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Advocate appointed to head decuplets story inquiry

By Daily News Published on Monday, 19 July 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Ethics #Health Care & Social #Litigation
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.

Discovery caught up in official's alleged board 'fix'

By Daily News Published on Monday, 12 July 2021
Tags: #Ethics #Health Care & Social
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.

Sorry decuplets saga to be investigated

By Daily News Published on Monday, 28 June 2021
Tags: #Ethics #Health Care & Social #Litigation #Media Law
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.

LPC investigating conduct of Hlophe's attorney

By Daily News Published on Monday, 28 June 2021
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice #Litigation
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. 

Hlophe picked the judge to argue his fate

By Daily News Published on Monday, 14 June 2021
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice #Litigation
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.

State accused of ‘extravagance’ in Xulu case

By Daily News Published on Monday, 14 June 2021
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice #Litigation
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.

Hlophe lawyer's bid to appeal contempt ruling dismissed

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 09 June 2021
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice #Litigation
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.

JSC kicks the Hlophe can down the road

By Daily News Published on Monday, 07 June 2021
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice
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.

Rules prevent Mkhwebane impeachment process

By Daily News Published on Monday, 07 June 2021
Tags: #Constitutional Law #Ethics #Litigation
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. 

DA flags 'ridiculous' sums for service providers

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 02 June 2021
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice
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.

More skeletons tumble out of Digital Vibes cupboard

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 02 June 2021
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice
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.

Guptas must 'pay back the money'

By Daily News Published on Friday, 28 May 2021
Tags: #Business & Industry Law #Ethics
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’.

Reinstating Afrikaans impractical, Unisa argues

By Daily News Published on Friday, 21 May 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Constitutional Law #Education Law #Ethics #Litigation
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.

Top advocate rubbishes Mpofu racism claims

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 20 May 2021
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice #Litigation
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.

JSC urged to recommend Hlophe suspension

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 19 May 2021
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice
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.

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