State to reopen inquest into death of anti-apartheid activist, Dr Hoosen Haffejee

2018-09-28 18:33

The state is to reopen an inquest into the death of Pietermaritzburg anti-apartheid activist Dr Hoosen Haffejee, who was the 45th political detainee to die while in detention.

New era in the legal profession as voting starts for new regulatory body

2018-09-18 20:14

The Black Lawyers Association and the National Association of Democratic Lawyers have joined forces to avoid vote splitting in the upcoming elections for the Legal Practice Council.

Withdrawing from International Criminal Court may hurt SA as investment destination

2018-08-30 08:57

Investors want to see South Africa acting as 'a responsible member of the international community' says UCT associate professor on constitutional law Richard Calland.

Justice minister offers assistance to Fees Must Fall students facing charges

2018-08-27 16:35

The Department of Justice will assist students being prosecuted for their roles in the Fees Must Fall protests in order to pursue avenues other than outright criminal prosecution and guide them in applying for amnesty, Minister Michael Masutha has announced.

Michael Masutha 'stable' after being airlifted following collapse

2018-06-30 21:13

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha is in a stable condition after being airlifted to a Pretoria hospital, his spokesperson has confirmed.

Arthur Fraser skips first pre-budget presser in Parliament for 'urgent matter'

2018-05-17 16:12

New correctional services commissioner Arthur Fraser has skipped his first pre-budget vote media briefing in Parliament to attend an "urgent matter that had just arisen".

Cross-party concern about budget cuts for justice department

2018-05-09 22:33

MPs on both sides of the House have expressed concern about budget cuts for the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development.

'Skillful' Shaun the 'man for the job' – Masutha defends Abrahams

2018-03-07 20:39

Justice Minister Michael Masutha says Shaun Abrahams' professional conduct during his interactions with him has been nothing short of stellar.

Walus still shows no remorse for murdering a 'father and a husband' – Masutha

2017-11-17 12:11

Chris Hani's killer Janusz Walus has not shown enough remorse for "eliminating a communist who happens to be a father and a husband", Justice Minister Michael Masutha has said.

Masutha to announce decision on Walus parole

2017-11-17 07:00

Justice Minister Michael Masutha will announce his decision on whether or not Chris Hani's killer Janusz Walus will be released on parole.

 

SA and UAE sign extradition treaty

2018-09-26 17:21

South Africa and the UAE have signed treaties on extradition and mutual legal assistance in criminal matters.

Minister Masutha won’t go to court over Poynton’s Building shutdown

2018-09-14 17:44

Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Michael Masutha will not be challenging the shutting down of his headquarters at Poyntons Building because he is confident it will be found to be fully compliant with regulatory safety requirements.

Brics summit 'almost collapsed' because of legal threat against heads of state - Masutha

2018-08-29 14:07

South Africa's obligations under the Rome Statute as a member of the International Criminal Court stand in the way of government's international relations and diplomatic work, says the minister of justice.

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Justice Minister backs beleaguered NPA head Shaun Abrahams

2018-06-05 07:23

Justice Minister Michael Masutha says he has 'full confidence' in chief prosecutor Shaun Abrahams, and he had supported the 2016 decision to bring charges against then-finance minister Pravin Gordhan.

Gupta saga: Masutha, UAE ambassador working on extradition agreement

2018-05-16 14:17

The Department of Justice and the United Arab Emirates are currently working on a bilateral extradition and mutual legal assistance agreement, Justice Minister Michael Masutha has revealed.

Justice dept paid R24m for Zuma's legal costs - Masutha

2018-04-17 16:23

One of the enduring mysteries of the Jacob Zuma administration has been cleared up: Zuma's legal costs while president amounted to at least R24m, Justice Minister Michael Masutha has revealed in a parliamentary answer.

Teachers, preachers, doctors, police and politicians to blame for hate crimes - report

2018-02-08 21:59

The Hate Crimes Working Group has launched a petition in a bid to pressure the Department of Justice into putting legislation in place that specifically deals with hate crimes.

AS IT HAPPENED: No parole for Chris Hani killer Janusz Walus

2017-11-17 10:30

Justice Minister Michael Masutha has announced his decision to deny Chris Hani's killer Janusz Walus parole, saying his application 'was not approved'.

Courts 'doing a good job', Cabinet-commissioned report finds

2017-11-03 14:44

A Cabinet-commissioned report has found that South Africa's courts are "doing a good job" in addressing cases that have impact on the socio-economic conditions of citizens.

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