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Judges agree on a democratic approach to customary law

The ruling communities under traditional leadership are seeking ways to introduce democracy into their existing systems.

‘Discretionary’ ruling protects the mentally ill and society

The mere existence of a disability cannot justify a deprivation of liberty

Clients, staff can’t afford to bend bank’s Golden Rules

Bank staff cannot afford to ignore the Golden Rules — and we as customers cannot afford to let them

Was justice served in daughter rape case?

The man who abused his daughter for eight years got a 20-year sentence; could it have been longer?

SCA slams judges in rape appeal

High court's cryptic review of magistrate's decision dealt with neither facts nor the law

Quirky metaphors, sham trials

No longer on the Swazi bench, Judge Masuku keeps unique voice in his judgements — in Namibia

Swazi chief justice breaks cover for disciplinary hearing

There is little for the Swazi judicial system to smile about at this stage

Hijack leaves maritime law at sea

A curious sequence of events has resulted in a ground-breaking case being heard in South Africa

My father raped me for eight years

Yet serious errors by the prosecutor and the magistrate meant the high court had no choice but to reduce his sentence of life in prison.

Lesotho’s courts on shaky ground

The unpopular appointment of the new appeal court president has left the judiciary divided

No tax please, I’m the chief justice

Swaziland's top judge has won his tax battle, with a close colleague presiding over the trial

Bid to set aside Sanral secrecy ruling

The agency's toll road fight with Cape Town has led to a clampdown on access to court papers.

Press Releases

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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