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Hlophe lawyer gets suspended jail term for contempt

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 05 May 2021
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice #Litigation
Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe’s legal representative, Barnabas Xulu, has been found in contempt of six civil court orders, slapped with a R30 000 fine, instructed to surrender his Porsche 911 Carrera and sentenced to 30 days imprisonment, suspended for three years.

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.

Hlophe battle heats up as JSC stands firm

By Daily News Published on Friday, 23 April 2021
Tags: #Ethics #Litigation
The war of words over disgraced Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe being allowed to attend today's JSC interviews of would-be judges for the division he heads reached fever pitch yesterday after the JSC rejected a recommendation by Freedom Under Law (FUL) that Hlophe be barred from attending.

RAF wants R340m back from law firms

By Daily News Published on Friday, 23 April 2021
Tags: #Ethics #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
The Road Accident Fund (RAF) is attempting to claw back some of the funds lost as a result of years of maladministration and corruption. 

Legal action looms over JSC's Hlophe decision

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice
Urgent legal action is looming over the JSC’s decision to allow Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe to participate in the selection of judges for his division on Friday despite being found guilty of gross misconduct by the Judicial Conduct Tribunal (JCT).

Now Mazzone's qualifications questioned

By Daily News Published on Monday, 19 April 2021
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Ethics
DA chief whip Natasha Mazzone's qualifications has come under scrutiny following the suspension of the party's Western Cape leader Bonginkosi Madikizela amid claims that he lied about his Bcom degree.

Jail Hlophe call as pressure builds on JSC

By Daily News Published on Monday, 19 April 2021
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice
As pressure builds on the JSC to act on the findings against Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe, Freedom Under Law's Johann Kriegler argues that Hlophe should not only be impeached, but he should be prosecuted and jailed for defeating the ends of justice.

Unborn baby case offers dignity, but not to all

By Daily News Published on Friday, 16 April 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Ethics #Family Law #Health Care & Social #Litigation
The judgment by the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) in The Voice of the Unborn Baby case – that most parents who lose a child prior to birth have a right to bury their baby’s bodily remains, irrespective of the stage of foetal development – is a victory to be celebrated by all.

JSC awaiting input before deciding on Hlophe

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 13 April 2021
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice
The JSC was still to meet and decide whether to confirm the decision that Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe was guilty of gross misconduct, its spokespersons said yesterday, according to a TimesLIVE update.

Hlophe should be suspended ‘immediately’

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 13 April 2021
Tags: #Ethics #Litigation
The Judicial Conduct Tribunal’s findings against Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe are ‘devastating’ to the continued presence of Hlophe as a member of the judiciary, let alone a Judge President.

Court relief for evicted squatters

By Daily News Published on Monday, 12 April 2021
Tags: #Ethics #Landlord Tenant Law #Litigation #Property Law
The Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) has ruled the eviction of a group illegally occupying a property in Dunkeld was unlawful, and they should be allowed to move back onto the property, says a News24 report.

Hlophe's fate in the hands of the ANC

By Daily News Published on Monday, 12 April 2021
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice
The fate of Western Cape High Court Judge President John Hlophe, who has been found guilty of gross misconduct by the Judicial Conduct Tribunal (JCC), is now in the hands of the politicians.

Judges slap down lawyer, 'obstructive' plaintiff

By Daily News Published on Monday, 12 April 2021
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice #Litigation
Two judges, in separate cases, voiced strong displeasure at the conduct they were shown as judicial officers by parties involved in matters before them.

Sperm donor dad seeking parental rights

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 08 April 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Ethics #Family Law #Litigation
A sperm donor, supported by his mother, is heading to the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) next week in the first part of their legal bid to have access to the child born to a couple with whom he entered a donorship agreement five years ago.

Judge rules 'hurtful' foetus burial law unconstitutional

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 06 April 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Constitutional Law #Ethics #Health Care & Social #Litigation
Would-be parents have been given the right to bury the remains of a foetus, if they so wish, the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) has ruled.

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