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Police deals documents still secret despite court order

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 18 February 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Criminal Law #Litigation
A trove of classified documents – the paper trail behind a slew of dubious police contracts, including those centred on allegations of a state-funded ‘plot’ to swing the outcome of the ANC's Nasrec elective conference – remain a closely guarded secret, notes the latest News24 report on the saga.

Government urged to act on Vaal River pollution

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 18 February 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Civil Rights #Environmental Law
The SA Human Rights Commission has given various government stakeholders 60 days to respond after it ruled that the continued flow of raw sewage into the Vaal River, as well as homes and public areas in the Emfuleni local municipality, was a violation of human rights, reports News24.

Mkhwebane questioned for clearing Gigaba on Guptas

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 10 February 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #General Legal Practice
DA MP Haniff Hoosen, who laid the initial complaint against former Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba with the Public Protector’s Office in November 2017, is dismayed that Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane cleared Gigaba of any abuse of power in the Guptas’ naturalisation process.

SCA dismisses appeal against lockdown level four

By Daily News Published on Friday, 29 January 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Civil Rights #Litigation
The SCA has ruled that government's decision to impose level four lockdown regulations was made in a procedurally fair manner and in terms of a 'rational decision-making process', News24 reports.

Zuma takes fight against costs order to top court

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 14 January 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Civil Rights #Litigation
Former President Jacob Zuma, pursuing what he says is his long-held desire to ensure the State Capture Inquiry was constitutionally established, has turned to the Constitutional Court to question a ruling that he should pay the legal fees of a challenge against the inquiry.

Zuma decision today on commission reminder

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 14 January 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Litigation
The battle lines had been drawn between former President Jacob Zuma and the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, according to a report in The Mercury. This is after the commission, headed by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, wrote a letter to Zuma and his legal team, purportedly to remind the former President that he was still expected to take the stand next week, even though the Constitutional Court may not have ruled on the matter.

Department invoiced R260m for dodgy Cuban drug

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 10 December 2020
Tags: #Administrative Law #Business & Industry Law #Health Care & Social
The Auditor-General has confirmed that the Defence Department has been invoiced to the tune of R260m for Heberon Interferon-Alpha-2B, an unregistered medical drug from Cuba.

SARS bins advocate's 'rogue unit' report

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 18 November 2020
Tags: #Administrative Law #Civil Rights #Litigation #Tax Law
SARS has effectively binned the controversial report penned by Advocate Muzi Sikhakhane that culminated in a purge of high-level officials from the agency, symbolically knocking the final nail into the coffin of the discredited ‘rogue unit’ narrative, says a Business Day report.

Application to set aside 'unlawful' lockdown extension

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 17 November 2020
Tags: #Administrative Law #Civil Rights #Litigation
Participative democracy group Dear SA has filed an urgent application with the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) asking it to declare last week’s lockdown extension unlawful and to set it aside.

Judges demand clarity on Tafelberg sale contract

By Daily News Published on Monday, 16 November 2020
Tags: #Administrative Law #Litigation #Property Law
Judges presiding over an application for leave to appeal a landmark ruling of the contested Tafelberg site in Cape Town have demanded clarity on the status of the sale contract, says a Weekend Argus report.

Mabuza's 28-man security detail costing millions

By Daily News Published on Friday, 13 November 2020
Tags: #Administrative Law #Ethics
The government spent R8.39m of taxpayers' money to accommodate Deputy President David Mabuza's security personnel in hotels and lodges in the first six months of the Covid-19 lockdown.

NPA makes play for independent role

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 20 October 2020
Tags: #Administrative Law #General Legal Practice
NPA bosses want the agency to be moved from under the umbrella of the Justice Department so it can operate more like a Chapter Nine institution, like the Public Protector or the Auditor-General, to ensure its independence, says a Business Day report. 

Two busy train routes targeted for privatisation

By Daily News Published on Monday, 19 October 2020
Tags: #Administrative Law #General Legal Practice
The government wants to privatise two of the country’s busiest passenger rail routes currently run by Prasa, says Rapport.

SCA overturns R1.2bn Tshwane contract cancellation

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 06 October 2020
Tags: #Administrative Law #Litigation
The SCA has overturned a High Court ruling on the loss of a contract worth R1.2bn by the City of Tshwane that had been awarded to technology group Altron.

Owners set to fight Joburg billings 'mess'

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 30 September 2020
Tags: #Administrative Law #Property Law
Owners of units in some Johannesburg apartment blocks hit with a big increase in their council bills after their properties were rezoned and revaluated have teamed up to challenge the council in court, according to a Business Day report.

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