Justice denied to many through delayed forensic reports

2019-06-19 05:00

There are numerous reports over the last decade about the parlous state of our forensic services including inadequate substandard toxicology laboratories. Yet, government does nothing, writes Mamphela Ramphele.

Breathing life into the Scorpions: The right thing to do but a mighty challenge

2019-02-08 08:43

Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement to create the Scorpions 2.0 is the most exciting development in the fight against corruption in a decade. But making it a reality is going to be a mighty challenge, writes Mandy Wiener.

There is no future without justice

2018-12-16 06:00

To blame Tutu, the TRC and the language of forgiveness is to blame those millions of us who make forgiveness cheap, who adhere to forgiveness without repentance and restitution, writes Nico Koopman.

New NPA boss: Advisory panel veers away from the usual appointment process

2018-10-22 20:37

The advisory panel appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa to identify and conduct interviews with individuals for the position of the Head of the National Prosecuting Authority has met for the first time.

Two courts just ruled that you can be sued via SMS. Here's what it means.

2018-06-01 15:08

A normal SMS would not do it, but one the provides receipt or verification that the SMS was delivered has legal standing.

What Tutu's ubuntu credo teaches the world about justice and harmony

2017-10-05 08:45

Tutu is often criticised for advocating a kind of reconciliation that lets white beneficiaries of apartheid injustice off the hook. But this criticism isn’t fair, writes Thaddeus Metz.

Legal profession still racist, sexist

2017-07-02 06:00

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has acknowledged that the legal profession in the country is still sexist and that female lawyers remain sidelined in almost all areas of practice.

Zuma congratulates Mogoeng as the new African judicial congress president

2017-04-27 19:04

President Jacob Zuma has “heartily” congratulated Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, following his election as the President of the Conference of Constitutional Jurisdictions of Africa.

SA’s ‘continuing obligation’ to ICC

2016-12-11 06:03

Contrary to government’s assertions, SA will still be compelled to cooperate with investigations as well as to arrest and surrender alleged perpetrators of crimes, writes Howard Varney

Good news on SA’s adherence to the law

2016-10-30 12:34

South Africa may be in the grip of depression about state capture, university protests and virtually nonexistent growth, but citizens can rest assured that the country’s adherence to a rule of law culture is still something to write home about.


The world needs inclusive justice for all

2019-02-20 05:00

Inclusive justice implies that we seek justice in the framework of intersectionality. That means that we acknowledge the interwovenness of various injustices: racism, classism, sexism, homophobia, ableism, ageism, even ecocide, writes Nico Koopman.

10 top priorities in new NDPP Shamila Batohi's inbox

2019-02-02 20:14

Advocate Shamila Batohi on Friday began her term as Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP). Here are ten top priorities that she should tackle.

10 top priorities in new NDPP Shamila Batohi's inbox

2018-12-04 15:43

President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed advocate Shamila Batohi as the new Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP). Here are ten top priorities that she should tackle.

3 ways Zuma could still try to postpone justice in his corruption case

2018-06-05 13:36

Political and legal experts believe that former president Jacob Zuma's court appearance is only the beginning of a long legal battle.

4 ways Zuma could postpone justice in his corruption case

2018-04-06 11:11

Political and legal experts believe that former president Jacob Zuma's court appearance is only the beginning of a long legal battle.

Janusz Walus parole decision must consider Hani's widow - SCA

2017-08-18 15:36

Justice Minister Michael Masutha must take a victim impact statement by Limpho Hani into consideration when deciding anew if her husband’s killer, Janusz Walus, should be released on parole, the Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled.

Convicts sentenced to life before 2004 may serve less time

2017-06-29 20:31

Inmates convicted to life imprisonment before 2004 could now spend fewer years behind bars before being eligible for parole.

Chief Justice Mogoeng elected African judicial congress president

2017-04-26 21:13

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has been elected President of the Conference of Constitutional Jurisdictions of Africa at its fourth congress, held in Cape Town.

Abrahams caused untold harm to economy - Judge Kriegler

2016-10-31 16:04

Kriegler is disappointed that Abrahams did not say he is sorry and admit they made a mistake.

Mrwebi, Jiba must give reasons why they shouldn't be suspended - Zuma

2016-10-25 17:38

President Jacob Zuma has announced his intention to suspend National Prosecuting Authority advocates Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi and asked them to provide him with reasons why he should not.

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