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Emsie Ferreira

Mkhize throws the book at the Special Investigating Unit

It’s a long shot at political redemption for the former health minister and, more pressingly, a bid to avert criminal charges

Constitutional court confirms warrantless searches in cordoned off areas unconstitutional

The law was challenged in response to raids in inner Johannesburg seemingly targeting illegal immigrants and the highest court has pronounced itself 10 days before an election in which then mayor Herman Mashaba has campaigned on an anti-foreigner ticket

Zondo responds to Fraser’s objection to his nomination as chief justice

The deputy chief justice said all the former spy boss had to do to respond to bombshell testimony implicating him in state capture was to apply for a turn to testify

Zuma tries to turn his courtroom attack on Downer into a criminal case

Jacob Zuma has laid charges claiming that Billy Downer, and the NPA, have irredeemably tainted the arms deal corruption charges that have haunted him since 2005

Coko vs S ruling: The case against a subjective test on consent in rape trials

Acting judge Tembeka Ngcukaitobi’s acquittal of a rape suspect has raised controversy, but legal experts say the fault lay with legislators and not the court

Former spy boss Fraser objects to Zondo’s nomination as chief justice

The former director general of intelligence’s character assassination of the deputy chief justice is straight out of the Zuma playbook

Magashule files notice to have corruption charges dropped

Counsel for the suspended ANC secretary general tells court the former Free State premier falls outside category of who can be charged for corrupt activities

Zondo commission: 10 unanswered questions

Zuma went to jail rather than testify. Some who did told blatant lies. Who decided Cabinet appointments and how much money was carried out of Saxonwold?

The Democratic Alliance and illiberal liberalism’s glass ceiling

The DA appears to have abandoned its ambitions of 2016 and is set to lose further ground in the upcoming elections

Zondo pays tribute to former chief justice Mogoeng

During his watch the judiciary proved itself the proud guardian of the constitution, Zondo said, as Mogoeng slipped into retirement after a tumultuous decade

Casac demands record of deliberations on ConCourt candidates

The Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution again has reservations about how the JSC selected the five names forwarded to the president, after it forced a repeat of interviews first held in April

Chief Justice Mogoeng, an end to an erratic era

The chief justice we didn’t know we needed protected the independence of the judiciary through dark days but leaves an ambivalent legacy

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