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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.

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

‘Discretionary’ ruling protects the mentally ill and society

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

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.

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