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CoM supports trade union’s nationwide march against corruption

By: African News Agency      27th September 2017 The Chamber of Mines of South Africa (CoM) said on Wednesday that it would join Business Unity South Africa and Business Leadership South Africa in support of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) stance against State capture and corruption. Thousands of workers and civil society... 

Court freezes mine rehab billions from Gupta-owned mines

By: News24Wire      26th September 2017 Anti-corruption advocacy group the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) on Tuesday won an urgent interim interdict to freeze some R1.75-billion in mine rehabilitation funds from two Gupta-owned coal mines. The group’s urgent application was heard in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. In a... 

Zuma, DA to battle in SCA over spy tapes saga

By: News24Wire      14th September 2017 President Jacob Zuma will on Thursday face yet another legal hurdle in the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) as he seeks leave to appeal the decision by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on the spy tapes saga. In 2016, a full bench of judges overturned the National Prosecuting Authority's... 

NUM to be friend of court in Chamber’s interdict against Mining Charter’s implementation 

By: African News Agency      13th September 2017 The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Wednesday that it will be approaching the North Gauteng High Court as an intervening party, or friend of the court, in the court interdict by the Chamber of Mines against the implementation of the 2017 Reviewed Mining Charter. The NUM said it... 

Gordhan declaratory relief application dismissed

By: News24Wire      18th August 2017 A court has ruled that former finance minister Pravin Gordhan's application seeking declaratory relief from having to intervene with the banks has been dismissed. Judge Aubrey Ledwaba read out the order at the North Gauteng High Court on Friday. 

Reserve Bank to proceed with court bid to review Public Protector’s report

By: News24Wire      11th July 2017 The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) on Tuesday said it will proceed with an application for the review of the Public Protector’s report into Bankorp regarding “evidential factual inaccuracies”. This follows the announcement by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane that she will not oppose the... 

Companies Tribunal to hear case on SAA chair Dudu Myeni 

By: News24Wire      19th June 2017 The Companies Tribunal is on Monday set to hold a hearing on whether Dudu Myeni acted in a delinquent manner in her capacity as director of the South African Airways (SAA) board. In March, the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) and the South African Airways Pilots Association had initially... 

The legal designation of ecologically important areas

     1st June 2017 During March 2017 the Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa handed down a decision ensuring the continued environmental protection of the Makhonjwa Mountains in Mpumalanga (also known as the Barberton Greenstone Belt).   The court was tasked to decide if the ecologically important area enjoys... 

DA to file urgent interdict against Molefe’s reappointment

By: African News Agency      15th May 2017 The Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Monday it would be filing for an urgent interdict at the North Gauteng High Court in a bid to stop Brian Molefe’s reappointment as Eskom chief executive. DA spokesperson for public enterprises, Natasha Mazzone, said that Molefe was not a “fit and proper”... 

Sassa deductions court ruling a blow to the poor

By: African News Agency      10th May 2017 The Democratic Alliance (DA) has described Tuesday’s ruling in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, which ordered that Net1 can continue making deductions from grant recipients’ bank accounts, as “a huge blow to the poor”. “… the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria saying that Net1 can... 

Zuma must provide reasons behind Cabinet reshuffle, judge rules 

By: News24Wire      4th May 2017 Judge Bashir Vally has ruled that President Jacob Zuma must hand over all records explaining the reason why he reshuffled the Cabinet. Sitting in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Thursday, and after listening to arguments, Vally said he would give reasons for the ruling next Tuesday. 

Gordhan flying back to SA tonight – Treasury

By: News24Wire      27th March 2017 Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan will comply with President Jacob Zuma’s order and return to South Africa on Monday evening. That is according to Treasury spokesperson Yolisa Tyantsi, who told Fin24 on Monday that arrangements were being made to fly him back to South Africa later on Monday evening. 

Letsoalo denied request to join PRASA board's case

By: News24Wire      17th March 2017 Former PRASA group CEO Collins Letsoalo's request to join the urgent court case by PRASA's former board members was denied by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Friday. Judge Peter Mabuse said he was not persuaded by Letsoalo's case and refused his application. 

Outa, pilots association want SAA chair declared a ‘delinquent director’  

By: Anine Kilian     8th March 2017 Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) and the South African Airways Pilots Association (Saapa) have filed a court application seeking to declare South African Airways (SAA) chairperson Dudu Myeni a “delinquent director”. Outa filed the application at the North Gauteng High Court on Tuesday. 

Bridgestone counting the cost of production shutdown at its Brits factory

By: Anine Kilian     18th January 2017 Tyre manufacturer Bridgestone may consider possible further legal action against the Madibeng municipality, in North West, after the municipality last week cut power supply to various factories, despite a court order preventing it from doing so. The tyre production facility, which employs more... 

Gordhan to act against municipalities which owe Eskom money 

By: News24Wire      12th January 2017 Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said National Treasury will act against municipalities which have failed to settle their debt to Eskom, Fin24’s sister publication Netwerk24 reported. In a letter to Democratic Alliance MP for the Free State David Ross, Gordhan raised his concern over Eskom’s... 

Guptas fail to sell SA companies by end of 2016 

By: News24Wire      11th January 2017 The Guptas’ intention to dispose of their shares in all their South African businesses by the end of 2016 has not come to fruition, their family spokesperson confirmed this week. "The Gupta family remains committed to disposing of its shareholdings in South Africa as soon as is practically... 

Zuma behaved like a gangster, says Vavi

By: News24Wire      20th December 2016 The revelations that President Jacob Zuma conspired with Secret Service agencies to establish a rival trade union to the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu)in the platinum belt should be seen as the last straw, said former Cosatu secretary general Zwelinzima Vavi. “If this is... 

