Zuma's decision on SADC Tribunal unconstitutional, unlawful and irrational - ConCourt

2018-12-12 17:17

The South Africa Litigation Centre has welcomed a Constitutional Court judgment confirming a High Court ruling that former president Jacob Zuma's decision to suspend the operations of the SADC Tribunal was unconstitutional, unlawful and irrational.

Pretoria, Johannesburg bars oppose Seth Nthai's bid to be admitted into Polokwane bar

2018-12-03 13:05

Disgraced lawyer Seth Nthai has lodged an application in the Limpopo High Court to be admitted into the Polokwane bar after he was struck from the roll in 2013.

Crooked attorney struck off roll over 'startling and disturbing' conduct

2018-11-29 13:14

A Durban-based attorney has been struck from the roll of attorneys for stealing money from clients.

Omotoso trial: Bar Council cannot discipline defence lawyer for alleged misconduct

2018-10-24 14:59

The General Council of the Bar says it would be inappropriate to deliver a verdict on whether the lawyer for rape accused Timothy Omotoso displayed misconduct when cross-examining rape victim Cheryl Zondi, as he is not an advocate.

'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.

 

SA has most progressive judiciary in the world – anti-abuse group

2018-12-11 08:30

A number of "very positive rulings" have shown that South Africa does indeed have the most progressive judiciary in the world, rights group Women and Men against Child Abuse has said.

'Reasonable and moderate chastisement' is not abuse, ConCourt hears in 'spanking' case

2018-11-29 19:09

Freedom of Religion SA says that a judgment banning reasonable and moderate chastisement as a defence in court should be overturned.

Populist judges are guilty of 'corrupting justice' – Mogoeng

2018-11-23 15:02

Mogoeng Mogoeng has warned that judges who are populist create "injustice masquerading as justice".

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.

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