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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
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Money collected from Glebelands residents was used to fund violence, says witness

Court visits scene of alleged murder

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 19 March 2020
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Eviction hearings to continue during Covid-19 epidemic

It will be business as usual at most courts

By Elna Schütz - 17 March 2020
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Makana mayor and Municipal Manager face six months in prison

Mphalwa and Mene given 30 days to “fix” Makhanda landfill site

By Lucas Nowicki - 5 March 2020
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Sexual offences courts’ regulations finally gazetted

Date for implementation still to be set

By Barbara Maregele - 6 February 2020
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Over 100 judgments have been outstanding for more than six months

This is up from 87 at the end of 2018

By Liezl Human - 27 January 2020
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Reprieve for farm families facing second eviction

But municipalities wash their hands of responsibility for providing alternative accommodation

By Steve Kretzmann - 12 December 2019
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Chinese Association heads to court over ‘hate speech’ comments on Facebook

Equality Court hears history of discrimination against Chinese people in South Africa

By Safura Abdool Karim - 12 December 2019
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Parents mourn their dead daughter, while her suspected killer is out on R300 bail

Family blames police for wrong charges

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 11 December 2019
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Khayelitsha court doesn’t cater properly for rape survivors, report finds

Rape Crisis demands better conditions at sexual offences court

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 10 December 2019
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Grahamstown court hears application for municipality to be placed under administration

City argues that court doesn’t have jurisdiction to do that

By Lucas Nowicki - 13 September 2019
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Ten years later, still no action on Hlophe complaint

Accusation that Western Cape Judge President tried to intervene in favour of Jacob Zuma has still not been dealt with

By Zikhona Ndlebe and Alison Tilley - 6 September 2019
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Glebelands officer admits to “mistake” during cross examination

Eight men are currently on trial for a spate of murders and other crimes at the Glebelands Hostel

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 29 August 2019
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Glebelands hostel murders: accused plead not guilty

The state is expected to call 100 witnesses during the trial

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 28 August 2019
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Equality Court prohibits display of old South African flag

Old flag should only be displayed for “genuine artistic, academic or journalistic expression in the public interest”

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 22 August 2019
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Traffic information employees unpaid for eight months

Department of Transport’s Road Traffic Management Corporation in legal wrangle with private company Tasima over insourcing employees

By Zoë Postman - 16 August 2019