NPA still collecting evidence against Gordhan

By: News24Wire      27th October 2016 Nine days after announcing that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan would be charged with fraud, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) issued a subpoena to the CEO of the Government Pensions Administration Agency to provide documents that explain the approval of requests for early retirement. This... 

Challenges facing South Africa’s labour market

     30th September 2016 The challenges facing South Africa's labour market in 2016 have been evident in a number of recent judgments and in ongoing processes of engagement between social partners.  The introduction of a national minimum wage remains high on the policy agenda, but its relationship with job losses and job... 

Former transport minister in court for fraud, corruption

By: African News Agency      1st September 2016 Former Transport Minister Sbu Ndebele is expected to appear in the North Gauteng High Court on Thursday, with five co-accused where he faces charges of fraud, corruption and money laundering. Ndebele is accused of accepting over R10-million in bribes related to the extension of a multi-billion... 

Civil society to challenge commission’s Arms Deal findings 

By: Sane Dhlamini     18th August 2016 Civil Society groups Corruption Watch (CW) and the Right2Know Campaign (R2K) announced on Thursday that they would challenge the findings of the Seriti Commission in the North Gauteng High Court in September. The commission, chaired by Judge Willie Seriti, was tasked with investigating widespread... 

Denel wins Gupta capture court challenge

By: African News Agency      28th July 2016 Denel on Wednesday said it felt vindicated from allegations of being co-opted by the Gupta family after the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria dismissed an urgent business rescue application made by LMT Holdings against the state-owned defence conglomerate. The application for business rescue... 

Competition Commission sets sights on paper packaging companies

By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th May 2016 The Competition Commission on Thursday said it was investigating packaging paper products producers Mpact and New Era Packaging over allegations of collusion. A search and seizure operation of the parties’ Gauteng and Free State premises got under way on Thursday after warrants were obtained from... 

AfriForum moves against fracking regulation 

By: RDM News Wire      27th November 2015 AfriForum has taken its fight against fracking a step further. The group released a statement on Friday saying it had‚ together with the Treasure the Karoo Action Group (TKAG)‚ submitted documentation at the North Gauteng High Court “challenging the regulations with regard to petroleum... 

Shuttleworth loses R250m exchange control battle

By: News24Wire      18th June 2015 Billionaire Mark Shuttleworth has lost a battle in Johannesburg’s Constitutional Court with the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) over a R250.5-million levy dispute. Last year, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) ordered SARB to repay Shuttleworth R250-million plus interest in a case about exchange... 

Comair: It was never our aim to ground SAA

By: News24Wire      1st June 2015 The application to challenge the R5-billion government guarantee for South African Airways (SAA) in 2012 was not an attempt to shut down or privatise the airline, Comair said on Monday. Comair CEO Erik Venter said on Monday that the action taken by JSE-listed Comair was not a challenge to stop... 

Comair's challenge to SAA bailouts continues 

By: News24Wire      6th May 2015 Comair's challenge to the legality of government's bailouts of South African Airways (SAA) will continue in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Thursday. Comair, which is a franchise partner for British Airways, argued on Tuesday that instead of going into business rescue, the technically... 

Molewa welcomes withdrawal of Sasol litigation over emissions

By: Natalie Greve     29th April 2015 Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has welcomed a recent decision by Sasol to withdraw its legal action against herself and the National Air Quality Officer in the High Court of South Africa.  On April 17, the petrochemicals group gave notice in the North Gauteng High Court of its... 

Scrap export policy effects ripple through South African scrapyards

     19th November 2013 By Bianca Markram A new policy on the export of scrap from South Africa continues to draw fire from local scrap merchants, with the country’s second-largest scrap trader, SA Metal, taking the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (Itac) to court last week to force the... 

Two parties to challenge e-tolling

By: Sapa     7th November 2013 Two political parties plan to take legal action against e-tolling in Gauteng, the parties announced on Wednesday. The Freedom Front Plus said it would launch a court application to have the e-toll Act declared unconstitutional. 

Eskom abides by court decision on the removal of H-Pole structures on customer’s property

     1st November 2013 Eskom was ordered by the North Gauteng High Court to remove a set of offending H-Pole structures from a customer's property situated in Beaulieu, Midrand within 30 days from the date of the court order. Eskom has made the necessary arrangements to ensure that it timeously abides by the court... 

Judge Kriegler is at present working in Malé in the Maldives

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd September 2013 Judge Kriegler is at present working in Malé in the Maldives By coincidence two important cases initiated by FUL are likely to attract public attention this week. Although the cases are wholly unrelated, one involving a senior police officer and the other a senior judge, there are a number of... 

Zimbabwe pays punitive order; auction suspended

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th September 2013 The auction of a house located at 28 Salisbury Avenue in Kenilworth, Cape Town, was suspended after the Zimbabwean Government hastily acceded to a punitive cost order on Friday. The order was handed down by the Tribunal of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Full payment of the... 

Waste tyre management plan to go ahead after court application dismissal

By: Natalie Greve     31st January 2013 Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa on Thursday welcomed a decision by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria to dismiss, with costs, the application brought by the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI) and Circuit Fitment. 

Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     21st September 2012 The Constitutional Court has set aside the interdict preventing South African National Roads Agency Limited from tolling some of Gauteng’s recently upgraded highways. 

Molewa welcomes court decision on waste tyre plan

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     18th September 2012 Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa on Tuesday welcomed the decision of the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria to dismiss with costs the application brought by the South African Tyre Recycling Process Company (SATRP). The matter was heard on September 11, and Monday’s judgment... 

Outa spells out its position on Gauteng toll roads 

By: Irma Venter     2nd July 2012 There are many reasons the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) is against the tolling of Gauteng’s freeways, says chairperson Wayne Duvenage, one of these being what the alliance believes has been a lack of consultation on the project. “If you get 28 responses out of millions of people... 

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