COURT

Have retired judges been given the chop?

They have been helping to clear the Gauteng backlog but have been informed that their services are no longer needed

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20 January 2021

Court upholds new charge against Zimbabwean journalist

Hopewell Chin’ono was arrested along with two others for speaking out against police brutality on social media

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13 January 2021

Corporal punishment: Two mothers take teachers’ organisation to court

Teachers who admitted to beatings receive “shockingly lenient” sentences

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13 January 2021

RETRACTED: Court sets aside eviction of social housing occupiers, for now

NO COURT ORDER WAS MADE - ARTICLE RETRACTED

21 December 2020

Two police officers in court for shooting Hanover Park father

A community worker is worried that the shooting will cause violence in the community

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14 December 2020

Judge Makhubele backs down from fight with JSC

PRASA Judge will pay wasted costs

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14 December 2020

Rape Crisis picket at Khayelitsha court

Protesters demand proper facilities for sexual offences court

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10 December 2020

Court setback for Special Investigating Unit’s bid to recover money

The unit claimed that the state attorney had not done its job properly in a medical negligence case

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10 December 2020

Concourt gives prison watchdog more independence

But the CEO of the Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services can still be disciplined by the Justice Department

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7 December 2020

High Court suspends measures against asylum seekers

The provisions left many asylum seekers vulnerable to being deported to countries where they would face persecution or threats to their lives

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2 December 2020

Judge in Woodstock eviction case concerned about “spatial apartheid”

Atlantis was going to be a hub, said Judge Sher, but now “people are stuck out there with great unemployment and social problems”

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18 November 2020

Bromwell Street: Residents want emergency accommodation near city

City argued that providing social or temporary housing in the inner city would take time

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17 November 2020

Appeal of Tafelberg judgment delayed

Cancellation of sale agreement between Western Cape government and the school that bought the property has not been finalised

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13 November 2020

Judge Makhubele is suspended … but still hearing cases

It is unclear why a judge facing impeachment was chosen to hear new matters concerning the executive

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10 November 2020

92 cases struck from court roll in three months due to police inefficiency

“Dockets are disappearing in different police stations. Cases are just disappearing off the roll”

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22 October 2020

Gauteng court paralysis blamed on security breach

Parliament raises concerns about the Office of the Chief Justice

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14 October 2020