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Independent Media says it has appointed veteran anti-apartheid lawyer, Michael Donen SC, to chair its external inquiry into the Tembisa decuplets story, according to a report on the IoL site.
An investigation has been launched after a senior Discovery Health official was caught on tape hatching a scheme to fix the board at one of its client medical aids in order to protect its profits.
The sorry saga of the alleged birth of decuplets, now shown to be a hoax, is to be independently investigated by the media group, whose newspaper, the Pretoria News, was the source of the reports.
The Legal Practice Council (LPC) has confirmed it is investigating Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe's attorney, Barnabas Xulu, for misconduct following a scathing contempt of court ruling given against him.
Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe – the first judge to face possible impeachment for gross misconduct after being found guilty by a Judicial Conduct Tribunal – selected a judge to represent the division at deliberations into his final fate, says a Daily Maverick report by Marianne Thamm.
The state's hunting down of lawyer Barnabas Xulu for R20m in legal fees is an ‘extraordinary extravagance’, his Advocate, Isaac Shai, told the Western Cape High Court in a virtual hearing on Friday.
Judge President John Hlophe's attorney, Barnabas Xulu, has failed in his urgent bid to challenge the scathing contempt of court ruling made against him, which he argued unlawfully ordered him to hand over his Porsche.
It was a surprise to nobody in the legal profession when the divided JSC ducked out of taking any decision – except to postpone the process that has dragged on for 13 long years – on whether Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe should face impeachment.
The rules of Parliament prevent an impeachment process from going ahead against Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, according to her counsel, Dali Mpofu SC, in written argument to the Western Cape High Court.
The Gauteng Department of Sports, Arts, Culture & Recreation spent R16m on two service providers to administer R13.2m Covid-19 relief grants to the Gauteng athletes and artists.
The heat is about to be turned up a notch on Health Minister Zweli Mkhize following the latest revelations by Daily Maverick investigative unit Scorpio on the Digital Vibes saga.
Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan wants the controversial Gupta family and their collaborators to follow the lead of firms like McKinsey and ‘pay back the money’.
Unisa has told the Constitutional Court of the range of impracticalities it would face if compelled to reinstate Afrikaans as a language of teaching and learning alongside English, according to a report in The Star.
General Council of the Bar chairperson Craig Watt-Pringle says Advocate Dali Mpofu's ‘shut up’ comments to counsel Michelle le Roux at the State Capture Inquiry amounted to ‘bullying’, which he says Mpofu falsely tried to justify with racism claims.
The question of how the JSC will vote in the matter of Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe, considering what is termed its ‘abysmal track record’, is pertinent to the chances of Hlophe presiding as part of a three-judge panel on the Public Protector’s challenge to the constitutionality of an inquiry into her fitness to hold office.