreme Court of Appeal to hear an appeal in their case against the Judicial Service Commission, a report states.

EFF wants compulsory military service

2014-12-16 13:47

A year's compulsory military service for the youth and free legal services for the poor are among the proposals heard at the EFF's elective conference in Bloemfontein.

Judiciary undermined by lack of resources - Mogoeng

2014-11-27 08:43

The gap between the judiciary's workload, budget, and infrastructural needs is a key problem affecting this critical arm of the state, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng's office says.

15 judges fail to disclose interests

2014-10-31 18:35

Fifteen judges who failed to declare their financial interests will be reported to the Judicial Conduct Committee.

750 000+ helped by Legal Aid SA

2014-10-16 14:35

Legal Aid SA helped more than three-quarters of a million people in the past year, the organisation says.

Will Pistorius get jail time? Experts divided

2014-10-10 14:53

Legal experts seem to be divided on whether athlete Oscar Pistorius will get jail time after he was found guilty of culpable homicide for Reeva Steenkamp’s death.

Retired judge faces probe into outstanding judgments

2014-10-07 08:08

A retired judge's application to prevent a probe into outstanding judgments - some which have been delayed for up to six years - has been dismissed by a full bench of the North Gauteng High Court.

Superior court functions transferred

2014-09-30 20:04

Justice Minister Michael Masutha says staff and administrative functions attached to the country's superior courts will be transferred to the office of the chief justice.

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