Tough judge on the ropes for scathing Road Accident Fund rulings

Judicial Conduct Committee rules Judge Fisher must answer misconduct charge


Law | 5 February 2024

Judge “grossly misconducted herself” says Mlambo

Judge Mngqibisa-Thusi delivered over 20 judgments late


Law | 30 January 2024

Case of lawyer accused of race attack postponed

Gary Trappler is accused of slashing the tyres of Green Point resident Thandi Mgwaba’s hired car on 19 February 2020.


Brief | 25 January 2024

Transgender woman who says she was raped in police custody has waited four years for justice

High Court judge critical of the Minister of Police’s “lackadaisical approach” to dealing with the matter


News | 5 December 2023

Medical experts to assess health of judge facing tribunal

Judge Nomonde Mngqibisa-Thusi is facing possible impeachment for failing to hand down judgments timeously


Law | 1 December 2023

Judge faces possible impeachment for tardy judgments

Judge Nomonde Mngqibisa-Thusi did not deliver about 21 judgments timeously


Law | 1 December 2023

Electoral Commission joins alarm calls: Concourt ruling on election case is urgent

The Commission had required finality by mid-September to avoid materially prejudicing its preparations for 2024 elections


Brief | 30 November 2023

Cape Town lawyer pleads not guilty to race attack

“Neighbour slashed my tyres because I’m black, then ran away from the police”, states complainant in criminal case


Law | 27 November 2023

Over 260 court judgments outstanding for more than six months

It is the highest number of late judgments since GroundUp started reporting the issue


Law | 14 November 2023

Lawyers fed-up with shambles in Master’s Offices

“We’ve been waiting for files for years”


News | 17 October 2023

Court error causes years of delay in prisoner’s appeal

Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services received 2,244 complaints from prisoners appealing their sentences. KZN accounted for nearly half of these.


News | 16 October 2023

How complaints against judges are handled needs to change

The Judicial Service Commission’s failings threaten judicial accountability and independence

Judith February, Chris Oxtoby, Mbekezeli Benjamin, Joe Mayson, Luthando Vilakazi, Nomfundo Ramalekana and Jenna Maujean

Opinion | 13 October 2023

Decision expected by end of year on people living on the streets of central Cape Town

Court judgment in eviction hearing reserved


News | 11 October 2023

Home Affairs taken to court over blocked IDs

About 700,000 identity documents are blocked


Law | 18 September 2023

Officer testifies why he shot homeless man

“I believed they were going to injure me, take my gun and shoot me”


News | 14 September 2023