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30 April 2017
20 Feb 2017
Aubrey Langa and others v Ivanplats and others
A South African judge today (Thursday) ruled in favour of Ivanplats Pty. Ltd., an Ivanhoe Mines subsidiary, clearing the way for the company to proceed with a graves relocation programme at its...
20 Jul 2016
SABC backs down in high court
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) made significant concessions on Wednesday as the High Court in Pretoria presided over an application for an urgent interdict against "censorship"...
SABC interdict could affect axed staff – foundation
The interdict preventing the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) from censoring coverage of protests could affect those employees the broadcaster had fired, the Helen Suzman Foundation...
SABC backtracks on HSF court case
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) was locked in negotiations with the Helen Suzman Foundation (HSF) on Wednesday after the High Court in Pretoria heard that the public broadcaster...
14 Jul 2016
Invaluable Book Released for Labour Law Practitioners
The Labour Court roll is dominated by review applications. A review application is the result of a party’s unhappiness with the award from the CCMA or bargaining council. The disgruntled party’s...
23 Feb 2016
FMF: Judge makes astounding intervention in FMF’s labour law challenge in High Court
The FMF is surprised but delighted by the extraordinary developments that took place in the Pretoria High Court on Monday 22 February when the FMF’s constitutional challenge was heard before a full...
06 Jul 2015
Mdluli walks free
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) on Monday confirmed that fraud and corruption charges against former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli and two others had been struck off the roll. "I...
02 Dec 2013
Mdluli wins appeal bid
Suspended police crime intelligence head Richard Mdluli, the National Prosecuting Authority and the Specialised Commercial Crime Unit may appeal against a ruling that charges must be reinstated...
20 Oct 2013
DA: Statement by Dene Smuts, DA Shadow Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, NPA revelations confirm need for overhaul of appointment and removal procedure (20/10/2013)
Today’s revelations in the Sunday Independent that newly appointed National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Mxolisi Nxasana was not subjected to security clearance shows that the public and...
14 Oct 2013
Daily podcast – October 14, 2013.
Ethiopia’s Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom said at an African Union ministerial meeting this weekend that African nations have agreed that sitting heads of state shouldn’t be put on trial by the...
11 Oct 2013
NPA image, performance needs reworking – Nxasana
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is on the verge of a "new dawn", newly-appointed national director of public prosecutions Mxolisi Nxasana said on Friday. Addressing the National Press Club...
08 Oct 2013
DA: Statement by Dene Smuts, DA Shadow Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, New NDPP announces appeal against Mdluli judgement (08/10/2013)
The newly appointed National Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr Mxolisi Nxasana, announced at three thirty this afternoon during Portfolio Committee hearings on the Annual Report of the National...
26 Sep 2013
Mdluli ruling affects Zuma – analyst
A court ruling overturning the withdrawal of charges against former police crime intelligence head Richard Mdluli has implications for President Jacob Zuma, an expert said on Thursday. The...
25 Sep 2013
The importance of the Mdluli judgment
In a judgement of importance for the maintenance in general terms of law and order in this country, for the maintenance of constitutionality, and more specifically for sound judicial process, the...
23 Sep 2013
Mdluli charges must be reinstated
The High Court in Pretoria has criticised the decision by the director of public prosecutions for south Gauteng, Andrew Chauke, to withdraw murder charges against Richard Mdluli. On Monday, Judge...

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