LATE JUDGMENTS

Late judgments: Is the Cape High Court doing better?

Something troubling has shaken our confidence in the data

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1 October 2020

Concourt efficiency is declining

Average time for judgment takes over six months now compared to less than four months in 2017

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17 August 2020

Over 100 judgments have been outstanding for more than six months

This is up from 87 at the end of 2018

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27 January 2020

Muddle over Cape High Court’s late judgments

Judge President Hlophe fails to explain why numbers don’t match

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27 January 2020

A delayed court ruling is blocking a man’s right to justice

Judge Siraj Desai still to provide written reasons for a case filed in March 2016, despite multiple requests

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11 September 2019

Backlog at Western Cape High Court has improved

Late judgments down from 13 in February to four in August

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29 August 2019

Three judges reported to Judicial Service Commission

Judges Anton van Zyl, Siraj Desai, and Jacqueline Henriques nailed for late judgments

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23 April 2019

Chief Justice’s office fails to provide list of late judgments

GroundUp’s PAIA request to judiciary has been ignored

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2 April 2019

Case not closed: Cape High Court backlog showing no signs of improving

Thirteen judgments are over six months late, twice the amount of time set out in the judicial norms

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25 February 2019

Slight improvement in backlog at Western Cape High Court

But 16 judgments have been outstanding for at least six months

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13 December 2018

Cape High Court backlog keeps getting worse

Seventeen judgments have been reserved for more than six months

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3 September 2018

Judge Hlophe fails to explain why judgments are extremely late

Sixteen judgments at the Cape High Court have been outstanding for more than half-a-year. Six have been outstanding since 2016.

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29 June 2018

Cape Town’s sluggish judges

One judge has six judgments outstanding for more than a year

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7 December 2017