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Eight years on and the Hlophe case takes another turn
Eight years on and the Hlophe case takes another turn
This week, this column could be retitled “Only in South Africa”. A few weeks ago a unanimous Bench of the Supreme Court of Appeal dismissed an...
Aspirant judges find that JZ saga weighs on the JSC
Aspirant judges find that JZ saga weighs on the JSC
Like the saltiness that floated in off the Atlantic Ocean and hung over the Sea Point hotel in Cape Town, the Constitutional Court’s judgment that...
Courts will be big news in 2016
Courts will be big news in 2016
A look at the court rolls reveals that several key cases are likely to be heard this term now that the high courts have resumed their work after the...
Fame not a factor as JSC punts Makgoba as Limpopo top judge
Fame not a factor as JSC punts Makgoba as Limpopo top judge
There were tense moments when seven candidates were interviewed for the post of judge president in the new Limpopo division of the high court this...
Jappie set to replace Patel despite his off-the-cuff comment
Jappie set to replace Patel despite his off-the-cuff comment
KwaZulu-Natal deputy judge president Achmat Jappie may have put his foot in it yesterday, but in the end the Judicial Service Commission did not...
Suzman Foundation won't get access to discussions on judge selection
Suzman Foundation won't get access to discussions on judge selection
The high court in the Western Cape this week rejected a request for the right to appeal a judgment refusing the Helen Suzman Foundation (HSF)...
Helen Suzman Foundation: Battle goes on for access to full JSC deliberations
Helen Suzman Foundation: Battle goes on for access to full JSC deliberations
The battle for access to closed-door deliberations over the selection of candidates for the Western Cape Bench continues on Wednesday in the Cape...
Letters to the editor: October 17 to 23 2014
Letters to the editor: October 17 to 23 2014
In Independent institutions key to rights,...
The ambiguity of 'separation of powers'
The ambiguity of 'separation of powers'
What, Free State Premier Ace Magashule asked Judge Connie Mocumie, is your understanding of the separation of powers? He added: "Out there in the...
Mogoeng reprimands judges for dragging their gavels
Mogoeng reprimands judges for dragging their gavels
If there’s one sure-fire way to annoy Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, it is by taking too long to deliver outstanding reserved judgments. This was...
Hlophe to face disciplinary tribunal in September
Hlophe to face disciplinary tribunal in September
Hlophe's attorney Barnabas Xulu told the newspaper the hearing was set down for September 30 to October 11, in Johannesburg, reported the Cape Times on Tuesday....

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