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Claims of attacks on infrastructure disputed

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 22 July 2021
Tags: #Business & Industry Law #General Legal Practice
Critical water infrastructure and communication networks faced no direct assault during the wave of violent unrest last week.

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.

Lamola's law firm bungled Lotteries probe

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 22 July 2021
Tags: #General Legal Practice
Three forensic reports compiled by a high-profile firm of attorneys commissioned by the National Lotteries Commission to investigate corruption with Lottery funding are littered with forged documents, according to a GroundUp investigation.

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.

Equating Dali Mpofu and George Bizos a disgrace

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 14 July 2021
Tags: #General Legal Practice
It is a ‘true disgrace’ and ‘indeed more an assault on the integrity of the democratic legal system’ to draw parallels when arguing that the present legal system treats some in the same manner as that done by the apartheid legal regime.

Lawyers warned of harsh penalties for breaching Fica

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Tags: #Banking & Finance Law #Business & Industry Law #General Legal Practice
Lawyers and their firms have been warned that they could face disciplinary action and administrative penalties of up to R50m for failing to comply with the Financial Intelligence Centre Act.

ANC to act against Nkandla 'super-spreaders'

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Tags: #General Legal Practice
Organisers of the super-spreader event outside former President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla home will be brought to book, the ANC said yesterday, reports TimesLIVE. 

Gqeberha's courts in ‘revolting’ state

By Daily News Published on Monday, 05 July 2021
Tags: #General Legal Practice
The bathrooms at the New Law Courts in Gqeberha are in a revolting state – filthy with parts of the ceiling broken, leaking toilets, no toilet paper or hand soap and empty drug wrappers scattered around.

Constitutional Court strikes back

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 30 June 2021
Tags: #Criminal Law #General Legal Practice #Litigation
Finally, justice has won. Jacob Zuma is no longer above the law! His long-running battle with the judiciary, his besmirching of those who ruled against him and his penchant for playing the role of the perennial victim have been blunted – at least for now.

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. 

Malema tells EFF to defy lockdown rules

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 17 June 2021
Tags: #General Legal Practice #Health Care & Social #Litigation
EFF leader Julius Malema has launched a scathing attack on government, instructing his members to defy lockdown regulations until more coronavirus vaccines were procured.

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.

JSC's Hlophe protectors about to be exposed

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 09 June 2021
Tags: #General Legal Practice
In a stinging rebuke of the ‘deadlocked’ JSC over the impeachment of Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe, the Daily Maverick’s Marianne Thamm suggests some JSC member have lost their ethical compasses.

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.

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