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Zondo asks court for more time

The deputy chief justice says the inquiry’s terms of reference are too broad and it would take six years to look into state capture in such detail

“Rot at the public protector’s office,” says former chief operating officer

Basani Baloyi has submitted an affidavit to the ConCourt asking for leave to appeal the high court ruling in her case against the public protector

What the law could clarify this year

Lawfare: Major developments are on the cards where law and politics meet, including the first amendment to South Africa’s Bill of Rights

Michael Komape’s family awarded R1.4m in damages by appeal court

Supreme Court of Appeal says the attitude of the education authorities “to be deprecated in the strongest possible terms”

#FeesMustFall activist Kanya Cekeshe eligible for immediate parole

Sentence remissions announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa means that about 9% of inmates are eligible for a reduced sentence

High Court dismisses case against Public Protector by her former COO

Judge Teffo found that the high court did not have jurisdiction to hear the case

ConCourt: It’s not just the man whose penis penetrates who is the rapist

Even a person who has not ‘instrumentally’ been involved can now be tried for the crime

Children’s rights win over media freedom

The court found that the law’s unequal treatment of child accused and child witnesses as well as child victims was unconstitutional.

Mkhwebane sticks to her guns on Zuma’s tax records

In her answering affidavit, the public protector says the Sars commissioner should withdraw or adjust his court case against her

Hate speech infringes on free speech

The SCA’s finding that there should be clarity on hate speech is welcome, but its interim order leaves some vulnerable groups without protection

​ConCourt scrutinises interim interdicts in public protector ‘rogue unit’ case

During the hearing the justices of the ConCourt grappled with some of the legal questions posed by its earlier decision in the infamous Nkandla case

Facts, law will decide ‘Legal Derby’

Dali Mpofu (for the public protector) and Tembeka Ngcukaitobi (for her ex-operations chief) played to their case’s strengths

Ramaphosa calls the public protector’s affidavit “disingenuous” and “evasive”

The president continues to question Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s motives

Zuma argues another court could think differently in permanent stay application

In his application for leave to appeal, Zuma argued that an appeal court could find the prosecution had dirty hands so the trial should not proceed

‘Rogue unit’ case will set precedent

The ConCourt hearing on the interim interdict against Mkhwebane is about more than politics

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ConCourt asked to rule that Zuma must testify for 10 days next year

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Gender-Based Violence

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If Stats SA is to really have timely data that’s accurate and remains relevant then we need to make sure that the institution is strengthened

Dr Sumy Thomas: Deciphering the human puzzle, from the inside out

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Festive Reading

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Centre for Women & Gender Studies

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