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Economic crime soars in South Africa

PricewaterhouseCoopers 2016 Global Economic Crime Survey shows that when it comes to economic crimes, South Africa is ahead of the curve...

5 Apr 2016

Sanral to send the sheriff to collect debt

You can run, but you can't hide - the SA National Roads Agency Limited is coming for you...

By Leonie Wagner 22 Mar 2016

Rhino poaching syndicate receives tough sentencing

Magistrate Mike Coetzee handed down a 15-year imprisonment sentence to five of the six men involved in a rhino poaching syndicate, while the sixth one received an effective 10-year sentence in the Louis Trichardt Magistrate Court in Limpopo on Friday 11 March 2016...

16 Mar 2016

Problems implementing criminal sanctions in cartel cases

Punishing cartel ringleaders, the offenders, seems to be an obvious solution for cartel behaviour and in the UK, the US and Australia, competition authorities have enacted and entrenched criminal penalties for cartel behaviour. South Africa seems to wish to follow suit, although the amendments to the Competition Act in relation to criminal sanctions have yet to come into operation...

By Ahmore Burger-Smidt 4 Mar 2016

Wits obtains court order to manage student protests

On 15 January 2016, the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) obtained an interim court order from the South Gauteng High Court...

18 Jan 2016

Cosby, battling rape accusations, tweets thanks to fans

Disgraced TV legend Bill Cosby has tweeted his thanks to his 4.1-million followers, as he braces for more legal battles after being charged last week with felony sex assault...

4 Jan 2016

King Dalindyebo's petition dismissed

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha has dismissed the petition that has been submitted by lawyers representing the Abathembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo to reopen the King's case in Mthatha High Court...

30 Dec 2015

'Education officials hindered fraud probe'

A top academic spearheading a national probe into the selling of teaching posts has claimed his forensic investigators were obstructed by Eastern Cape education officials...

28 Dec 2015

Lekota's plan may be illegal

The leader of the Congress of the People (COPE) has a plan to reduce carnage on the country's roads - but it could be illegal...

24 Dec 2015

Pistorius granted bail

NEWSWATCH: Oscar Pistorius has been granted R10,000 bail under strict conditions by Deputy Judge President Aubrey Ledwaba in the Gauteng High Court this morning...

8 Dec 2015

Bread cartel appeal causes rise for concern

The Supreme Court of Appeal handed down its judgement relating to the action for damages instituted by a number of parties who regard themselves as having been injured by the cartel activity in the so-called 'bread cartel'.

By Petra Krusche and Irma-Dalene Gouws 17 Nov 2015

Who should run the courts?

Lady Justice is supposed to be blind, but the wheels of justice still need to turn smoothly and she still needs to pay the bills...

By Nicci Botha 2 Nov 2015

Pistorius's parole set aside

The Parole Review Board (PRB) has confirmed the decision to set aside the release of former paralympian Oscar Pistorius on correctional supervision...

6 Oct 2015

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