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Law starving the poor

Advocates of the distribution of surplus food to the poor are calling for the Consumer Protection Act to be changed to allow donors to feed more of the 14-million people who go hungry every day in South Africa...

4 Dec 2016

Attorneys continue to embrace technology - LSSA survey

An increased appetite for online services, smarter use of technology, and the entrenchment of digital research, are just some of the continuing shifts among the attorneys' profession in South Africa...

Issued by LexisNexis 9 Nov 2016

'State capture' judicial inquiry will focus on Denel, Transnet, SAA and SABC

The judicial commission of inquiry that will be established to probe allegations of state capture will look into claims against state-owned enterprises, namely Denel, Transnet, SAA and the SABC...

By Linda Ensor 4 Nov 2016

Public protector CEO quits after only a few months in the job

The CEO of the Office of the Public Protector, Louisa Zonda, has resigned from her position, just months after being appointed...

2 Nov 2016

Zuma withdraws application for interdict, to consider Public Protector report

President Jacob Zuma has withdrawn his application seeking to interdict the Public Protector from publishing an interim report pursuant to an investigation into complaints of improper and unethical conduct...

2 Nov 2016

Tlakula appointed chairperson of Information Regulator

President Jacob Zuma has confirmed the appointment of Advocate Pansy Tlakula as the chairperson of the Information Regulator...

27 Oct 2016

Advocates must explain why they should not be barred

President Jacob Zuma has given notice of his intention to suspend two senior prosecutors, deputy national director of public prosecutions Nomgcobo Jiba and head of the specialised commercial crimes unit Lawrence Mrwebi from office...

26 Oct 2016

SA formally withdrawing from ICC

South Africa has formally requested to withdraw from the Rome Statute, a treaty that established the International Criminal Court (ICC)...

21 Oct 2016

Will Act amendments render Competition Commission a 'toothless watchdog'?

Despite the fines, threat of sanctions and blacklisting imposed on firms involved in cartel activity, there appears to have been an increase in the number of cartels uncovered by the Competition Commission...

By Maphanga Maseko 14 Oct 2016

New Public Protector appointed

President Jacob Zuma has appointed Advocate Busisiwe Joyce Mkhwebane as the next Public Protector...

7 Oct 2016

PwC expands legal arm with law practice purchase

PwC has acquired the corporate advisory business of Read Hope Phillips (RHP) Attorneys, a leading South African corporate and M&A law firm, with effect from 1 November 2016...

6 Oct 2016

Malindi rejects ANC capture

The advocate who prosecuted Julius Malema on behalf of the ANC at his disciplinary inquiry was asked on Wednesday, 5 October 2016, about whether his appointment as a judge would create a perception that the judiciary was being captured by the ANC...

By Franny Rabkin 6 Oct 2016

Pull-out exhausts JSC

The Judicial Service Commission's bid to fill a Constitutional Court vacancy has suffered a setback again...

5 Oct 2016

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