Judge has warned of the danger of politicising courts, even though the motion is of national interest, writes Andisiwe Makinana.
Cape Judge Dennis Davis did not take kindly to questions put to him on Monday about Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe.
The Judicial Service Commission's grilling of candidate judges for the Constitutional Court positions kicks off in Soweto on Sunday.
The political climate, with members of the ruling party labelling senior judges "counter-revolutionary" resembles that of the nationalist government.
The Competition Appeal Court has rejected a bid by dairy producers Clover and Ladismith Cheese to avoid a price-fixing hearing.
With celebrations marking the 25th anniversary of the UDF barely over, another broad-based, left-leaning civil society grouping having been launched.
Value Added Network Services operators now have their legal foot in the door and a central regulatory barrier is set to crumble like the Berlin wall.
The chief rabbi's confident claim of the importance of the newly published Bill of Responsibilities raises the question of the role of religion in the development of our constitutional society. The Constitution guarantees freedom of religion, as we shall show, but does religion promote the Constitution, as the rabbi claims?
A crisis in Zimbabwe? What crisis? This question was debated by three high-ranking Zimbabwean opposition politicians at the Mail & Guardian's Critical Thinking Forum in Johannesburg on Wednesday evening. "We expect too much of South Africa," said one panellist. "There is a limit to what South Africa can do."
A constitutional crisis. Instability. Business as usual. Disillusionment. The jury was out on South Africa's immediate political future at the Mail & Guardian's Critical Thinking Forum held in Johannesburg on Tuesday evening. Will the African National Congress's Polokwane conference bring popular change or business as usual?
The Independent Democrats (ID) were riding high on the eve of the floor-crossing window on Friday after Cape High Court judges rejected bids by four would-be deserters to hang on to their seats until midnight. Judge Dennis Davis turned down an application by former ID general secretary Avril Harding to have his summary expulsion from the party reversed.
An application in the Cape High Court on Monday, concerning sequestration proceedings involving Fidentia's J Arthur Brown and his wife, Susan, was "an abuse of the judicial system", Cape High Court Judge Dennis Davis said. In December last year, Judge Davis ordered the provisional sequestration of Brown and his wife's joint estate.
The joint estate of former Fidentia boss J Arthur Brown and his wife, Susan, was on Tuesday placed under provisional sequestration by the Cape High Court. This followed an application by the curators of the Fidentia group of companies, who claimed that the Browns owed Fidentia just over R24-million.
A Cape High Court judge on Friday criticised what he called "unseemly political horse-trading" ahead of the floor-crossing window, and said it resembled transfer season in the English Premiership. Dennis Davis made the remarks before rejecting an application by the former general secretary of the Independent Democrats to overturn his expulsion from the party.
The Independent Democrats (ID) won another round in the floor-crossing battle on Thursday when the Cape High Court refused to overturn the expulsion from the party of Cape Town city councillor Achmat Williams. Deputy Judge President Jeanette Traverso also rejected Williams's bid to delay his appeal hearing against the expulsion.