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Western Cape judges refuse to share a bench with one of their own

Ten judges say that, in the dispute between the Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe and his deputy Patricia Goliath, their colleague has shown a serious lack of integrity

Hlophe: Goliath’s ‘false allegations’ amount to gross misconduct

The Western Cape Judge President has made a counter-complaint against his deputy and responded to her allegation

‘Judge President Hlophe tried to influence allocation of judges to nuclear case’

Deputy Judge President Patricia Goliath accuses Hlophe of attempting to influence her to allocate the case to judges he perceived as ‘favourably disposed’ to former president Jacob Zuma

Why drunken judge not impeached

Nkola Motata’s case is the closest democratic South Africa has come to impeaching a judge

Judge Motata cleared of impeachable conduct

Though cleared of gross misconduct, he retired high court judge must pay a fine of over a million rand

Ramaphosa makes his first ConCourt appointments

Justices Zukisa Tshiqi and Steven Majiedt will begin at the Constitutional Court on October 1

Are critics of the judiciary legitimate or dangerous?

As a branch of government, the courts must naturally be accountable for the exercise of their power

Supreme Court of Appeal still facing collegiality problems

Candidates for appointment were asked about the negative experiences during their time as acting judges

The judge, the big payout and the dodgy service provider

A R60m settlement involving Prasa puts the probity of its former chair under scrutiny

State capture inquiry starting on wrong foot – EFF

EFF is not happy with black senior counsels in the inquiry being supervised by a white superior

How public should the JSC be?

A battle over the JSC’s confidential deliberations is back in court, but the parties aren’t poles apart

To reveal or not to reveal JSC deliberations, that’s the ConCourt question

The Constitutional Court will hear arguments on Thursday on whether to take unprecedented action.

Judge Mabel Jansen to face impeachment tribunal over Facebook comments

The comments were met with a public outcry and a gross misconduct complaint was laid against her

JSC finds none suitable for recommendation to become Eastern Cape judge president

After a full day of interviews, the JSC said it would not be recommending any of the candidates for judge president of the Eastern Cape

Racial tension, lack of collegiality rife at Supreme Court of Appeal, JSC hears

Candidates for the Constitutional Court told the Judicial Service Commission that SCA justices have an ethos of working hard and doing their best.

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Zuma, Zondo play the waiting game

The former president says he will talk once the courts have ruled, but the head of the state capture inquiry appears resigned to letting the clock run out as the commission's deadline nears

Stern warning against Covid greets Mthembu’s death

The ANC has slammed conspiracy theorists and cautioned against showing complacency towards the deadly virus

Lala ngoxolo Mvelase Jackson Mthembu

In his announcement, President Cyril Ramaphosa called the late minister ‘a life-long champion of freedom and democracy’

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