Supreme Court of appeal

Zuma’s bruising year in the courts

It has been a turbulent year in courts for President Jacob Zuma. Three cases related either to his official functions as head of state or personal interests dealt the president a series of body blows during 2017. The latest landed in the final weeks of the year when a full[…]

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Mmusi Maimane calls out Shaun Abrahams over Zuma

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane – who says President Jacob Zuma’s legal bills have cost South African taxpayers about R30 million already – has given prosecuting boss Shaun Abrahams a 10-day deadline. “I will be writing to the National Director of Public Prosecutions‚ Advocate Shaun Abrahams‚ insisting that Jacob Zuma[…]

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Ousted Hawks boss to apply to interdict Mbalula

Ousted Hawks boss Major-General Berning Ntlemeza will apply in the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday to interdict the Minister of Police, Fikile Mbalula. Ntlemeza’s latest legal bid is seeking to interdict Mbalula from preventing him from continuing with his duties pending the outcome of his appeal against the ruling[…]

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Euthanasia case goes to Supreme Court of Appeal

The Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein will hear arguments on the legality of euthanasia or assisted suicide. Spokesperson for the department of Justice and Correctional Services Mthunzi Mhanga says ending the life of patient is illegal in the South African constitution. He says taking life of a human being[…]

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Sanral loses SCA appeal over Winelands route

The Supreme Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) over the right to toll the Winelands route. “The application for leave to appeal against the refusal to admit further affidavits is dismissed with cost, including the costs of two counsel,” it[…]

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Cape Town says Sanral decisions ‘unlawful’

The ongoing battle to stop portions of the N1 and N2 from becoming toll roads continued in the Supreme Court of Appeal on Tuesday, as the the City of Cape Town again argued Sanral’s decision was improper and unlawful. In 2015 the Western Cape High Court set aside approvals that[…]

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SCA to hear Bashir appeal

Bloemfontein – The State’s appeal of the June 2015 high court order to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is expected to be heard in the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein on Friday. Justice and Constitutional Development Minister Michael Masutha and 11 others want the SCA to overturn a ruling[…]

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