High Court

Organisations to appeal child identity ruling

By Zaakiyah Gabier The High Court in Pretoria dismissed an application yesterday to the naming of child victims, witnesses and offenders after they turn 18. The case was initially brought forward by lawyers of Zephany Nurse and later supported by the Centre for Child Law (CCL), Childline, Nicro and Media[…]

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Family welcome verdict in Shwarma King murder

Relatives of the slain Egyptian businessman and academic Mamdouh Moustafa have welcomed a high court ruling, which found two men of guilty of his murder. Moustafa was bludgeoned to death on the 31st July 2015 by two men, before his vehicle was stolen. The 68 year old suffered multiple blunt[…]

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Accused admits to murdering, raping Franziska

The man accused of murdering 16-year-old Franziska Blöchliger, on Tuesday in the Western Cape High Court admitted to killing her. Netwerk24 reported that Howard Oliver also admitted to raping her. Franziska was murdered and raped on March 7, 2016, in the Tokai Forest in Cape Town. She was also robbed[…]

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Group approaches High Court to change sexual abuse law

Non-profit organisation Women and Men against Child Abuse is on Monday expected to approach the High Court in Johannesburg in an effort to change the law to ensure that the legal system acknowledges the seriousness of all sexual violence cases, regardless of the elapsed time since the offence. It said[…]

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Judgement handed down in UUCSA trademark case

The Pretoria high court has ordered that a Port Elizabeth based organisation operating under the name of the United Ulama Council of South Africa (UUCSA) does not have claims to the trademark. The judgement follows a three year long fight between the Johannesburg based ulema organisation called UUCSA and what[…]

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High Court to hear application by former Prasa board

The High Court in Pretoria is set to hear an urgent application by the former directors and chairperson of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) board Popo Molefe to set aside the decision of Transport Minister Dipuo Peters to dissolve the board. Molefe’s legal team is expected to[…]

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Mandela assassination plot covered up: former body guard

The investigation into a plot to assassinate former president Nelson Mandela was “totally covered up”, Major-General Andre Lincoln testified in the Western Cape High Court on Monday. He told the court that police officers at all levels blocked the investigation. A handcrafted rifle was found under the desk of a[…]

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ICC withdrawal ‘unconstitutional and invalid’, high court rules

The High Court in Pretoria has ruled that government’s decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) was unconstitutional and invalid. Deputy Judge President Phineas Mojapelo said President Jacob Zuma and the ministers of justice and international relations are ordered to revoke the notice of withdrawal. During the hearing[…]

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