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Mkhize associates score from Covid-19 contracts

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 24 February 2021
Tags: #Criminal Law #Ethics
Digital Vibes, an obscure communications company from KZN, appointed two close associates of Health Minister Zweli Mkhize as paid consultants after it secured an irregular communications contract from the Department of Health, claims a Scorpio report on the Daily Maverick site.

New bid to legalise euthanasia

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 10 February 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Ethics #Health Care & Social #Litigation
A crucial challenge to determine whether or not euthanasia should be legalised is back in court. The last time the issue was raised was in 2015 when lawyer Robert Stransham-Ford launched an urgent application in the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) for an order that a doctor be legally entitled to give him a lethal dose to end his life.

Golden Arrow taken to HRC

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 09 February 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Criminal Law #Ethics
The Ukubavimba Foundation has lodged an official complaint with the Human Rights Commission (HRC) against Golden Arrow Bus Services (Gabs).

Nthai takes re-admission battle to top court

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 02 February 2021
Tags: #Ethics #Litigation
Seth Nthai, whose re-admission to the Bar was overturned by the SCA, is seeking leave to appeal the entire appeal judgment in the Constitutional Court, notes a News24 report.

State Attorney questions Hlophe switching of judges

By Daily News Published on Monday, 25 January 2021
Tags: #Ethics #Litigation
In what a Daily Maverick reports says appears to be a repeat offence, Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe has again personally intervened in a matter involving his lawyer Barnabas Xulu, replacing a judge dealing with various actions related to a R20m payback Xulu’s firm, BXI, owes the state.

Plan to record all babies' biometrics raises privacy fears

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 12 January 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Ethics #Health Care & Social
Experts believe plans to photograph and fingerprint every baby born for a digital register could lead to data leaks and identity theft without robust safeguards, says a News24 report.

Nkabinde stands firm on Hlophe interference

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 09 December 2020
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice
Retired Constitutional Court Justice Bess Nkabinde remained resolute under cross-examination yesterday about Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe trying to influence her on cases relating to the prosecution of former President Jacob Zuma.

Matric dance excluded no-one on race grounds

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 08 December 2020
Tags: #Education Law #Ethics #Litigation
An investigation into a matric farewell event organised for Brackenfell High School pupils has concluded that it was a private function and did not exclude anyone on the basis of race, notes a TimesLIVE report.

Mother reports 'vindictive' maintenance magistrate

By Daily News Published on Monday, 07 December 2020
Tags: #Ethics #Family Law #Litigation
A mother has accused East London Magistrate Zanele Mjali of being ‘vindictive and malicious’, and of abusing her power to take revenge for exposing failures in the justice system to properly administer maintenance through the Magistrate’s Courts.

Finally, Hlophe to face 'fitness for office' inquiry

By Daily News Published on Friday, 04 December 2020
Tags: #Ethics #General Legal Practice
Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe will next week face an inquiry into his fitness to be a judge – 12 years after he allegedly tried to influence two Constitutional Court justices to rule in favour of then ANC president Jacob Zuma.

Attorney rejects allegations of negligence

By Daily News Published on Monday, 30 November 2020
Tags: #Ethics #Litigation
A Durban attorney has rubbished allegations of negligence made by a former client who reported him for misconduct during the conveyancing of a property transaction worth R8m, says a Sunday Tribune report.

Residents still awaiting court-ordered homes replacement

By Daily News Published on Friday, 27 November 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Ethics #Litigation
Residents of Airport Park next to the East London Airport who lost their homes and possessions during government demolitions are waiting to hear when a court-ordered rebuild will take place, says a TimesLIVE report.

Mabuza's 28-man security detail costing millions

By Daily News Published on Friday, 13 November 2020
Tags: #Administrative Law #Ethics
The government spent R8.39m of taxpayers' money to accommodate Deputy President David Mabuza's security personnel in hotels and lodges in the first six months of the Covid-19 lockdown.

Psychologist to pursue 'manganese poisoning' claim

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 10 November 2020
Tags: #Ethics #Health Care & Social #Litigation
After 12 years, a KZN psychologist has been given the go-ahead to sue mining giant Assmang Ltd for ‘maliciously’ reporting her to the Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA).

Jooste likely to fight R122.9m insider trading fine

By Daily News Published on Monday, 02 November 2020
Tags: #Business & Industry Law #Ethics #Litigation
The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) has imposed a R122.9m fine on Markus Jooste for insider trading on the day of the collapse of the Steinhoff share price in December 2017 when admissions of ‘accounting irregularities’ and his sudden resignation came to light, but there's every reason to believe he will appeal the matter, possibly all the way to the Constitutional Court, which would drag it out for years.

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