Legal Trends 2019



Don't be a victim of title deeds scam

The City of Ekurhuleni has warned residents not to fall for a scam which has emerged in the area involving title deeds...

3 days ago

#BizTrends2019: Digital, data-driven biometrics

The global biometrics market is growing rapidly. In fact, research indicates that the global market is growing a compounded growth rate of 22.9%...

By Pine Pienaar 15 Jan 2019

Presidency receives memorandum from student activists

Presidency Director-General Dr Cassius Lubisi has received a memorandum from #FeesMustFall activists demanding blanket amnesty for activists who have been convicted of crimes arising from the #FeesMustFall protest in 2017...

3 Jan 2019

SA citizen charged on terror-related activities

International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has called for a probe into the terror-related charges faced by South African citizen Andre Mayer Hanekom in Mozambique...

2 Jan 2019

Baby Daniel's stepfather found guilty of murder

The High Court in Johannesburg has found baby Daniel's stepfather guilty of murder and child abuse, while the baby's mother has been found guilty of child abuse and negligence...

21 Dec 2018

Sars intercepts R90m in drug substances

The South African Revenue Services (Sars) has in the past two days intercepted drug trafficking valued at R90 million at the OR Tambo International Airport...

20 Dec 2018

Treasury DG failed to disclose criminal record

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has found Dondo Mogajane guilty of failure to disclose a criminal record on his Z83 application form when applying for the position of Director-General at National Treasury...

20 Dec 2018

Criminal records: What happens now marijuana is legal in SA?

On 18 September 2018, the Constitutional Court ruled that acts outlawing the private use and possession of marijuana in South Africa were unconstitutional...

19 Dec 2018

#BestofBiz 2018: Legal

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2018 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Legal site over the past year below...

18 Dec 2018

NPA provisionally withdraws Estina dairy farm case

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has provisionally withdrawn its case against 11 accused who were allegedly involved in the Estina dairy farm case.

5 Dec 2018

Parktown Boys High coach gets 23 years imprisonment

A former water polo coach at Parktown Boys High has been sentenced to 23 years in jail...

3 Dec 2018

Child Justice Amendment Bill moves to NCOP

The National Assembly has given the thumbs-up to the Child Justice Amendment Bill, which, once passed into law, will raise the age at which a child can be held criminally liable from 10 to 12 years...

28 Nov 2018

Money mules. A growing trend in money laundering

Banks are using biometrics (fingerprint identification) to verify account holders.Although this brings greater security to minimise identity theft and impersonation, it has created a loophole...

28 Nov 2018

Minister probes Durban court shooting

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha has instituted an investigation into the shooting that took place at the Durban Magistrate Court on Monday...

27 Nov 2018

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