Insulting language by a lawyer cannot be tolerated in court, say SCA

The Supreme Court of Appeal has blocked a bad tempered, disrespectful law graduate from being admitted as an attorney


Law | 8 March 2023

Tribunal into Judge Makhubele’s conduct adjourned until May

#UniteBehind’s Zackie Achmat urges Judge Makhubele to publicise her legal costs “which are being carried by the public”


News | 24 February 2023

Judge Makhubele “sidelined and excluded” PRASA’s legal team, Tribunal hears

Martha Ngoye tells the Judicial Conduct Tribunal that Judge Makhubele wanted to be the first one consulted about the Siyaya matter


News | 23 February 2023

State suffered “financial prejudice” following Judge Makhubele’s suspension, Tribunal hears

“We have had to appoint acting judges to do her work and she has continued to get her salary,” says Judge President Dunstan Mlambo


News | 22 February 2023

Former PRASA chair should not have accepted the job, tribunal told

Judge Makhubele was in no position to accept new work after she had been recommended as a judge on 8 October 2017, says Gauteng High Court Judge President Dunstan Mlambo


News | 21 February 2023

What is the significance of Judge Makhubele’s Judicial Conduct Tribunal?

Separation of powers under examination, says Mbekezeli Benjamin from Judges Matter


Opinion | 21 February 2023

Supreme Court of Appeal reserves judgment in Tafelberg matter

“At the heart of the matter is the government’s obligations to promote equitable access to land and to redress spatial apartheid” says housing activist


Law | 20 February 2023

Police fire rubber bullets at Geluksdal students

A fatal stabbing at the school has led to protests demanding “justice” for Shawn Mphela


News | 17 February 2023

Man dragged naked from his shack sues City of Cape Town for R1.4m

Launch of campaign to “expose law enforcement brutality”


News | 8 February 2023

Man who was dragged naked from his shack to sue City of Cape Town

“[They] treated me like a dog” says Bulelani Qolani


News | 2 February 2023

Labour Court sets aside dismissal of immigrant lecturers

Port Elizabeth TVET College ordered to explain its action in court


News | 1 February 2023

Constitutional Court: where are the online records?

Court records are not being filed promptly online, and key documents go missing


Opinion | 1 February 2023

Murdered Khayelitsha woman’s family say justice system failed them

Bongani Ngadleka found not guilty of fatally stabbing Phelokazi Mqathanya


News | 31 January 2023

Leading law firm ordered to pay victim of cyber crime

Court judgment has consequences for companies that invoice via email


News | 17 January 2023

Activist challenges law that bars naming accused in rape cases

Caroline Peters wants a section of the Criminal Procedure Act declared unconstitutional and invalid


Law | 21 December 2022

“Bizarre” case reveals that magistrates lack training

Man convicted without having pleaded or charges being put to him


Law | 12 December 2022