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Independent attorney wins 2017 Best Article Award

Emile Myburgh has won the 2017 LexisNexis Prize for Legal Practitioners for the best article by a practising attorney published in De Rebus, for his piece on 'Holding delinquent directors personally liable'...

12 Apr 2018

Municipal court moves to Strand Street Concourse

The City of Cape Town municipal court that was previously located in City Hall is now operating from the revamped Strand Street Concourse...

3 Apr 2018

Judges locked out Juta's online law library

A contract dispute between the Department of Justice and publisher Juta has resulted in judges being locked out from accessing Juta's content, on which they rely as an archive of judgments and legal commentary...

By Bekezela Phakathi 26 Mar 2018

President Ramaphosa clarifies former President's legal fees

President Cyril Ramaphosa says former President Jacob Zuma's legal fees will be paid in exception to cases where the court finds that he acted in his personal capacity...

23 Mar 2018

Officials in court for illegally releasing parolees

The law enforcement agencies have nabbed nine officials from the Department of Home Affairs and the Department of Correctional Services for illegally releasing at least 36 parolees...

20 Mar 2018

Centre to fight illegal fishing to be set up

As a signatory to the SADC Protocol on Fisheries, South Africa will play a significant role in the establishment of the SADC regional Monitoring Control and Surveillance Coordination Centre (MCSCC) which will soon be established in Mozambique...

19 Mar 2018

Is there something more sinister behind the latest PPA delay?

The much-anticipated signing of South Africa's renewables power purchase agreements (PPAs) has once again been delayed. This time by an application for an interdict to prevent the contracts being concluded...

By Nicci Botha 14 Mar 2018

Charges in motion for 'rogue unit' three

As pressure mounts on Sars commissioner Tom Moyane, the NPA moved against three former Sars officials, who are set to face charges linked to the alleged "rogue unit" at the tax agency...

13 Mar 2018

Police with criminal records to be removed

Police Minister General Bheki Cele says processes are already underway to remove 57 police officers from the system, who have been found to have criminal records or cases against them...

8 Mar 2018

Public Protector faces harsh criticism in Parliament over dairy farm debacle

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane came under heavy criticism from MPs in the justice committee on Tuesday for her handling of the investigation into the Vrede dairy farm...

By Xolisa Phillip 6 Mar 2018

Lexis Library Time Select equips small legal firms to turn time into money

Lexis Library Time Select gives small to medium legal enterprises access to up-to-date and relevant legal content, increasing their billable hours exponentially...

Issued by LexisNexis 2 Mar 2018

No-show Dudu Myeni could face summons for state capture inquiry

Former SAA chairwoman Dudu Myeni could face a summons if she once again fails to appear before the parliamentary inquiry into state capture next week...

By Linda Ensor 28 Feb 2018

President withdraws appeal against NPA head

President Cyril Ramaphosa has withdrawn the appeal at the Constitutional Court against the court ruling that NPA head, Shaun Abrahams, should vacate his position...

26 Feb 2018

Sassa flouted policy in CPS payment, court told

Corruption Watch told the High Court in Pretoria on Thursday, 22 February 2018, that the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) had not complied with its supply chain policy when it agreed to pay Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) for the reregistration of social grant beneficiaries in 2015...

By Ann Crotty 23 Feb 2018

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