Law

Concourt gives man go-ahead to file late road accident claim

Koos Jacobs was unable to lodge his claim within the prescribed three years due to mental incapacity from his injuries

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19 November 2021

PRASA liable for injuries to man thrown from train

Supreme Court of Appeal delivers landmark judgment in a case involving a man attacked on a train in Stellenbosch in 2011

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10 November 2021

State liable for damages after teenager shot by off-duty cop

Court found it “shocking” that officer had been given a firearm despite failing shooting tests and being “consistently incompetent”

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9 November 2021

High Court warns Legal Practice Council “to get its house in order”

The regulator for legal practitioners “twiddled its thumbs” for eight years over delinquent attorney

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8 November 2021

Parole board told to explain why repeat sex offender was released from jail

Appeal court decision revives woman’s civil suit against minister of justice for R2 million in damages

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2 November 2021

Vital Concourt judgment on warrantless searches

Case arises out of “degrading and invasive” raids on “poor and vulnerable” communities in downtown Johannesburg

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25 October 2021

Employee dismissed for racist rant on Facebook loses court bid

Irrelevant that the statement was made after hours or that employee was unaware of company’s social media policy

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11 October 2021

Court rules that District Six eviction was unlawful

People do not choose to live in a public parking area out of malice or wilfulness but out of desperation and need, says judge

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11 October 2021

Philanthropic trust’s attempt to evict crèche backfires in court

Judges say Mzamomhle Foundation Trust should be investigated over allegations of fraud and for misrepresentation

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29 September 2021

Court victory for blind people after 11-year battle

The “book famine” is over as Copyright Act declared unconstitutional

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21 September 2021

Judge refers “blatantly dishonest” advocate for disciplinary action

And he questions why Minister of Justice has not promulgated law that would punish misbehaving lawyers

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15 September 2021

Court orders lawyers to pay damages to the client they failed to help

Eastern Cape High Court tells law firm to pay man who lost his eyesight after being shot by police

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14 September 2021

Court dismisses attempt by former Eskom CEO to “punish” woman for a tweet

Judge calls out Matshela Moses Koko for launching a SLAPP suit

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8 September 2021

Woman can name her alleged rapist, court rules

June Dolley-Major said on Facebook that Melvin Booysen raped her

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3 September 2021

Judge scolds Ekurhuleni municipality for trying to dodge court order

Municipality has tried to back out of settlement to buy unlawfully occupied buildings

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30 August 2021

Court rebukes minister for refusing to appoint white magistrate

Martin Kroukamp was recommended to be Alberton’s Senior Magistrate in 2011. A decade later he may finally be appointed

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19 August 2021