ARTICLES RELATING TO JUDICIARY

Mogoeng asked to urge Judges Hlophe, Goliath and Salie-Hlophe to take voluntary leave amid misconduct allegations

2020-01-28 12:14

The Cape Bar Council has written to Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng requesting that Western Cape High Court Judge President John Hlophe and his deputy Judge Patricia Goliath not perform their functions until there is an outcome to the explosive allegations.

Patricia Goliath vs John Hlophe: Scathing complaint lodged against the Cape's most senior judge…by his deputy

2020-01-21 12:17

Verbal abuse, victimisation, preferential treatment of his wife and even the physical assault of a subordinate are some of the allegations contained in a complaint lodged against Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe by his deputy, Patricia Goliath.

Forget about impeachment, Donald Trump's conservative legacy has already been cemented as he quietly reshapes US courts

2019-12-21 09:35

Republicans and Democrats can agree on one thing: Trump is having a massive impact on the federal judiciary.

High Court dismisses Public Protector's Estina dairy farm leave to appeal bid

2019-12-13 13:41

The Public Protector's application for leave to appeal the scathing Estina dairy farm judgment has been dismissed with costs.

Identity of children who are victims, accused or witnesses of crimes can't be published, even after they turn 18 - ConCourt

2019-12-04 14:15

The Constitutional Court has ruled that the media is not allowed to publish the identity of children who are victims, the accused or witnesses in criminal proceedings, even after they reach the the age of 18.

Mogoeng warns of capture of the judiciary: 'I have confidence in judges, but watch us carefully'

2019-11-23 21:29

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says although he had confidence in judges, citizens should still watch them carefully to ensure that the judiciary is not compromised.

Ramaphosa appoints 15 new High Court judges

2019-11-18 12:23

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed 15 new High Court judges, the Presidency says.

SIU Special Tribunal receives first cases in bid to claw back SA's 'stolen' billions

2019-11-11 15:01

The SIU's Special Tribunal has announced that it has received its first batch of cases to commence with civil proceedings against government departments and state organs in an effort to recover the billions looted from the state.

Manner in which Mkhwebane handled CR17, 'rogue unit' complaints 'extremely unusual' - axed Public Protector COO

2019-11-10 11:24

Axed Public Protector South Africa COO, Basani Baloyi, says Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, as well as CEO Vussy Mahlangu, acted unconstitutionally during investigations of certain complaints.

Axed Public Protector senior executive Basani Baloyi to challenge dismissal in court

2019-11-06 05:51

The former COO of Public Protector South Africa, Basani Baloyi, will challenge her dismissal in court, according to her attorney, Eric Mabuza.

 

Goliath vs Hlophe: Deputy claims Cape Judge President wanted judges ‘favourably disposed’ to Zuma on nuclear deal case

2020-01-21 15:12

In a blistering complaint to the Judicial Service Commission, the deputy judge president in the Western Cape has alleged that her boss, Judge President John Hlophe, wanted certain appointments in a nuclear case in which former president Jacob Zuma was a respondent.

If 2019 was a bad year for Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, 2020 could be worse

2020-01-01 09:52

While Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane weathered many a storm in 2019, there are dark clouds on the horizon for 2020.

State Capture 2.0: SSA agent confirms key details of whistleblower's Public Protector, Reserve Bank affidavit

2019-12-17 06:32

A key official confirms aspects of a whistleblower’s shock claims of improper conduct by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, and sheds new light on her relationship with the spy agency.

Janusz Walus' parole bid: Lamola given 60 days to reconsider parole for Chris Hani's killer

2019-12-12 16:06

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola has noted a ruling by the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria to reconsider his predecessor Michael Masutha's decision to refuse Chris Hani's killer, Janusz Walus, parole.

Understanding the SCA's freedom of expression judgment

2019-12-03 12:36

The Supreme Court of Appeal judgment in the Jon Qwelane case removes the concept of "hurt" from South Africa’s hate speech laws. It affirms freedom of expression.

Busisiwe Mkhwebane on WhatsApp messages: 'It was about counteracting conspiracy against me'

2019-11-20 12:40

'Absurd and outrageous' – these were the words Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane used to describe the interpretation of WhatsApp messages contained in court papers filed by former Public Protector SA COO Basani Baloyi.

OPINION: Zuma, Trump and the destructive trend breeding cynicism about democracy

2019-11-17 08:21

It is not that attacks on judges should not occur – but they should not be ad-hominem and personal. The criticisms of judges ought to be directed at decisions that judges make after a deliberative process, writes Penelope Andrews.

Prominent Gauteng judge Willem van der Linde dies suddenly

2019-11-10 14:13

Prominent judge Willem van der Linde, 63, has died after collapsing at gym, according to SA judiciary spokesperson Nathi Mncube.

Axed Public Protector COO slams Mkhwebane: 'Bosasa, SARS rogue unit reports skipped ordinary process'

2019-11-08 13:46

Former Public Protector South Africa COO Basani Baloyi says she believes she was 'purged' as a result of being 'an obstacle to the Public Protector and the CEO (Vussy Mahlangu) using their powers for their own personal advancement'.

Ramaphosa appoints Constitutional Court judge Sisi Khampepe as acting deputy chief justice

2019-11-05 12:07

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Constitutional Court judge Sisi Khampepe as acting deputy chief justice, effective from November 1.

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