A reduced sentence for a child rapist reflects the Supreme Court of Appeal’s blunt understanding of what rape does to a victim.
The courts have ruled in disapproval of secrecy and unduly delay, and rightfully so.
The judges body needs introspection as it prepares for interviews for vacant positions.
South Gauteng High Court Judge Nigel Willis responds to an article published in the Mail & Guardian.
The public works department claims businessperson Roux Shabangu fraudulently used his empowerment credentials for a R137-million lease deal.
The M&G's battle to gain access to a report on the conditions surrounding the 2002 elections in Zimbabwe returns to the High Court on June 14.
President Jacob Zuma tried to stop "The Spear" court case before proceedings started a week ago, but the ANC insisted on going ahead.
At the South Gauteng High Court on Thursday, President Jacob Zuma employed the reactionary mobilisation strategy that has served him so well.
The "shoot the boer" hate speech complaint against ANC Youth League president Julius Malema gets transferred to to the South Gauteng High Court.
The Nairobi government froze the Kenyan assets of the most wanted suspect in Rwanda's genocide on Tuesday. Felicien Kabuga, a wealthy Hutu businessman, is accused of bankrolling Rwandan militias who killed about 800 000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus in 100 days of bloodshed in 1994.
President Thabo Mbeki must be relieved of his duties as mediator in the current impasse in Zimbabwe, Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai said in Johannesburg on Thursday. "We want to thank President Mbeki for all of his efforts, but President Mbeki needs to be relieved of his duties," he told reporters.
South African President Thabo Mbeki's failure to criticise neighbouring Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe has weakened his international stature, analysts said. Once hailed as a leader focussed on Africa's revival, Mbeki's silence on Zimbabwe has been blamed either on misplaced loyalty or crippling deference.
A judge has issued a stern warning to murder accused Najwa Petersen after learning on Tuesday she had dismissed her advocate just as she was supposed to start presenting her case for a not-guilty ruling. "We can't be held to ransom by the whims of one accused," Cape High Court judge Siraj Desai said.
As the state wrapped up its case in the Najwa Petersen murder trial on Monday, Najwa's advocate said no decision had been taken on whether she would testify in her own defence. "I've still to consult with Mrs Petersen," said senior counsel Klaus von Lieres und Wilkau. "We will make up our minds in the course of the coming week."
A 36-year old man, accused of murdering eleven KwaZulu-Natal women and dumping their bodies in sugarcane fields, will be tried in the Ramsgate High Court. Thozamile Taki and his alleged accomplice Hlengiwe Nene appeared briefly in the Umzinto Magistrate's Court on Friday, where Magistrate Giel van Aarde ordered that they be held in custody until the trial starts on November 17.
Two men who stabbed an elderly woman and cut off her fingers to remove her rings in her apartment in Malmesbury near Cape Town were sentenced to 18 years' imprisonment on Thursday. Judge Deon van Zyl said the incident, on Christmas Eve in 2004, turned a festive occasion into a grieving one for the woman's family.