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[…]
The High Court in Johannesburg has handed down a ruling on religion in public schools, saying that schools can’t promote one religion. The case was brought by the Organisation for Religious Education and Democracy (OGOD) against six schools. “Religious observances may be conducted at state or state-aided institutions, provided that:[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Triple murder-accused Henri van Breda cried silently as a pathologist told the Cape Town High Court yesterday that his brother, Rudi, and father, Martin, were alive for some time, bleeding to death, after a brutal axe attack. His mother, Teresa, faced the attacker head on and raised her palm to[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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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