COURT

Judge in Woodstock eviction case concerned about “spatial apartheid”

Atlantis was going to be a hub, said Judge Sher, but now “people are stuck out there with great unemployment and social problems”

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18 November 2020

Bromwell Street: Residents want emergency accommodation near city

City argued that providing social or temporary housing in the inner city would take time

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17 November 2020

Appeal of Tafelberg judgment delayed

Cancellation of sale agreement between Western Cape government and the school that bought the property has not been finalised

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13 November 2020

Judge Makhubele is suspended … but still hearing cases

It is unclear why a judge facing impeachment was chosen to hear new matters concerning the executive

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10 November 2020

92 cases struck from court roll in three months due to police inefficiency

“Dockets are disappearing in different police stations. Cases are just disappearing off the roll”

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22 October 2020

Gauteng court paralysis blamed on security breach

Parliament raises concerns about the Office of the Chief Justice

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14 October 2020

Desperate message from senior judge shows court system is breaking down

No telephones, no internet, no wifi, no emails and not enough judges. This is reportedly the current situation at the Pretoria High Court

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9 October 2020

Court trashes corrupt Siyangena-PRASA contracts

Judges find company to be complicit in “impropriety and maladministration”

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9 October 2020

Glebelands witness says accused showed him photos of victims

Defence lawyer accuses witness of trying to escape his own prosecution

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9 October 2020

Foster-care bill will bring relief to thousands

Long-awaited, it is expected to be passed next week

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7 October 2020

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

No evictions or demolitions without a court order, judges rule

City of Cape Town told to return confiscated materials

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25 August 2020

Makhubele defends herself at Zondo Commission

Judge sees no conflict with her appointment while chairing PRASA board

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6 August 2020

Court asked to oversee Drakenstein Municipality emergency housing plan

“The situation was allowed to continue for 20 years and those directly affected are particularly vulnerable”, says advocate

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6 August 2020

Residents destroy home of man accused of sexually assaulting five children

“We demolished his house because the justice system has failed us”

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9 July 2020