Should Brannon Petersen only be reconsidered to be released in August next year, he would have spent 27 years in prison, ten years after his indefinite sentence expired
Brannon Jonathan Petersen was handed an indeterminate sentence and declared a dangerous criminal after being found guilty of attempted rape, rape and murder
The delay has been forced by the former president’s latest application challenging the standing of state prosecutor Billy Downer
It is an abuse process designed to lay the ground for the next, counsel for the arms deal corruption prosecutor told the Pietermaritzburg high court
Should the court deny leave to appeal, it is unlikely to be end of a legal strategy openly described by the state as one of continual delay
Outa says it is back to the drawing board for the government.
The NPA has insisted in an affidavit in response to Ace Magashule’s application for a raft of declaratory orders that he has a prima facie case to answer
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
The NPA argued there was no need for Zuma to testify in the special plea application to have Billy Downer removed as prosecutor and, hence, no need to postpone the matter
Dali Mpofu ‘kitchen-sinked’ the case for jurisdiction, but the Zondo commission will counter that the former president’s only avenue is the apex court
The commission will oppose the former president’s application and was directed to file papers to the court next week
The former president argues that the National Prosecuting Authority is so deeply compromised that it cannot lawfully lead evidence against him
Users of social media and journalists need to take care when posting or reporting about children and tragic events
In its ruling the high court sought to restore the ‘social contract’ between citizens and government after the assault and death of Collins Khosa
Residents of 11 buildings in Johannesburg have challenged the constitutionality of the raids they were subjected to in the high court
Mail & Guardian journalist Athandiwe Saba tells of finding out that she was being surveilled
Media houses may continue to name children involved in criminal cases after they turn 18 and ‘become adults’
Right2Know report shows state surveillance of journalists is on the increase as corruption in government and private sector is uncovered
A company that secured contracts worth hundreds of millions of rands was allegedly a conduit to funnel funds to senior provincial politicians
Her cellphone records were obtained in a bid by the rail regulator to find a whistle-blower
As sex crime survivors take to social media, bear in mind we could be sued for retweeting allegations
The South Gauteng High Court today delivered what has been hailed as “a major victory for all victims of sexual abuse”.
South Africa’s intelligence agencies are routinely accessing citizens’ private SMS, phone and email conversations … illegally.
Law and order has almost always been a political no-brainer; even in the most tranquil of democracies voters thrill to the rhetoric of the big stick.
Police chief Bheki Cele has called for a law change so that police are not ”handcuffed” by the Criminal Procedure Act.