Fraud trial of suspended SJC manager set for January

Xolani Klaas faces charges related to fraud in excess of R730,000


Brief | 1 December 2022

Social development department is biased against adoptions, says judge

Department and social workers get a tongue lashing from High Court


Law | 23 November 2022

Supreme Court of Appeal reverses controversial ivermectin ruling

There was no evidence to justify Judge Cassim Sardiwalla’s order, says court


Law | 21 November 2022

This judge has not delivered his judgment after ten years. No action has been taken against him

Office of the Chief Justice says the matter was referred to the Judicial Conduct Committee. But the Judicial Service Commission says it has not received any complaints.


News | 17 November 2022

“Bring back the money”: picketers shout at suspended SJC activist outside court

Xolani Klaas is accused of using SJC funds to buy personal items like furniture and a laptop


Brief | 27 October 2022

Khayelitsha lesbian murder trial set for January

The case has been postponed at least 11 times since May 2022


Brief | 26 October 2022

GroundUp sued by Iqbal Survé … but for only R5-million

Independent Newspapers has a litigation fixation


Analysis | 20 October 2022

Court orders compensation of R375,000 to families of learners who drowned on school outing

Judge finds that “insufficient steps were taken to safeguard the learners”


News | 17 October 2022

22 Durban police officers in court for Regan Naidoo’s death

“I just feel sorry for them. I wonder how they sleep after what they did,” says Regan’s father


News | 13 October 2022

Police Minister ordered to pay father R240,000 for unlawful arrest during lockdown

The man said he was arrested at a roadblock in April 2020 while transporting his sick son to a doctor


Law | 7 October 2022

Khayelitsha lesbian murder trial set to start next week, after tenth postponement

“I understand the reason for the postponement, but this country’s legal system is bad” says sister of murder-victim Phelokazi Mqathanya


Brief | 6 October 2022

Section27 goes to court to get Limpopo schools fixed

Four schools listed in court papers have serious problems that pose a risk to learners and staff


News | 5 October 2022

Restoring dignity to our courts: the duties of legal practitioners

Insulting, inappropriate, vulgar, and disparaging language have no place in litigation


Law | 14 September 2022

Health MEC liable for patient who fell to his death, court rules

Judge found that the patient had not been properly medicated or monitored


Law | 5 September 2022

Drakenstein Municipality appeals ruling on emergency housing

The municipality believes it has met its constitutional obligations to provide accommodation to people evicted from rural areas


News | 26 August 2022

Are judges crossing the line when they speak out?

Some are perilously close to breaking the Code of Judicial Conduct

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Opinion | 10 August 2022