Power company Eskom said on Wednesday it respected a recent ruling granting the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) leave to appeal a July high court decision which allowed the state utility to recoup R69 billion (US$3.9 billion) from consumers over the next three years via higher electricity tariffs.[…]
Lawyers for two Reuters reporters jailed for seven years in Myanmar lodged an appeal on Monday against their conviction on charges of breaking the country’s Official Secrets Act. The appeal cited evidence of a police set-up and lack of proof of a crime. “We filed an appeal … because the trial court’s[…]
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[…]
Former real estate agent Vicki Momberg is expected to appear in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday to apply for leave to appeal her effective two-year prison sentence. She was convicted of crimen injuria for lashing out at a black police officer who had assisted her after an alleged smash-and-grab[…]
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[…]
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[…]
The Constitutional Court says it would not be in the interests of justice to hear the NPA’s request for leave to appeal the reinstatement of corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma at this stage. Court papers show an order dated September 28 dismissing a request for leave to appeal the[…]
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[…]
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[…]
The State has filed an affidavit to oppose Oscar Pistorius’s bid to appeal his conviction of murder with the Consitutional Court, eNCA reports.According to eNCA, the State said that it was in the interests of justice that Pistorius be sentenced on the crime he has committed, and that Pistorius does[…]
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