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Sexual offences cases are being withdrawn due to DNA processing backlog

Over 37,000 DNA specimens yet to be processed in the Western Cape alone

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26 October 2021

Magistrate courts in disarray because of broken IT system

Numerous cases postponed, judgments cannot be enforced, bail hearings delayed. Master’s offices are also affected.

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20 October 2021

Abahlali demands probe into Cato Manor police after new arrests

Movement says the criminal justice system is being used to silence its members

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13 October 2021

Activists to sue NPA over “false” arrest and imprisonment

Charges against Abahlali BaseMjondolo members were withdrawn on Monday

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5 October 2021

Murder charges dropped against activists after six months in prison

Abahlali BaseMjondolo says police and politicians are trying to silence them

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29 September 2021

Court orders lawyers to pay damages to the client they failed to help

Eastern Cape High Court tells law firm to pay man who lost his eyesight after being shot by police

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14 September 2021

Poor policing blamed as vigilantes face justice in Mdantsane

Four members of a local anti-crime forum in court on several charges, including murder

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3 September 2021

Magistrates court currently convening in a car park

Labour department closed the court building after contractor failed to complete refurbishments

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6 August 2021

Court fines former Eastern Cape principal R4,000 for lowering learner into pit toilet

Lubeko Mgandela pleaded guilty to a charge of child abuse in the Tsolo Magistrates Court on Wednesday

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22 July 2021

Court dismisses Observatory occupants’ application against City of Cape Town

A date for the final hearing on the eviction case is yet to be determined

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6 July 2021

“We don’t have anywhere else to go” says Johannesburg occupier

Eviction case pending against Rosettenville families while City asked to provide emergency accommodation

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23 June 2021

Plett residents in court after protests against stalled housing project

The project was approved in October 2019 but has yet to break ground

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21 June 2021

Concourt punishes litigants for defaming judges

Punitive cost order made against tribal authority that made unsubstantiated allegations

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21 June 2021

State asks for more time to investigate case against Table Mountain fire accused

Accused’s lawyer wants case struck from court roll should the state not be ready next month

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18 June 2021

Activist accused of harassment agrees to apologise to Robertson farmers

Farmer says in court papers he may have suffered “economic harm” because of the activist

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7 June 2021

Taxi drivers arrested during violent protest granted bail

The court has forbidden them from participating in protests

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4 June 2021