The Gauteng judge president’s words turned prophetic as he came under sustained political attack in his interview for the post of chief justice
Not only is the department dysfunctional and its officials hostile, but it does not act on its legislative and constitutional obligations
The solicitor-general said state legal assistance for the embattled Western Cape judge president ended when the JSC confirmed that he was guilty of misconduct for trying to compromise Concourt judges
Whether national security should be located inside or outside the presidency must be considered based on functionality and constitutional values
Once again the issue of voluntary euthanasia is before the courts, and once again the state is trying to hold back the inevitable
Whereas low-level looters may receive fines or community service, the masterminds will be dealt with ‘ruthlessly’, says prosecutions head
An alleged string of lies about Mkhwebane’s meeting with the former president in her contentious R3.2-billion Absa report has the public protector in a legal wrangle
COMMENT: Opposition candidates and party can increase their chances of success at the polls by putting aside minor differences and presenting a united front
Former youth league leader Andile Lungisa cites ANC constitution, and argues assault is not corruption in a bid to keep his party membership
Since President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the state of disaster in March, the government’s lockdown regulations have been the subject of public scrutiny and ire
What could be a landmark case seeking recognition for a woman’s right to inheritance and maintenance in the event of her partner’s death, is currently being adjudicated
The state is facing a court battle about big industry’s emissions and their link to poor health. This is a public health concern and the government must take action to save lives
Our government’s Covid-19 response and regulations must be subject to stringent monitoring to ensure womxn’s safety and security. This is why the Women’s Legal Centre will be an amicus curae in the case between the City of Cape Town and the SAHRC
Rent Strike South Africa says working-class families are struggling to keep up with paying rent during the lockdown. And, although there is a moratorium on evictions, it fears people will be put out on the street when the lockdown ends
This pandemic must pose an opportunity for serious introspection by all actors involved in taking the case to court, including religious legal fraternities
The health workers’ union says the government has rebuffed its attempts to meet about mitigating risks to workers
Correcting offenders, while respecting their dignity, is vital to our constitutional democracy
We need to reinvent the system so we can address the reasons for abuse, rather than punishing individuals
Judges should expect their judgments to be robustly debated, trashed even if it is warranted
A large number of cases related to domestic violence are being withdrawn. Prosecutors explain why.
Among the groups expected to protest are nonprofit organisation #Notinmyname, the ANCWL, the Economic Freedom Fighters and the Democratic Alliance
Unless the president shifts Adv Tintswalo Makhubele’s appointment as judge to April 1, her continued stay at Prasa may be deemed to be in breach
‘As with previous similar challenges, the ANC itself supported those who opposed the application’
President Zuma has accused opposition parties of displaying behaviour that is “counter to democracy” by using the courts to settle political scores.
Conviction rates are high, but backlogs are mounting and key crime cases are languishing.
Editorial: Even if Pistorius goes to jail for the rest of his life, it won’t fix the broken, failing and unbalanced justice system.
Several African leaders have been linked to the Panama Papers leak, including the president of the Court of Appeal in Botswana.
The appeal court’s murder ruling is not based on a controversial principle, so his options are limited.
Inordinate delays to urgent litigation that is in the public interest must be reduced, if not eliminated, writes Paul Hoffman.
Our courts reflect huge progress in relation to race since democracy, but tarry on gender.
Judges have a duty to review decisions not to prosecute – even in potentially contentious cases, writes Richard Calland.
Parliamentarians have approved an amendment to the Sexual Offences Act as a measure to prevent certain crimes becoming impossible to prosecute.