ARTICLES RELATING TO COURTS

Tribunal set to hear Hlophe case hits another snag due to legal disputes

2019-10-18 22:02

The case relates to complaints laid against Judge John Hlophe after he allegedly tried to influence Constitutional Court judges in a case involving former president Jacob Zuma.

Mkhwebane believes court order in Gordhan legal battle undermines her office's work - report

2019-10-18 09:25

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane believes that a High Court ruling suspending the implementation of remedial action against Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has stripped her office of power and undermined her work.

'I'm not scared of crocodiles or snakes, I am scared of men' - girl raped by Nicholas Ninow

2019-10-17 14:15

Thirteen months after she was raped by Nicholas Ninow, the now eight-year-old victim still has nightmares about him, scared that he will attack her in her room, like he did in the Dros restaurant bathroom.

Six-year prison sentence handed to cop whose fingers were bitten off during attempted rape

2019-10-17 13:45

An off-duty policeman who attempted to rape a woman who bit his fingers off while fighting back has been sentenced to six years in jail.

Philippi farmers challenge City on rezoning of agricultural land

2019-10-16 17:11

Farmers and workers have protested outside Western Cape High Court against plans to rezone part of the Philippi Horticultural Area in Cape Town for development, GroundUp reports.

AS IT HAPPENED | Social worker recommends that convicted rapist Nicholas Ninow be handed 'a life imprisonment sentence'

2019-10-16 15:30

Convicted rapist Nicholas Ninow has testified in mitigation of sentence following a week-long trial where Judge Mokhine Mosopa found him guilty of rape, possession of an illegal substance and defeating the ends of justice.

Manuel Chang extradition: Foundation tells court why it believes Lamola is correct to ask for review

2019-10-16 13:51

South Africa is constitutionally obliged to ensure the effective prosecution of corruption even if the offence occurs outside of its borders, a lawyer representing the Helen Suzman Foundation has argued.

'We have been ready for 14 years' - Zuma's lawyer as they plan appeal bid

2019-10-15 15:56

Former president Jacob Zuma has, once again, bought himself some time after indicating that he intends to file an application for leave to appeal the dismissal of his permanent stay of prosecution bid.

92-year-old struggle veteran who won a presidential pardon should get back his special pension - ConCourt

2019-10-15 13:10

Struggle veteran Nathaniel Mashilo Masemola, who was granted a presidential pardon after he was convicted of fraud, is entitled to the restoration of special pension, the Constituional Court has ruled.

EFF vows to 'go to highest courts' to fight for #FeesMustFall activist Kanya Cekeshe's release

2019-10-15 05:08

Kanya Cekeshe, believed to be one of the last #FeesMustFall student activists still in prison, has been convicted of public violence and malicious damage to property.

 

'I know my son didn’t do this' - mom of Elsies River massacre accused says son was at home

2019-10-18 15:03

The mother of one of two men accused of the bloodbath which led to the death of three children and a teenager in a shack in Elsies River last month, hopes new information will clear his name.

Manuel Chang extradition: Former justice minister complied with the law, court hears

2019-10-17 15:42

NGOs have failed to show that SA was obliged to ensure that an extradited person would be effectively prosecuted by a requesting State, lawyers for former Mozambican finance minister Manuel Chang have argued.

AS IT HAPPENED | Dros rapist Nicholas Ninow sentenced to life for rape, 5 years for possession of drugs

2019-10-17 14:00

Convicted child rapist Nicholas Ninow has been sentenced to life in the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Paw patrol: These pooches are helping put child abusers behind bars

2019-10-17 09:16

For child victims of sexual abuse, testifying in court can be scary and traumatic. Turns out, our furry friends may be able to help. Watch this video and find out more.

Ahmed Timol: Ex-apartheid cop Joao Roderigues petitions SCA for stay of prosecution

2019-10-16 16:57

Former apartheid cop Joao Roderigues, who is accused of murdering anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol, has petitioned the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) to stay his prosecution for his alleged role in the murder.

Ninow shirks responsibility, blaming drugs for rape of child

2019-10-16 15:26

Convicted child rapist Nicholas Ninow has shirked responsibility for his actions, arguing that if he had been sober he would have never have raped a seven-year-old girl in the bathroom of a Dros restaurant.

Slain UJ student Palesa Madiba's friend not yet confirmed as a State witness - NPA

2019-10-15 15:57

The friend of slain University of Johannesburg student Palesa Madiba has not yet been confirmed as a State witness, the NPA says.

Acclaimed director and playwright found guilty of R8m theft

2019-10-15 13:49

Acclaimed director and playwright Welcome Msomi has been convicted of the theft of R8m from the Living Legends Legacy Programme trust fund.

Jacob Zuma to appeal stay of prosecution judgment, corruption trial postponed to 2020

2019-10-15 11:42

Former president Jacob Zuma's fraud and corruption trial has been postponed to February 2020 for pre-trial proceedings.

Children's voices thrust into spotlight in potential landmark custody case

2019-10-14 16:56

Advocate Brian Pincus argued that the children should have a say in whether or not they want to move back to South Africa.

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