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SIU recommends sacking of Zweli Mkhize

By Daily News Published on Monday, 12 July 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Litigation
The SIU, which is in the process of tracking down about R90m of the R150m paid to Digital Vibes, has reportedly recommended to President Cyril Ramaphosa that he should fire his Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, who was placed on special leave by the President over alleged corruption in the Covid-19 Digital Vibes communications contract.

KZN officials, families score R1bn contracts

By Daily News Published on Friday, 09 July 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Criminal Law #Litigation
The DA says more than R1bn in municipal contracts in KZN have been paid to state officials and their families. This, according to the party, is contained in the Auditor-General's report for 2019/21.

No legitimacy left for Mkhwebane

By Daily News Published on Monday, 05 July 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Litigation
The Constitutional Court has again protected the public against Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s ‘ever-growing litany of legal catastrophes’, says the anonymous legal expert ‘Professor Balthazar’.

SCA dismisses lockdown case 'that wasn't'

By Daily News Published on Friday, 02 July 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Litigation
A High Court judgment declaring almost all of the level three and four lockdown regulations as unconstitutional and invalid has been dismissed by the SCA, reports News24.

Cannabis strategy finally ready for Nedlac debate

By Daily News Published on Monday, 21 June 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Constitutional Law #Health Care & Social #Litigation
The government is due present the national cannabis master plan to the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) on Wednesday, almost three years after the Constitutional Court decriminalised the use of the plant.

Private generators' power threshold increased

By Daily News Published on Friday, 11 June 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Business & Industry Law #Environmental Law
Private energy generators have been given free rein to develop their own power to ‘reduce the burden’ on an ailing Eskom, which has subjected the country to debilitating rolling blackouts for more than a decade.

Guptas in NPA sights after UAE ratifies extradition

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 10 June 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Criminal Law
The NPA's Independent Directorate (ID) – established specifically to deal with high-profile corruption cases — has wasted no time beginning the process to get Atul and Ajay Gupta, their wives and four business associates extradited from the UAE.

Department’s lawyers withdraw from e-tablet case

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 09 June 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Litigation
The High Court review of the R538m contract between the Eastern Cape Department of Education and IT company Sizwe Africa and cellphone giant MTN for the supply of 55 000 e-learning tablets for learners hangs in abeyance after the department’s private legal team was forced to withdrew from the case.

Group objects to virtual SCA hearing

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 25 May 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Civil Rights #Litigation
Civil society organisation, the Liberty Fighters Network, has taken offence at a decision by the SCA to hold an appeal hearing virtually, and not in person, in a matter on the validity of lockdown regulations, reports City Press.

Interdict halts auction of SABC property

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 20 May 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Litigation
An urgent interdict yesterday stopped the SABC's planned auction of its properties in Sea Point, Cape Town, reports News24.

Municipal manager's 'golden handshake' slammed

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 05 May 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Employment and Labour Law #Ethics
The Ugu District Municipality's decision to terminate the employment of municipal manager Dhanpalan Naidoo has been slammed by opposition parties which did not agree with how the matter was handled.

Department slashes state funerals expenditure

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 05 May 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law
The Department of Public Works & Infrastructure is cracking down on huge costs for state and official funerals with new standards developed to cut down on these costs, IoL reports.

SARS on way to recovery from state capture

By Daily News Published on Friday, 30 April 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Tax Law
SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter yesterday said there were encouraging signs of progress at the organisation, but there was still a long way to go.

Tafelberg sale appeal dismissed, but case drags on

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Litigation #Property Law
The Western Cape High Court has dismissed the provincial government's application for leave to appeal its decision to set aside the sale of the controversial Tafelberg property in Sea Point.

Pandor bid to cancel New York land deal fails

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 14 April 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Litigation #Property Law
Minister of International Relations & Co-operation Dr Naledi Pandor has lost a court bid to protect her department from incurring wasteful and fruitless expenditure stemming from a multimillion-rand land acquisition deal in New York.

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