Sello S Alcock

Constitutional Court hearings: Now it’s up to Zuma

The JSC may have dealt Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe a slap in the face this week, but the Africanist perspective still triumphed.

Secrecy shrouds Maqubela murder

Patrick Ntobeko Maqubela was found dead on Sunday June 7 and the mystery surrounding the motive for the murder is still unsolved.

How will Hlophe answer?

The Mail & Guardian canvassed members of the legal fraternity on some tough questions the JSC should level at Hlophe.

D-Day for Concourt candidates

The Judicial Service Commission's grilling of candidate judges for the Constitutional Court positions kicks off in Soweto on Sunday.

Heavy bargaining behind judges’ selection

Serious backroom horse-trading lay behind the JSC's appointment to the Supreme Court of Appeal of South Gauteng High Court judge Frans Malan.

Kriegler saddles up for rough ride

Sello S Alcock quizzed former Constitutional Court judge Johann Kriegler about the decision taken by the Judicial Service COmmission on John Hlophe.

Radebe, Ngcuka and the mysterious death of a judge

The mystery surrounding the seemingly violent death of acting Cape High Court judge and ANC struggle hero Patrick Maqubela continues to deepen.

Govt gears up for violence

Government is planning a massive show of political and security muscle at Sunday's launch of Johannesburg's Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit system.

Criminals take it easy

The surge in Gauteng mall robberies suggests that crime syndicates vary their targets and their tactics according to risk.

Diplomacy the order of the day

Chief Justice Pius Langa retains the moral high ground when dealing with sensitive issues, writes Sello S Alcock.

Hlophe ‘should face the music’

Concourt judges recommend that Western Cape judge president should be cross-examined.

Langa ‘considering his options’ over Hlophe comments

Chief Justice Pius Langa has not ruled out the possibility of a formal complaint about remarks made by Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe.

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