Judges have a duty to review decisions not to prosecute - even in potentially contentious cases, writes Richard Calland.
Parliamentarians have approved an amendment to the Sexual Offences Act as a measure to prevent certain crimes becoming impossible to prosecute.
Some women in Limpopo's Vhembe district say their traditional powers should be expanded, writes Kwanele Sosibo
The battle has shifted from the courtroom to the bottom line as attorneys fight to get their fees.
President Jacob Zuma is not the only world leader who has turned to the law in an effort to stifle criticism about himself, writes Fatima Asmal-Motala
Predictable reactions to attempts to improve the legal profession reveal members' self-interest, writes Richard Calland.
The government's obvious displeasure with the courts should not be a sufficient excuse to avoid debate on the appropriate scope for judicial activity.
Dysfunctional record-keeping keeps watchdog groups and the media in the dark.
The proposed Superior Courts Bill is a landmark piece of legislation that intends to ensure the administrative independence of all SA's courts.
The quiet town of Grahamstown could get even quieter if the proposed Superior Courts Bill gets through Parliament.
The Freedom Front Plus says Deputy Police Minister Maggie Sotyu is creating "racial tension" with her comments that courts are racist.
No explosives were found in the South Gauteng High Court, in Johannesburg, which was evacuated after a bomb scare on Wednesday.
Cape Judge President John Hlophe is set to return to work, the South African Broadcasting Corporation reported on Monday.
Judges at a four-day judicial gathering in Pretoria have resolved to tackle court backlogs and delays.
Apartheid-era names for courts such as the High Court of Bophuthatswana ceased to exist last week, the Justice Department confirmed on Monday.
The Scorpions will give their side in court on Thursday in police chief Jackie Selebi's tussle over the right to secure documents for his trial.
Judge Leona Theron will preside over ANC president Jacob Zuma's court appearance in Pietermaritzburg next month, it was reported on Tuesday.
Recent media reports that the South African judiciary is being undermined have no basis, says President Kgalema Motlanthe.
Lawyers for ANC president Jacob Zuma will approach the Constitutional Court for leave to appeal against this week's Supreme Court of Appeal ruling.
A court on Friday dismissed with costs an application by the ANC to stop a breakaway group using the name Congress of the People.