ARTICLES RELATING TO JUDICIARY

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.

Classified 'rogue unit' report should be public - Mkhwebane backs EFF in opposing State Security minister

2019-10-14 12:57

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has come out in support of the EFF, arguing that a 2014 classified report, which found the so-called SARS 'rogue unit' was unlawful, should be made public.

JSC recommends 7 candidates for the Gauteng Bench

2019-10-11 10:00

An advocate who attempted more than once – unsuccessfully – to land a spot on the Bench, has finally been recommended for appointment.

A judicial officer should be impartial - North West deputy judge president candidate

2019-10-08 16:13

A good judicial officer must be able to divorce himself from "biasness", North West High Court Judge Ronald Hendricks has said during his Judicial Service Commission interview.

Mkhwebane was determined to make findings against me 'irrespective of evidence to the contrary' - Gordhan

2019-10-08 06:07

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan alleges in court papers that Busisiwe Mkhwebane acted with 'improper or ulterior purpose' against him in her investigation.

'Give our judiciary the respect it deserves' - Legal Practice Council

2019-09-30 12:59

The Legal Practice Council, which regulates the legal profession, has cautioned South Africans against criticising the judiciary without any substantive evidence.

Ramaphosa calls on Mkhwebane to explain where she got his CR17 emails

2019-09-20 06:00

President Cyril Ramaphosa has issued a challenge to Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to come clean on how she got hold of his private emails surrounding the CR17 campaign.

EXPLAINER | Bob Hewitt: Understanding parole, who gets it and why

2019-09-17 21:40

There has been an outcry after convicted rapist and tennis coach Bob Hewitt was allowed to apply for his release on parole after serving just three years in prison. News24 explains how parole works and what factors are considered.

Lawyers for Human Rights: Overhaul of sexual offences registry will not work

2019-09-14 13:54

The focus on the dangerously high rates of violence against women and children in South Africa has compelled South Africans to call of the president and government to take stronger action, specifically regarding the national registry of sexual offenders (NRSO).

Dros rape trial: Why the child had to testify and how it works

2019-09-12 12:57

Social media users have been up in arms about why it was necessary for the Dros rape victim to testify when the accused pleaded guilty to the rape. This is why and how it works.

 

The wheels of justice must turn unhindered - Lamola

2019-10-16 14:21

Minister of Justice Ronald Lamola says the ultimate test of SA's resolve against corruption lies firmly in the ability of the criminal justice system to ensure those who have ploughed state coffers are held accountable.

SARS 'Sunday Evenings' project case postponed for Batohi to consider representations

2019-10-14 11:56

The State's case against three former SARS officials has been postponed to February next year, to allow for new NDPP Shamila Batohi to review the decision to prosecute.

Third time lucky for North West judge as JSC recommends him for deputy judge president post

2019-10-09 09:24

Three women and one man have been recommended to President Cyril Ramaphosa for appointment to the Bench.

Mkhwebane legal saga: Judge Potterill report contradicts what happened in closed meeting - lawyer

2019-10-08 12:14

Lawyers for SARS deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay intend writing to the North Gauteng deputy judge president about a report that a judge was taken off a case because she allegedly made disparaging remarks about the Public Protector in a judgment.

Serjeant at the Bar: Court ruling against Boris Johnson shows populism erodes democracy in the long run

2019-10-03 10:37

The turn to the kind of rampant populist politics of Boris Johnson has caused the outbreak of lawfare in the world's oldest parliamentary democracy. These are the implications for South Africa, writes Serjeant at the Bar.

Justice Edwin Cameron: 'If any judge has ever taken money, I would be utterly amazed'

2019-09-30 05:10

Retired Constitutional Court Justice Edwin Cameron says if any judge has ever taken money as alleged, he would be utterly amazed.

Ramaphosa's 5-point emergency plan to tackle gender-based violence

2019-09-19 06:32

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a five-point emergency plan to put a halt to gender-based violence during an extraordinary joint sitting of Parliament.

CONFIRMED: Correctional services board grants convicted rapist Bob Hewitt parole, survivors to seek urgent review

2019-09-15 11:29

A correctional services board has granted parole to convicted rapist and former tennis player and coach Bob Hewitt.

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Ralph Mathekga: Public criticisms against Public Protector judgment do not show intellectual rigour

2019-09-04 05:24

If I don't agree with the verdict of the court, I still have an obligation to read it and engage with its specific reasoning. Anything short of that is just a slander against the judge, writes Ralph Mathekga.

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