COURT

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
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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