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We're too lax on Stalingrad tactics

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 22 July 2021
Tags: #Constitutional Law #General Legal Practice
Don’t blame the Constitution for allowing Stalingrad tactics – blatantly employed by for President Jacob Zuma, but by others as well – to cause unreasonable delays in criminal trials.

Court gives Zuma a three-week break

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Tags: #Constitutional Law #Criminal Law
Jailed former President Jacob Zuma has won a short-term legal victory, giving him three weeks until his next appearance in his arms deal criminal trial, according to a Business Day report.

Split judgments show judicial independence is alive

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Tags: #Constitutional Law #General Legal Practice
Two weeks ago, the Constitutional Court handed down judgment in two cases with high political stakes.

Zuma to seek postponement of corruption trial

By Daily News Published on Monday, 19 July 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Constitutional Law #Criminal Law
Jacob Zuma will argue for a postponement of his corruption trial when it resumes in virtual mode before the KZN High Court (Pietermaritzburg) this morning.

SCA rules against 2009 farm eviction

By Daily News Published on Friday, 16 July 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Constitutional Law #Landlord Tenant Law #Litigation
After a 12-year battle, Clara Phillips (84) and her disabled son have been vindicated by the SCA that ruled against their eviction from a Somerset West property.

ConCourt must not be intimidated

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 14 July 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Constitutional Law #Criminal Law #Litigation
Unprincipled lawyers and others who speak on behalf of Jacob Zuma are comfortable to weaponise gender, race, ethnicity, and poor legal argument in defence of the indefensible.

Zuma asks court for immediate release

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 13 July 2021
Tags: #Constitutional Law
Against the backdrop of widespread violence and looting in KZN and Gauteng, Dali Mpofu SC argued that the former President Jacob Zuma should be released from jail – which chimes with what the protesters want – while the Constitutional Court, which reserved judgment on his rescission application yesterday, reaches its decision.

Another test for the rule of law

By Daily News Published on Monday, 12 July 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Constitutional Law #Criminal Law
Having taken a trouncing in the KZN High Court (Pietermaritburg) on Friday when his application to stay his arrest was dismissed with costs, Jacob Zuma’s legal team turns its attention to the Constitutional Court today, which will adjudicate on his application to reverse or ‘rescind’ its judgment that held him in contempt of court and sentenced him to 15 months in prison.

Zuma considers new freedom strategy

By Daily News Published on Friday, 09 July 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Constitutional Law #Criminal Law
Having stretched his resistance to his incarceration to the limit on Wednesday night, former President Jacob Zuma is considering seeking to secure his release while the Constitutional Court decides on his application for a rescission of its ruling that he was guilty of contempt for defying its orders to appear before the State Capture Inquiry.

Zuma treating ConCourt like a casino

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 08 July 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Constitutional Law #Criminal Law #Litigation
Like Humpty Dumpty, once the rule of law is broken by a general perception that court orders do not have to be obeyed, it cannot be put back together in precisely the same way it was.

Zuma's freedom in balance as arrest deadline looms

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Constitutional Law #Criminal Law #Litigation
Although the pivotal issue is the court’s jurisdiction to stay the Constitutional Court’s order that President Jacob Zuma be jailed for contempt of court, Zuma’s counsel resorted to appealing to Judge Bhekisisa Mnguni to view with sympathy the plea of ‘a penniless, old man with health issues’ when the matter played out in the KZN High Court (Pietermaritzburg) yesterday.

Zuma attacks 'emotional' ConCourt ruling

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 01 July 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Constitutional Law #Criminal Law
Using the vehicle of the Jacob Zuma Foundation, the former President has launched another stunning attack on the Constitutional Court, which on Tuesday sentenced him to 15 months in jail for defying an order to testify at the State Capture Inquiry.

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.

Judge dismisses sperm donor's bid for visitation rights

By Daily News Published on Friday, 18 June 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Constitutional Law #Family Law #Health Care & Social #Litigation
A sperm donor has failed in his bid to have contact with the child he ‘fathered’. This is the effect of a ruling by Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) Judge Jody Kollapen in an unusual battle in which the donor and his mother sought visitation rights for the now five-year-old child.

Minister acts to comply with Ingonyama land ruling

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 15 June 2021
Tags: #African Customary Law #Civil Rights #Constitutional Law #Litigation #Property Law
Agriculture, Land Reform & Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza says she has ‘taken it to heart’ that she and others who have held the ministerial position ‘should have done more’ to exercise oversight of the Ingonyama Trust and its board.

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