Covid-19: Former ConCourt judge Kate O'Regan to safeguard people's right to privacy

2020-04-03 20:24

Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Ronald Lamola has appointed former Constitutional Court judge, Catherine (Kate) O'Regan, as the Covid-19 designate judge.

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.

ANALYSIS | Is enough being done to monitor parolees?

2020-03-11 05:27

After being released from prison in 2015 having served time for murder and attempted rape in Mpumalanga, Piet Mabotja first journeyed to Gauteng, where he found a job as a cleaner in Pretoria. This is where he murdered again after raping his victim.

Western Cape High Court judge Salie-Hlophe to face inquiry after complaint lodged

2020-03-09 13:01

Western Cape High Court Judge Gayaat Salie-Hlophe is to face an inquiry after a senior colleague lodged a complaint against her and her husband, the judge president in that division, according to the secretariat of the Judicial Conduct Committee.

Pretoria Chief Magistrate Desmond Nair provisionally suspended over Bosasa claims

2020-02-26 11:57

Pretoria Chief Magistrate Desmond Nair has been provisionally suspended, pending the outcome of an investigation into his fitness to hold office.

Casac argues Justice Zondo can amend state capture commission's terms of reference

2020-02-12 05:15

The Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution tells the High Court it is at the discretion of Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo to amend the terms of reference of the commission of inquiry into state capture.

Dishonesty, ethics and matters of fact: Court to decide on Mkhwebane's conduct in Ramaphosa probe

2020-02-06 06:28

The battle between Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane and President Cyril Rampahosa took centre stage in the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria as months of acrimonious exchanges, which dominated headlines, spilled into open court.

Advocates' body wants Judge President Hlophe and Judge Salie-Hlophe to take special leave

2020-02-04 16:07

The General Council of the Bar has urged Judge President John Hlophe and Judge Gayaat Salie-Hlophe to request special leave pending deliberations into a scathing complaint by the deputy judge president of the Western Cape High Court.

NPA declines to prosecute deputy finance minister and his former lover

2020-02-02 11:42

The National Prosecuting Authority has decided there are no cases for either Deputy Finance Minister David Masondo or his ex-lover to answer to.

Goliath vs Hlophe: Judge President 'should take voluntary leave' pending gross misconduct claim

2020-02-02 07:31

The credibility of the Western Cape High Court is in jeopardy if Judge President John Hlophe remains at the helm pending the outcome of a gross misconduct complaint lodged against him, a senior judge says.


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.

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.

ANALYSIS | Ninow unlikely to be granted leave to appeal conviction, sentence

2020-03-10 05:20

Convicted child rapist Nicholas Ninow will have a tough time to convince a full bench of the High Court to grant his application for leave to appeal his conviction and life sentence.

Constitutional Court asked to strengthen independence of prisons inspectorate

2020-03-04 18:43

The Constitutional Court has been asked to declare unconstitutional sections of the law which limit the independence of the Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services from the Department of Justice and Correctional Services and hinder its role of oversight of the prisons.

Goliath vs Hlophe: Zondo satisfied complaints could lead to gross misconduct finding

2020-02-12 10:23

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has referred the two complaints lodged against each other by Western Cape High Court Judge President John Hlophe and his deputy Patricia Goliath to the JCC to consider whether it should recommend a tribunal.

Ramaphosa proclaims legislation to establish Sexual Offences Courts

2020-02-06 15:31

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed into law legislation that will provide for Sexual Offences Courts to bring relief and justice to survivors of gender-based violence.

'JSC processes are opaque' – Casac calls for Hlophes vs Goliath complaint to be prioritised

2020-02-05 14:31

The Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution wants a scathing complaint lodged against the head of the Western Cape High Court Judge President John Hlophe, to be transparent and prioritised.

We always adjudicate with impartiality – Judges assure public amid Goliath vs Hlophe battle

2020-02-04 14:24

The judges of the Western Cape High Court agree that for as long as claims of gross misconduct levelled against Judge President John Hlophe remain unresolved, the public's confidence in the division will be impaired.

REVEALED | Busisiwe Mkhwebane's 'radical economic transformation' outburst after staff questioned ex-CEO's hiring

2020-02-02 08:35

When staff questioned Busisiwe Mkhwebane over the hiring of her former CEO Vussy Mahlangu in May 2018, she accused them of believing all black executives were corrupt and 'resorted to the common rhetoric of radical economic transformation', in his defence.

Mpumelelo Mkhabela | Expropriation: Less emotion, more rationality needed

2020-01-30 06:00

For an expropriation without compensation mechanism to pass constitutional muster, it must have in-built rationality processes, tests and appeals, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

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