The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein has increased the sentence of former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius to 13 years in prison for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. “The sentence imposed by the…[high court] with respect to murder is set aside and substituted with the following –[…]
The Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (Casac) has welcomed the Supreme Court of Appeal judgment‚ which dismissed the appeals by President Jacob Zuma and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). The NPA and Zuma sought to appeal against a Pretoria high court order last year‚ which held[…]
While the Supreme Court of Appeal’s decision to dismiss the “spy tapes” appeal is disappointing, it means that the NPA can now make a “legitimate” decision on whether or not to prosecute President Zuma, the Presidency says. “The Supreme Court of Appeal ruled that the then Acting National Director of[…]
Former tennis Grand Slam champion and convicted rapist Bob Hewitt abused his position of authority when he raped two young women and sexually assaulted another, the Supreme Court of Appeal said on Thursday. It dismissed his appeal to have his six-year jail sentence overturned, and said his fame did not[…]
The Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein is expected to hand down judgment on Thursday in an appeal by former Grand Slam champion and convicted rapist Bob Hewitt. Hewitt is appealing his six-year sentence for raping two women when they were teenagers and sexually assaulting another. Judgment was expected to[…]
The Supreme Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal against part of a High Court judgment that SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng be suspended pending a disciplinary inquiry against him. The SCA has also rejected part of the Western Cape High Court ruling which said Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s rulings were[…]
Former Fidentia boss J Arthur Brown was sentenced on Monday to in effect 15 years in jail after the Supreme Court of Appeal set aside his previous sentence for fraud. Brown received 15 years’ imprisonment on each of two fraud charges. The sentences would run concurrently. The National Prosecuting Authority[…]
The Supreme Court of Appeal on Thursday dismissed President Jacob Zuma’s application to prevent the release of the so-called “Spy Tapes”. Within five days, the National Prosecuting Authority must comply with the previous court order, in an application brought by the Democratic Alliance (DA), to release the tapes. The actual[…]
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