EXCLUSIVE: How Gigaba ignored a legal opinion on challenging the Guptas' citizenship

2018-10-17 13:44

A legal opinion handed to Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba in May this year, by a top senior advocate and two juniors, strongly recommends he take court action to challenge the citizenship of members of the Gupta family.

Wrongfully convicted men struggle to get compensation

2018-10-09 13:06

"The state arrested me unlawfully and they don’t care about how my life is affected."

SA attorneys, advocates vote for new transformation council

2018-10-04 13:35

South African attorneys and advocates have cast their votes for council members to the new Legal Practice Council, which aims to transform the legal profession.

Child law centre loses SCA bid to have identities protected after child turns 18

2018-10-01 13:20

Media houses may continue to name children involved in criminal cases after they turn 18 and 'become adults', whether they be victims, witnesses or offenders, the Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled.

ConCourt ruling on Dlamini, Sassa debacle a victory - Black Sash, FUL

2018-09-27 15:33

NGOs Black Sash and Freedom Under Law say the Constitutional Court's ruling on former social development minister Bathabile Dlamini is a victory.

Parliament will consider 'introducing a new bill' following dagga ruling

2018-09-18 16:53

The Constitutional Court has given Parliament 24 months to update legislation relating to marijuana use after its favourable ruling on private use.

ConCourt rules that personal use of dagga is not a criminal offence

2018-09-18 10:24

The Constitutional Court has ruled that the personal use of dagga in a private space is not a criminal offence.

#StateCaptureInquiry: Duduzane Zuma prepared to give evidence before commission

2018-09-10 14:08

Duduzane Zuma, son of former president Jacob Zuma, is now prepared to give evidence before the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture.

Western Cape High Court backlog getting worse

2018-09-04 07:35

The backlog of late judgments at the Western Cape High Court keeps getting worse.

KZN men awarded R3.6m after 7-year prison ordeal before acquittal

2018-08-21 12:35

Two KwaZulu-Natal men, who spent just short of seven years in custody before being acquitted of charges of rape and other crimes, have each been awarded R3.6m in damages.


'The death penalty is unequally applied' - Washington ends 'racially biased' death penalty

2018-10-12 13:46

Washington's Supreme Court has unanimously struck down the state's death penalty as arbitrary and racially biased, making it the 20th state to do away with capital punishment.

Bar Council defends judge's testimony at SARS inquiry, accuses Jacques Pauw of 'personal attack'

2018-10-07 11:45

The General Council of the Bar has come to the defence of Retired Judge Frank Kroon following media reports on his testimony before the Nugent Commission on SARS.

Legal Practice Council: another threat to judicial independence

2018-10-03 08:46

The elections being held for the new Legal Practice Council – which is to be charged with regulating the legal profession – raise three profound questions of principle, writes Anthea Jeffery.

NPA mum on Zuma lawyers' reported request for info on payments to Khwezi

2018-10-01 09:02

The National Prosecuting Authority would not comment on a report that former president Jacob Zuma's legal team had requested information on whether the late Fezeka "Khwezi" Kuzwayo was paid by the prosecuting authority.

Legalised pot spots: A rarity around the world

2018-09-19 10:10

A ruling by the Constitutional Court legalising the private use of dagga puts SA on course to become one of only a few countries to legalise dagga for recreational purposes.

Celebrations after the private use of dagga is legalised

2018-09-18 12:24

South Africans have welcomed the Constitutional Court judgment which legalises the private consumption of dagga.

#StateCaptureInquiry: Gupta-owned media houses bagged R260m from govt, with Free State dishing out the most

2018-09-10 16:34

Gupta-owned media houses received about R260m from the state, with the Free State government forking out the most at nearly R80m, the state capture commission of inquiry has heard.

NPA must explain why it failed to prosecute cases, including Bosasa - SIU

2018-09-04 14:56

The Special Investigative Unit is turning up the heat on the National Prosecuting Authority, demanding answers on all the cases it has failed to prosecute.

Constitutional Court to rule on right to protest

2018-08-22 10:37

Failing to give the authorities notice of a peaceful protest should not be a criminal offence, civil society organisations have argued in the Constitutional Court.

Vusi Pikoli: 'I have no intentions of going back to the NPA'

2018-08-14 09:09

Former NPA boss Vusi Pikoli has closed the door on speculation that he might be returning to the post.

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