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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.
A news agency is taking the Legal Practice Council (LPC) to court for failing to act against a lawyer it alleges is a ‘Lottery crook’.
The JSC is plainly wrong in law to claim it is unable to recommend the suspension of Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe and by extension prevent him from participating in the JSC interviews of candidates for appointment to the division of the High Court he heads tomorrow.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Two judges, in separate cases, voiced strong displeasure at the conduct they were shown as judicial officers by parties involved in matters before them.
Judges and advocates put their heads together yesterday to address access to justice as SA courts move to virtual hearings at a time when many are struggling with unequal Internet access and high data costs.
Legal practitioners have lamented a ‘technical glitch’ that resulted in the government printers not confirming with customers when an advert will appear for publication in the Government Gazette, says a Business Day report.
Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe received R3.2m in state funding to fight his potential impeachment for allegedly trying to sway a Constitutional Court ruling in favour of Jacob Zuma.
The Eastern Cape High Court (East London) has shut down local attorney Pythagoras Vuyisile Magqabi’s excuses for not paying an advocate R287,143 in fees, finding the default judgment granted against him in 2019 must stand, reports the Daily Dispatch.
The offices of retired Judge Siraj Desai, SA’s Legal Service Ombudsman appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa in December 2020, are still not operational which has drawn serious concerns from the legal fraternity.
Former President Jacob Zuma's latest statement in which he attacks the judiciary could precipitate a constitutional crisis, writes the Serjeant at the Bar columnist in an opinion piece on the News24 site.
Former President Jacob Zuma has lambasted yesterday’s Constitutional Court hearing on the State Capture Commission’s application for him to be jailed for showing contempt of an order of the apex court and for refusing to testify before the commission.