A Judicial Conduct Tribunal has unanimously found that Western Cape judge president John Hlophe “improperly attempted to influence” two judges of the Constitutional Court. Finding him guilty of “gross misconduct”, the tribunal’s report has now been submitted to the chairperson of the Judicial Services Commission which will determine his fate.[…]
Ivermectin may now be used in SA for the treatment of Covid-19. That is the upshot of a settlement agreement, made an order of court, in four applications against the SA Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra). In terms of the agreement, the anti-parasitic drug can now be “compounded” and prescribed[…]
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane says she is not running away from the parliamentary process to determine her fitness to hold office. However, the embattled incumbent says she intends to appeal a Western Cape High Court decision that paved the way for the Parliamentary process. The Constitutional Court this week found[…]
Its has been three months since the High Court in Pretoria ordered the department of basic education to reinstate the National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) but children across the country are still going without food. In July, the court ordered the department to ensure all qualifying children got meals. But[…]
A group of seven queer artists in Cape Town have been occupying a Camps Bay property since September 18, to draw attention to safety, land and housing issues. The group appeared in the Cape Town High Court today after receiving an eviction order, and were ordered to vacate the property[…]
The urgent case to ensure that meals are provided to over 9 million learners who qualify for the National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) will be heard in the High Court in Pretoria on Thursday. Rights group, Equal Education (EE) and two Limpopo school governing bodies lodged the application against the[…]
The Educators’ Union of South Africa has filed papers in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria to apply for leave to appeal a judgment that struck its bid to interdict the Department of Basic Education from reopening schools off the roll. It was struck off due a lack of[…]
Cabinet has announced that it will seek leave to appeal the judgment of the High Court in Pretoria on lockdown regulations. Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu told the media in Pretoria Thursday afternoon that the cabinet believes it has followed all the right steps in its approach to COVID-19.[…]
A former inmate who was detained at the then John Vorster Square Police Station Jabulane Ngwenya says the mood was very tense at the station on the day anti-apartheid activist Neil Aggett died. Ngwenya has concluded testifying at the inquest into Aggett’s death in the High Court in Johannesburg. Aggett[…]
The trial of a 22-year-old man, who is accused of raping a seven-year-old girl in the bathroom of a Dros restaurant in Pretoria, is expected to kick off in the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Monday. The accused, who cannot be named until he has pleaded, has been charged[…]
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