Geoff Budlender

 
The phrase ‘Gupta-linked’ has no content in law — Trillian counsel
The phrase ‘Gupta-linked’ has no content in law — Trillian counsel
Trillian’s Gupta links are not enough to make a case of corruption against the consulting firm, the high court in Pretoria heard on Tuesday.
Matjila on a witch-hunt
Matjila on a witch-hunt
Former Public Investment Corporation (PIC) chief executive Dan Matjila turned the organisation inside out with his single-minded attempts to...
Ajay Gupta barred from cross-examining Trevor Manuel
Ajay Gupta barred from cross-examining Trevor Manuel
Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has denied Ajay Gupta leave to cross-examine former finance minister Trevor Manuel about his upcoming testimony...
Ramaphosa appoints commission of inquiry into alleged  PIC ‘improprieties’
Ramaphosa appoints commission of inquiry into alleged PIC ‘improprieties’
President Cyril Ramaphosa has instituted a commission of inquiry into the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) to investigate “the veracity of...
Nxasana’s case to be NDPP: It wasn’t a bribe, it was a settlement
Nxasana’s case to be NDPP: It wasn’t a bribe, it was a settlement
Mxolisi Nxasana’s legal team has conceded that he made a mistake in accepting R17.3-million to...
Sassa debacle inquiry: Judge tells Dlamini to stop dodging questions
Sassa debacle inquiry: Judge tells Dlamini to stop dodging questions
Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini evaded questions during cross-examination on Tuesday.
McKinsey’s apology is a laugh
McKinsey’s apology is a laugh
You would be forgiven if you experienced a sense of déjà vu while reading the McKinsey & Company statement this week.
Steve Biko: His death created a vacuum
Steve Biko: His death created a vacuum
A massacre, recriminations, confused leaders and a country in debate about where it is going. This is the world Steve Biko found himself in. It is...
Legal fraternity's finest struggle to find a place at the Bar
Legal fraternity's finest struggle to find a place at the Bar
Over the past few years the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has spurned the opportunity to appoint some searing legal talent. Geoff Budlender was...
Civil society sprouts another champion
Civil society sprouts another champion
With celebrations marking the 25th anniversary of the United Democratic Front barely over, another broad-based, left-leaning civil society grouping...
Customary law debated in Constitutional Court
Customary law debated in Constitutional Court
A KwaZulu-Natal woman had Constitutional Court judges grappling with how to protect customary law and make sure African women married before 2000...
An executive-minded decision
An executive-minded decision
The issue of land claims and homelessness continues to be one of the most pressing of our social problems. Unsurprisingly, the courts have been...

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