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Jiba and Mrwebi not fit for office because of adverse findings by courts — FUL

Freedom Under Law is one of the NGO’s that has litigated at length over the 'the unlawful interference in the functioning and operations of the NPA'

NPA abandons appeal on Jiba charges

Spokesperson Luvuyo Mfaku confirmed on Thursday that the NPA wrote to Freedom under Law this week, informing the organisation of the NPA's decision

SCA overturns ruling that struck Jiba, Mrwebi off roll of advocates

Jiba and Mrwebi were struck off the roll on September 15, 2016, by Judge Francis Legodi

‘Jiba will refrain from entering NPA offices’ — lawyer

Nomgcobo Jiba will refrain from entering the offices of the NPA to avoid the 'impression that she is contemptuous of the courts', says her lawyer

Jiba visited NPA offices but not in contempt of court — state attorney

Nomgcobo Jiba was at the NPA offices in Pretoria while on special leave, but has provided specific reasons for the visits

Axing Abrahams? Ramaphosa’s decision hinges on court rulings

Ramaphosa is waiting for two ConCourt judgments before acting on NPA boss's position, a parliamentary reply has revealed

ConCourt allows extension of Sassa’s contract with CPS for 6 months

The ConCourt has granted Sassa's application to extend its contract with Cash Paymaster Services CPS) by another six months.

NPA boss must vacate office – ConCourt hears

Advocate for Freedom Under Law, Wim Trengove SC says any outcome that leaves Shaun Abrahams in office would make a mockery of the Constitution

NPA appeal papers: This is what Shaun Abrahams said

According to Abrahams' answering affidavit, he contested the High Court's finding that there was no vacancy which resulted in his appointment.

Zuma and Nxasana’s fates linked

What happened in a meeting between the president and the former NPA boss will determine their futures

Mbalula withdraws Ntlemeza’s bid to remain Hawks boss

Berning Ntlemeza was appointed as Hawks head by former police minister Nathi Nhleko in December 2014.

Bathabile Dlamini, Sassa acting CEO file late affidavits to Concourt

Dlamini did not apologise for her late submission, but instead said she had 'made every reasonable effort to comply with this court’s directives'.

Sassa fails to meet Constitutional Court deadline

The social welfare agency could not answer pointed questions on the grants crisis by 4pm and said the court cannot dictate how much it should pay CPS.

Committee that recommended Hawks boss Ntlemeza was ‘ill-equipped’, court hears

The Helen Suzman Foundation and Freedom Under Law want Ntlemeza's appointment declared irrational and unlawful, and set aside.

HSF, FUL application to have Shaun Abrahams suspended struck off roll

The North Gauteng High Court took issue with the speed at which the applicants made the application.

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Hopefield: Brutal police vs brutalised citizens

The small town’s residents, who say they’ve been terrorised by rogue police officers for years, were unsurprised when Reginald Linnerd was found beaten to death in a holding cell

Western Cape warned not to be complacent about flat-lining Covid-19 cases

The Western Cape, which once had the highest number of Covid-19 cases in South Africa, is seeing a steady decline in active cases

Sisulu axes another water board

Umgeni Water’s board in KwaZulu-Natal was appointed irregularly by her predecessor, the water and sanitation minister claims

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Associate general accountant reveals why she chose to work in the public sector ­– and stayed

Rakshika Danilala is part of the team tasked with auditing the R500-billion fiscal package allocated by government to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic

Accounting for sustainability: A South African case study

The accountancy profession has been recognised and seen its models replicated as successful models for projects that contribute towards the SDGs

Debt management amid Covid-19 and beyond

This webinar on Debt Management, sponsored by Debt Rescue, had its experts share a practical approach to debt management amid this crisis and beyond

NSTF-South32 Awards

All of the awards are made for outstanding contributions to science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa

The benefits of being a GEMS member

The scheme offers comprehensive and affordable healthcare options to all public service employees and greater access to better healthcare

The evolution of South Africa’s savings culture

A common misconception is that you need a lot of money to start saving, but this is simply not true – you can start with R50

Tobacco producers welcome new research confirming that cigarette ban has failed

Every day that goes by shows the importance of getting rid of this ban and going back to producing and selling cigarettes as we were before

Cost increases sharing of cigarettes

Many people are questioning whether the ban on tobacco in South Africa is not in fact having the opposite effect of that intended

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