Man who allegedly locked workers in KZN factory to make masks granted R20 000 bail

2020-03-30 14:33

The businessman operating a Durban factory manufacturing medical masks, is released on bail after allegedly forcing his employees to live and work at his Umhlanga factory.

Nationwide lockdown: 'Justice will not be compromised' - Lamola says courts remain open

2020-03-27 10:52

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola says courts will be open – but with restricted access – during the nationwide lockdown, which is aimed at curbing the spread of the novel coronavirus.

EFF files for leave to appeal judgment in Ramaphosa review of Public Protector's CR17 report

2020-03-25 13:08

The EFF has filed an application for leave to appeal a damning judgment in the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria last month setting aside Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's report into President Cyril Ramaphosa's CR17 campaign.

Judge who chaired Prasa board to face tribunal

2020-03-24 07:04

The Judicial Conduct Committee (JCC), which is chaired by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, has recommended that a complaint against Judge Tintswalo Makhubele be referred to the Judicial Conduct Tribunal for “investigation and determination”.

Coronavirus: Law society sounds alarm over the slow pace of sanitising courts, prisons

2020-03-21 08:16

The Law Society of SA has sounded the alarm over the slow pace of the promised sanitisation and deep-cleaning of overcrowded prisons, holding cells and courts amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Judge President John Hlophe slams judges who won't work together

2020-03-20 12:52

Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe has, in no uncertain terms, reprimanded judges in his division, including senior members of the judiciary, who refuse to work with their colleague, Judge Mushtak Parker.

Glebelands trial: 'Money collected from hostel residents was used to fund violence'

2020-03-19 15:49

A witness describes how money was collected from residents to pay lawyers and investigating officers so that cases against the perpetrators in the hostel would disappear.

High Court to hear application to have Dutch arms dealer Kouwenhoven deported

2020-03-19 05:29

The Western Cape High Court is set to hear an application by the Southern Africa Litigation Centre which is seeking an order to set aside a visa granted to a convicted Dutch arms dealer.

Man sentenced to life for raping daughter for 7 years, abusing her younger siblings

2020-03-17 19:37

A father was sentenced to life imprisonment in the Western Cape High Court for repeatedly raping his 13-year-old daughter for seven years while knowing that he was HIV positive.

Basketball coach accused of killing Hout Bay boy may also face rape charge

2020-03-17 16:19

The basketball coach charged with the murder of a 12-year-old boy in Hout Bay intends to apply for bail at his next court appearance.


NGO challenges constitutionality of lockdown, files Constitutional Court papers

2020-03-29 07:37

An organisation has filed papers in the Constitutional Court seeking leave to challenge President Cyril Ramaphosa's order that the country should go into lockdown for 21 days to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

SA courts must stay open – for challenges to lockdown rules, says Chief Justice

2020-03-25 13:53

South African courts will keep hearing domestic violence matters, and cases dealing with children, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says – and in case members of the public want to challenge the national shutdown.

UPDATE | Bob Hewitt granted parole

2020-03-24 14:28

Former tennis star Bob Hewitt has been granted parole and will leave prison on 24 April.

Blind man arrested for drunk driving continues quest for justice, traffic cop denies charges

2020-03-23 15:10

A City of Cape Town traffic officer has denied assaulting a blind man and arresting him for drunk driving.

Coronavirus: Union to fight for doctor's right to safety

2020-03-21 07:51

Trade union Solidarity will approach to the Labour Court after a doctor's application for leave was declined and she was forced to continue to see more patients.

Coronavirus: Magistrate courts in Joburg, Cape Town implement safety measures

2020-03-19 16:52

The Johannesburg and Wynberg magistrate's courts are implementing the measures announced by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng to minimise the spread of Covid-19.

SPCA fights parrot breeder's court bid, says it's 'bereft of any moral fibre'

2020-03-19 15:04

The Randburg SPCA is taking on parrot breeder Antonius Gerhardus Meiring, saying his court bid for the return of his birds, seized from his property earlier this year, is "bereft of any moral fibre". WARNING, SOME IMAGES MAY BE GRAPHIC.

Eviction hearings at courts to continue despite coronavirus shutdowns

2020-03-18 06:33

It will be business as usual at most courts across South Africa - most cases, like the issuing and execution of eviction orders, are expected to run their course.

Mogoeng on coronavirus: Courts will run as normal, but 100-person limit will not be exceeded

2020-03-17 18:58

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has briefed the media, saying the courts will not be shut down.

Gauteng high courts to bar public in a bid to curb coronavirus spread

2020-03-16 18:04

The high courts in Gauteng have taken steps to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus which include restricting members of the public from entering the court buildings or attending cases on the court roll.

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