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24 February 2017
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23 Feb 2017
South Africa’s ICC withdrawal notice declared invalid
On Wednesday, 22 February 2017, the High Court in Pretoria handed down its judgment in the litigation challenging the procedural aspects of South Africa’s decision to withdraw from the Rome Statute...
22 Feb 2017
ICC withdrawal process could be 'embarrassing' for SA – High Court
If government goes ahead with its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) the ensuing process of legal challenges would be embarrassing for the country, the High Court in Pretoria...
ICC withdrawal 'unconstitutional and invalid', high court rules
The High Court in Pretoria has ruled that government's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) was unconstitutional and invalid. Deputy Judge President Phineas Mojapelo...
17 Feb 2017
DA: David Maynier says DA to submit Deputy Minister Mcebisi Jonas’ crucial affidavit to the Hawks
On Thursday 17 March 2016 I laid corruption charges against Atul Gupta, Ajay Gupta and Duduzane Zuma, in terms of the Prevention and Combatting of Corrupt Activities Act (No. 12 of 2004), at a...
06 Feb 2017
The Effect of Settlement Agreements made Orders of Court
When both parties to a dispute agree on certain terms and conditions, certain obligations and rights and certain future actions - outside of the dispute being settled in the forum concerned (e.g....
02 Feb 2017
Mkhwebane seeking legal advice on Zuma's review of 'State of Capture' report
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is still seeking a legal opinion on President Jacob Zuma’s decision to take the "State of Capture" report on review, she said on Thursday. She had already filed...
30 Jan 2017
Phiyega battles to clear her name
Suspended national police commissioner Riah Phiyega had no authority to interfere in the North West police’s handling of the Marikana strike in 2012, she argues in court papers. North West police...
26 Jan 2017
ANC 'dealing with' black ops campaign claims
African National Congress (ANC) officials have met party general manager Ignatius Jacobs to discuss his involvement in the so-called "war room" saga, secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on...
25 Jan 2017
'I worked with Bolani, but did nothing wrong' – Shaka Sisulu
African National Congress (ANC) member and activist Shaka Sisulu has admitted to briefly working with Sihle Bolani but has refuted claims that it was for a covert operation to discredit opposition...
ANC election campaign work was above board - ad agency
The African National Congress's (ANC’s) campaign for the 2016 local government elections was all above board,  advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather said on Tuesday. It issued a short statement...
DA contemplates legal action against ANC over 'War Room'
The Democratic Alliance (DA) is seeking legal opinion on an affidavit spelling out an apparent covert African National Congress (ANC) campaign to target opposition parties in the 2016 local...
24 Jan 2017
Now ANC admits to 'off-books' election campaign
On Tuesday, the African National Congress (ANC) was forced to back-pedal on claims that it had no knowledge of a covert election campaign team known as the War Room. Last week, ANC spokesperson...
ANC 'black ops' case not urgent – judge
The High Court in Johannesburg has thrown out an urgent application against the African National Congress (ANC) brought by businessperson Sihle Bolani. Judge Leoni Windell struck the matter off the...
23 Jan 2017
GCIS: John Jeffery on the Traditional Courts Bill
The approval by Cabinet of the revised Traditional Courts Bill in December 2016 is a culmination of the tireless work of the Reference Group made up of representatives of the institutions of...
20 Jan 2017
Municipalities given until month end to clear electricity arrears
Eskom has been asked to give municipalities with outstanding bills until the end of the month to settle their accounts before switching off the lights, Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown...
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