Legal Trends 2018

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R18m drug bust at OR Tambo Airport

Customs officials of the South African Revenue Service (SARS) have confiscated two large consignments of crystal meth at OR Tambo International Airport worth over R18 million...

21 Feb 2018

Minister Mbalula welcomes Lamoer ruling

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has welcomed the conviction of former Western Cape top cop Arno Lamoer, saying it sends a strong message to the men in blue that crime doesn't pay...

20 Feb 2018

Guptas and lieutenants were 'secret' passengers on court case flight

South African air charter company Execujet has been accused of flouting international aviation regulations when it failed to declare the identity of five "secret" passengers it flew to Bloemfontein last week...

By Graeme Hosken 20 Feb 2018

Metro exploring new ways to reduce water and electricity losses

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is on a mission to reduce water and electricity losses through a partnership with the SA Revenue Protection Association (Sarpa)...

By Siyamtanda Capa 19 Feb 2018

Hawks arrest two more people in connection with controversial Vrede dairy farm project

Five people have been arrested in connection with the investigations into the controversial Vrede Dairy Farm project...

By Nomahlubi Jordaan 15 Feb 2018

Life sentence for human trafficker

The Uitenhage Regional Court has sentenced Nombuyiselo Matini to life in prison for human trafficking...

13 Feb 2018

Six arrested for killings in Marikana

A police operation has led to the arrest of six suspects who are thought to be behind the killings of people in Marikana, North West, five years ago, says Police Minister Fikile Mbalula...

12 Feb 2018

Police Minister speaks on Phahlane's case

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has noted the charges by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) against former acting National Police Commissioner Kgomotso Phahlane...

9 Feb 2018

10 nabbed for illegal explosives and corruption

The 10-member syndicate, which was arrested for allegedly selling commercial explosives, will appear in court this morning...

8 Feb 2018

Former top cop Phahlane in court over alleged corruption

Former acting National Police Commissioner, Khomotso Phahlane, is appearing in the Specialised Commercial Crimes court this morning, to face alleged corruption and money-laundering charges...

8 Feb 2018

Khehla Sitole says 'Captain KGB' did not draw a salary while in jail

National police commissioner Lt-Gen Khehla Sitole on Friday maintained that‚ despite reports to the contrary‚ Morris "Captain KGB" Tshabalala was not drawing a salary from the police while in jail and that his employment with the police had been terminated in 2016...

By Khulekani Magubane 6 Feb 2018

Manhunt underway for escaped awaiting trial prisoners

Gauteng police have launched a manhunt for five awaiting trial prisoners, who escaped while being transported from the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court to the Johannesburg Prison...

6 Feb 2018

Two in the dock for fraud, illegal land sales

The Hawks in Newcastle have arrested two suspects in Vryheid for rental fraud and illegal land sales amounting to about R4 million...

1 Feb 2018

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German court could open way to bans on diesel cars

FRANKFURT, Germany - One of Germany's top courts will decide on Thursday, 22 February 2018, whether some diesel vehicles can be banned from parts of cities like Stuttgart and Duesseldorf to reduce air pollution, a possible landmark judgement for the "car nation".

20 Feb 2018

Waymo, Uber end trade secrets theft trial with settlement

SAN FRANCISCO, USA - Waymo and Uber announced an agreement on Friday, 9 February 2018, in the blockbuster federal lawsuit over allegedly stolen trade secrets from the former Google self-driving car project.

12 Feb 2018

21st Century Fox/Sky takeover thrown into doubt by UK regulator

LONDON, UK: Britain's competition regulator provisionally ruled Tuesday that a planned takeover of pan-European satellite TV giant Sky by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox entertainment group was "not in the public interest".

24 Jan 2018

Tesla faces fresh Norway lawsuit over false advertising

OSLO, Norway: Nearly 80 Tesla owners in Norway have sued the US automaker over misleading advertising, saying their electric car did not deliver the promised performance, Norwegian daily Dagens Naeringsliv (DN) reported on Thursday.

12 Jan 2018

Steinhoff investors ask to join Dutch lawsuit

The Dutch Investors Association (VEB) says it has been approached by many South African-registered Steinhoff shareholders interested in participating in its class action against Steinhoff.

By Ann Crotty 12 Jan 2018

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