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Franny Rabkin
AfriForum, Ernst Roets facing contempt of court proceeding over apartheid flag tweet
AfriForum, Ernst Roets facing contempt of court proceeding over apartheid flag tweet
AfriForum and its deputy chief executive, Ernst Roets, are facing contempt of court proceedings after Roets tweeted an image of the apartheid flag...
Defamation law’s face is changing
Defamation law’s face is changing
With big-money claims in rapidly heard defamation cases seemingly increasing, legal reporter Franny Rabkin takes a look at why this is...
Equality court: Flying old SA flag is hate speech
Equality court: Flying old SA flag is hate speech
A gratuitous display of the apartheid flag amounts to hate speech — even inside homes and schools, the equality court said this week. But a...
Magashule sues for defamation over ATM claims
Magashule sues for defamation over ATM claims
ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has said in court papers that allegations that he was involved in the formation of a rival political party are...
Public Protector, EFF head straight to ConCourt over interdict of ‘rogue unit’ report
Public Protector, EFF head straight to ConCourt over interdict of ‘rogue unit’ report
Urgent guidance is needed from the Constitutional Court on the right way to handle urgent interim interdict applications against the public...
​Zuma had been 'intent' on seeing Nxasana leave the NPA, Zondo commission hears
​Zuma had been 'intent' on seeing Nxasana leave the NPA, Zondo commission hears
Despite “conceding” that former prosecutions head Mxolisi Nxasana was not on the verge of reinstating criminal charges against him, former...
Jiba guns for president, the NPA
Jiba guns for president, the NPA
Nomgcobo Jiba has said in court papers that the inquiry that recommended her removal as deputy national prosecutions head felt like a “political...
Ramaphosa’s CR17 campaign finance records sealed
Ramaphosa’s CR17 campaign finance records sealed
Bank statements lodged by the public protector in the Pretoria high court relating to donations made to President Cyril Ramphosa’s CR17 campaign...
Mkhwebane loses again, this time over Vrede dairy probe
Mkhwebane loses again, this time over Vrede dairy probe
In yet another stinging court defeat for Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, the high court on Thursday made a personal and punitive costs order...
Mkhwebane is not bound by Ramaphosa’s request to seal Bosasa record, her lawyers say
Mkhwebane is not bound by Ramaphosa’s request to seal Bosasa record, her lawyers say
Attorneys representing the public protector filed sensitive Bosasa records with the registrar of the court on Wednesday — contrary to an...
Implementation of remedial action in Public Protector’s Bosasa report suspended
Implementation of remedial action in Public Protector’s Bosasa report suspended
The high court in Pretoria on Monday suspended the remedial action in the Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s Bosasa report — as per...
Mkhwebane may tell Batohi what to do, according to a letter from PP’s office
Mkhwebane may tell Batohi what to do, according to a letter from PP’s office
The Public Protector has the power to direct organs of state to take certain steps, “and even direct how those steps should be taken”. This is...