COURT

Late judgments: Is the Cape High Court doing better?

Something troubling has shaken our confidence in the data

By GroundUp Staff - 1 October 2020

No evictions or demolitions without a court order, judges rule

City of Cape Town told to return confiscated materials

By James Stent - 25 August 2020

Makhubele defends herself at Zondo Commission

Judge sees no conflict with her appointment while chairing PRASA board

By James Stent - 6 August 2020

Court asked to oversee Drakenstein Municipality emergency housing plan

“The situation was allowed to continue for 20 years and those directly affected are particularly vulnerable”, says advocate

By Liezl Human - 6 August 2020

Claims of liquidation scams emerge in Cape Town defamation case

Noseweek editor sued by top lawyer

By Steve Kretzmann - 4 August 2020

Residents destroy home of man accused of sexually assaulting five children

“We demolished his house because the justice system has failed us”

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 9 July 2020

Scores of maintenance payments backlogged during lockdown

“I have not received maintenance payments since February,” says Pietermaritzburg mother

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 26 June 2020

Women in danger let down by courts

High Court takes five days to issue a protection order against domestic violence

By Steve Kretzmann - 26 June 2020

Judgment on Strandfontein camp case reserved

City of Cape Town and SAHRC dispute legal costs

By James Stent - 10 June 2020

Mothers say they are not receiving child maintenance payments during lockdown

New payment system at Department of Justice is blamed by protesters

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 9 June 2020

Covid-19: Some judges refuse to use their own computers during lockdown

Chair of the General Council of the Bar writes to the Chief Justice

By Tania Broughton - 28 May 2020

High Court gives Makana Municipality tongue-lashing over attempt to appeal landmark verdict

Judge says government “ought to be hanging their heads in shame”

By Lucas Nowicki - 22 May 2020
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Tobacco companies go to court to challenge regulations

Attorney says cigarette ban “is self-evidently irrational”

By Tania Broughton - 4 May 2020
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Covid-19: Why court allowed father to travel between provinces to bring children home

Judge explains reasons for ruling

By Geoffrey Allsop - 17 April 2020
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Covid-19: Lawyers urge justice minister to re-open more courts

Legal Practice Council warns of serious consequences as administration of justice grinds to a halt

By Tania Broughton - 16 April 2020
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“In Glebelands you were supposed to be careful, be alert and know who you were talking to before you say anything” witness tells court

The trial is expected to continue on 20 April

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 24 March 2020