Complexities of smoking cannabis in sectional title quarters

While South Africans can now smoke marijuana in the privacy of their own homes, what does the ConCourt's ruling mean for those living in sectional title developments with potentially shared spaces...?

3 days ago

Abalone poacher sentenced to 20 years

The Eastern Cape Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) has lauded the 20-year sentence the Port Elizabeth High Court handed down to convicted abalone poacher Morné Blignaut (48) on Wednesday...

3 days ago

Stoned staff? What are employers' rights regarding weed in the workplace?

What is the potential impact of the Constitutional Court's cannabis-use ruling on companies, and what should employers do next...?

By Rudy D Maritz 19 Sep 2018

ConCourt rules to decriminalise the personal use of marijuana

NEWSWATCH: The Constitutional Court's landmark judgment that every pot-smoker across South Africa has been waiting for since the Cape High Court ruled in favour of decriminalising the use of marijuana, has been made...

18 Sep 2018

Truck driver to appear in court for transporting illegal immigrants

The driver of a truck that was transporting 87 illegal immigrants intercepted at the Polokwane control centre on Wednesday, is expected to appear before the Polokwane High Court on Monday...

14 Sep 2018

SA student caught with US foreign currency appears in court

A female student carrying almost R10 million in US currency in a plastic bag appeared in court Thursday, 13 September 2018, said the South African Revenue Service (SARS)...

14 Sep 2018

No turn around on SA's decision to leave the ICC

Justice Minister Michael Masutha dashed any hopes that SA was having a rethink on its decision to cut ties with the International Criminal Court (ICC)...

31 Aug 2018

Know your foreign laws before travelling

With currently 800 South Africans doing time in foreign jails, Dirco Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has urged travellers to familiarise themselves with foreign laws and desist from illegal activity...

29 Aug 2018

Transitional justice: lessons from Kenya on what works, and what doesn't

In today's world it's almost expected that transitional justice mechanisms will be introduced to help consolidate a country's transition from authoritarianism and conflict to democracy and peace...

By Gabrielle Lynch 27 Aug 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: How to steal a million

Tender fraud and corruption are probably endemic throughout the world but a case has recently been unearthed in Malta that is so diabolically clever, so deviously contrived that it makes the various SAA, SABC, SANRAL and other cadre-deployment shenanigans seem blunt and clunky in comparison...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 24 Aug 2018

K-word user is a social media pariah, but he may escape prosecution

Social media exploded when a video of Johannesburg businessman, Adam Catzavelos, using the 'K-word' on a beach in Greece went viral...

24 Aug 2018

Saps makes progress at OR Tambo Airport

The multi-disciplinary team, tasked to prevent and combat crime at the OR Tambo International Airport, continues to make arrests of suspects on various crimes...

23 Aug 2018

South Africa's criminal justice system is on the mend. But it's just the beginning

The recent judgment by South Africa's Constitutional Court that ended the reign of the country's national prosecutions boss marked the end of former president Jacob Zuma's hold on the country's criminal justice system...

22 Aug 2018

Is a criminal record ruining your career? Here's what you can do about it

While being caught shoplifting or driving under the influence when you were a teen may not have seemed like such a big deal back then, these minor offences can come back to bite you when trying to move up the career ladder...

15 Aug 2018

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