Visser to appeal life sentence for farm-worker murder

Martin Visser, who has been sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering a farm-worker, is expected to apply for leave to appeal against his conviction and sentence on Thursday. Forty five-year-old Visser, from Lutzville on the Western Cape’s West Coast, was sentenced on Wednesday by the high court sitting in Vredendal[…]

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FOR SA appeals ‘spanking judgment’

Freedom of Religion South Africa (FOR SA) filed an application this week for leave to appeal against the recent judgment by the Johannesburg High Court barring parents from spanking their children. FOR SA’s application‚ which asks for the matter to be referred to the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in[…]

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Appeal halts Esidimeni disciplinary hearings

The disciplinary hearings of two department officials fingered in the Health Ombudsman’s Esidimeni report have been halted after Head of Department Ephraim Selebano and Director for Mental Health Makgabo Manamela appealed against the findings. The report found former Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu, Selebano and Manamela as key players in a[…]

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State applies to appeal Oscar sentencing

The State will on Friday again challenge a ruling by Judge Thokozile Masipa against convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius. It would ask for leave to appeal against the six-year jail term she sentenced him to on July 6. The hearing is taking place in the High Court in Johannesburg, National Prosecuting[…]

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SABC to appeal Labour Court order

The SABC will appeal the Labour Court order that it reinstate four journalists that were recently dismissed, and will not allow them back into their offices. The Labour Court ruled on Tuesday that four of the eight SABC journalists that were axed by the broadcaster must be reinstated. It also[…]

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