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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.

Poultry giant wins landmark service delivery order

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 14 April 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Civil Rights #Health Care & Social #Litigation
Poultry giant Astral Foods has taken government, including National Treasury, to court and won a landmark order to secure better service delivery at municipal level in the Standerton area, where it has one of its biggest processing facilities, says a Moneyweb report.

Lights out threat over Eskom payment dispute

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 06 April 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Business & Industry Law #Litigation
Eskom, which is involved in a payment dispute with US-based technology giant Oracle, says it has put measures in place to ensure operations would not be disrupted should the company withdraw its services as threatened.

Why the Zondo recusal battle has stalled

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 01 April 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Civil Rights #Litigation
The State Capture Inquiry is yet to respond to Jacob Zuma's three-month-old legal bid to force Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo's recusal because the former President went after Zondo in his personal rather than official capacity, notes legal writer Karyn Maughan in a News24 report.

Prasa beaten at end of 10-year battle

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 01 April 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Litigation #Media Law
It has taken over 10 years but a long-standing battle between Prasa and Primedia may finally be drawing to a close. And it has not ended well for the rail agency, says a GroundUp report.

Court action predicted over ANC 'step-aside' decision

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 31 March 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Litigation
Political analysts predict that the ANC’s ‘step aside’ decision on Ace Magashule will end up in court and more battle will ensue in the next 30 days, says a Beeld report.

Pfizer demands indemnity before vaccine delivery

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 30 March 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Health Care & Social
Pfizer is demanding that SA’s Health and Finance Ministers personally sign a Covid-19 vaccine supply agreement so that it is indemnified from any claims over the shot made against it in the country.

Judge dismisses police secret document appeal

By Daily News Published on Monday, 29 March 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Civil Rights #Litigation
National Police Commissioner General Khehla Sithole and two other SAPS senior officials have lost their application for leave to appeal against an earlier judgment regarding the declassification of documents.

NSFAS billions in irregular spending revealed

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 23 March 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Education Law
Amid demands for free higher education, which have led to protests, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has racked up R6.8bn in irregular expenditure, while auditors raised concerns about a further R50bn that was irregularly spent, but not disclosed.

Magashule applauds MPs who avoided Mkhwebane vote

By Daily News Published on Friday, 19 March 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Criminal Law
Divisions in the ANC grew wider yesterday when the ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule applauded party MPs who did not participate in the vote to establish a special committee to probe Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s fitness to hold office.

Judgment on sale of prime city property reserved

By Daily News Published on Monday, 15 March 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Civil Rights #Litigation #Property Law
Judgment in the case of the controversial sale of a piece of prime property in Sea Point, Cape Town, has been reserved until the second quarter of the year.

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