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Cell C and banner man in court

The banner calling Cell C the most useless service provider in South Africa is defamatory to the point of unlawfulness, the High Court in Johannesburg heard on Wednesday. In an urgent application before Judge Sharise Weiner, Christopher Whittcutt, for Cell C, argued the banner was a defamatory statement, and unashamedly[…]

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Dewani trial to continue

British businessman Shrien Dewani’s trial, on a charge of murdering his wife Anni, continues in the Western Cape High Court on Monday. The shuttle taxi driver convicted of her murder, State witness Zola Tongo, was expected to continue being cross-examined. On Thursday Francois van Zyl, for Dewani, showed three video[…]

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Dewani trial resumes

British businessman Shrien Dewani’s trial, for the murder of his wife Anni, will resume in the Western Cape High Court on Monday. Dewani is accused of masterminding the murder of his wife during their honeymoon in Cape Town and offering local men R15,000 to carry out a hit, on November[…]

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‘Prison cannot secure Oscar’s safety’

A prison will not be able to secure Oscar Pistorius’s safety, the High Court in Pretoria heard on Tuesday. “My opinion is that the accused is vulnerable [in prison]. They cannot eliminate his vulnerability and they cannot secure his safety,” Annette Vergeer said under cross-examination from prosecutor Gerrie Nel. “That[…]

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Strong security for Oscar proceedings

There was a strong security presence at the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday, ahead of day two in the sentencing procedures of culpable homicide-convicted Oscar Pistorius. Local and international media set up about 10 ladders along the entrance of the court as they waited for the athlete’s arrival. Shortly[…]

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Dewani back in court

British businessman Shrien Dewani, accused of murdering his wife during their Cape Town honeymoon, is expected back in the Western Cape High Court on Thursday. His formal admissions on Wednesday showed his computer was logged onto a male gay website hours after his wife’s body was found. In the document[…]

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Another night of waiting for Pistorius

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius will spend another night wondering about his fate as judgment in his murder trial was adjourned early on Thursday. Judge Thokozile Masipa adjourned proceedings in the High Court in Pretoria before dealing with the matter of whether Pistorius was guilty of culpable homicide. This was after she[…]

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Dewani to appear in court

British businessman Shrien Dewani will be back in the Western Cape High Court on Friday. He may stand trial for the murder of his wife Anni as early as October if he is found fit by a mental health panel. In June, Dewani appeared before Judge President John Hlophe, who[…]

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Icasa porn case back in court

An application by the Justice Alliance of SA to overrule the decision by Icasa to allow the broadcasting of three pornographic channels on TV after 8pm will resume in the Western Cape High Court on Thursday. On Wednesday, Steven Budlender, for On Digital Media, said it was up to Parliament[…]

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City welcomes ruling against illegal protest

The City of Cape Town on Tuesday welcomed the judgment by the High Court in Cape Town in civil action against the Cape Town Informal Settlement organisation and its members. The organisation failed to oppose the matter in court and a default judgment in excess of R55,000 was granted, the[…]

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