News24 vs Sunday Independent: a look at the Press Ombud’s ruling

Opinion may be “extreme, unjust, unbalanced, exaggerated and prejudiced” but it must be “honestly-held … without malice, on a matter of public interest on facts that are true”.


Law | 18 June 2024

Judge Mngqibisa-Thusi cleared of gross misconduct charges

But tribunal finds that it is gross negligence to fail to deliver 27 judgments within accepted time-frames


Law | 14 June 2024

Backyarders vs City of Cape Town in court

Judgment reserved in Belhar occupation case

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Law | 10 June 2024

Appeal court overturns cyber crime ruling

This is a clear message to verify bank account details before paying


Law | 10 June 2024

Environmental activists win against Shell in appeal court

Shell still has one more shot at seismic exploration authorisation


Law | 3 June 2024

Court orders Gauteng government to pay non-profit organisations

The provincial social development department must provide funding contracts to successful organisations by the end of May


Law | 23 May 2024

Large fishing companies oppose squid quotas in court

The commercial industry is being “greedy” says Eastern Cape small-scale fisher


Law | 16 May 2024

Electoral Court fines ANC, ATM, COPE, PAC, NFP and AIC

They failed to provide audited financial statements


Law | 13 May 2024

Western Cape separatist loses complaint against Daily Maverick

A ruling by the Press Ombud has helped clarify clauses about fact versus opinion in the Press Code


Law | 9 May 2024

Concourt rules out R2-billion damages claim by Zimbabwean farmers

Afriforum, supporting the farmers, says it will continue the legal fight in other countries


Law | 6 May 2024

Village activists take Marikana mining company to court

Tharisa Mines is trying to gag us, say Oridile Kgatea and Rodney Kotsedi


Law | 1 May 2024

Over 230 court judgments are late

The latest report does not list any judgments reserved in the last six months


Law | 30 April 2024

Kaizer Chiefs vs Sunday World: Press Ombud rules against headline

Editors may feel that rulings like this tie their hands when it comes to punchy headlines


Law | 29 April 2024

Immigration officer slammed by judges after Ethiopian asylum seeker attempts suicide

Tsegaye Esyas says he was duped into confessing that he was in South Africa illegally


Law | 24 April 2024

Court orders suspended Lotto secretary to pay punitive costs

Nompumelelo Nene failed in her bid to halt her disciplinary hearing


Law | 23 April 2024

Housing activists lose Tafelberg case

The Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled the sale of the site for private development was lawful


Law | 12 April 2024