Late judgments

No explanation for why a judge has taken 19 months to rule in vital court matter

Judge Nomonde Mngqibisa-Thusi of the Gauteng High Court reserved judgment in February 2021

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News | 22 September 2022

More than 150 judgments outstanding for more than six months – most recent report

But even the late judgments report appears to be late

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News | 20 September 2022

It’s been 15 months since the Cape High Court reserved judgment in this “emergency” housing case

The Office of the Chief Justice and Judge President John Hlophe are silent on why Acting Judge Bernard Martin has taken so long to hand down his ruling

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Law | 16 May 2022

Tardy courts: Nearly 100 judgments outstanding for more than six months

The Constitutional Court which should be setting an example had seven late judgments at the end of June

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News | 1 October 2021

Judges told to apologise for taking too long over judgments

“We are unanimous that the gravity of their misconduct demands that we impose a sanction,” says Judicial Services Commission

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Law | 18 January 2021

Supreme Court tears into KZN judge

Four-year delay in delivering judgment was “an unconscionable dereliction of duty”

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Law | 9 December 2020

Late judgments: Is the Cape High Court doing better?

Something troubling has shaken our confidence in the data

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Law | 1 October 2020

Concourt efficiency is declining

Average time for judgment takes over six months now compared to less than four months in 2017

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Law | 17 August 2020

Over 100 judgments have been outstanding for more than six months

This is up from 87 at the end of 2018

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News | 27 January 2020

Muddle over Cape High Court’s late judgments

Judge President Hlophe fails to explain why numbers don’t match

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News | 27 January 2020

A delayed court ruling is blocking a man’s right to justice

Judge Siraj Desai still to provide written reasons for a case filed in March 2016, despite multiple requests

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Law | 11 September 2019

Backlog at Western Cape High Court has improved

Late judgments down from 13 in February to four in August

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Law | 29 August 2019

Three judges reported to Judicial Service Commission

Judges Anton van Zyl, Siraj Desai, and Jacqueline Henriques nailed for late judgments

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Law | 23 April 2019

Chief Justice’s office fails to provide list of late judgments

GroundUp’s PAIA request to judiciary has been ignored

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Law | 2 April 2019

Case not closed: Cape High Court backlog showing no signs of improving

Thirteen judgments are over six months late, twice the amount of time set out in the judicial norms

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Law | 25 February 2019

Slight improvement in backlog at Western Cape High Court

But 16 judgments have been outstanding for at least six months

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Law | 13 December 2018