If the accused intended to kill A rather than B but did kill B, murder could be a competent verdict.
Most of those reporting on Oscar Pistorius's murder trial have opined on the way evidence should be judged despite no legal training or knowledge.
Using a member of the NPA as an evidence leader compromises the principles of separation of powers and judicial independence.
Many members of the judiciary are uneasy about the draft Superior Courts Act norms and standards that Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has prepared.
Severe challenges for the judiciary and its continuing role as a key custodian of our constitutional democracy will come to the fore this year.
A recent judgment by the Constitutional Court will help to develop accountability and transparency, qualities Madiba has reiterated while president.
The public still cannot read Thuli Madonsela's Nkandla report and the investigation into Arno Lamoer appears to have reached a standstill.
Was anyone listening when Nelson Mandela said South Africa would never return to an unjust system? It seems not.
The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance has reached the inevitable end of the road in the Jo'burg and Pretoria e-tolling saga.
The proud tradition of anti-apartheid lawyers seems to have disappeared as miners battle to get legal representation at the Farlam commission.