Bandile Masuku’s bid to challenge SIU report that led to his axing as MEC dismissed

The Gauteng High Court has dismissed an application by former Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku challenging a report by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU). Masuku approached the court on an urgent basis wanting preliminary findings by the SIU against him set aside. Those findings were used as a basis for his axing by Premier David […]

High Court dismisses Bandile Masuku’s bid to challenge SIU findings on PPE corruption

Former Gauteng MEC for health, Bandile Masuku‘s attempt to have the SIU report into PPE corruption reviewed has been set aside. Masuku was fired from his job in October after the Special Investigating Unit found that he failed to provide oversight over the Gauteng Health Department. Masuku also failed to uphold the Constitution and regulations […]

Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s bid to appeal judgment on Ivan Pillay pension fails

The Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has dismissed Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s application for leave to appeal a judgment on former South African Revenue Service (SARS) deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay’s pension package. It has also dismissed Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and Pillay’s applications for a cross-appeal in so far as the court found against […]

Busisiwe Mkhwebane loses bid to appeal judgment on Ivan Pillay’s early retirement

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, ex-acting SA Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Ivan Pillay and Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane have all lost their bid to overturn the North Gauteng High Court ruling on Pillay’s early retirement. A full bench of the high court – Judges Elizabeth Kubushi, Mpostoli Twala and Norman Davis – dismissed Mkhwebane’s appeal […]

Ex-Cape Town police reservist loses bid to erase conviction

A former police reservist, Xolile Magwaca, has lost his Western Cape High Court bid to set aside his 2013 conviction for theft and unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition. Magwaca, who was sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment in December 2013, wanted his sentence reviewed because he claimed his right to effective legal representation was […]

Nkandla residents sad as they cannot bid farewell to the King in Nongoma due to COVID-19

Residents of Nkandla in Northern KwaZulu-Natal say they are sad they will not be able to attend the memorial service of the late AmaZulu King Goodwill Zwelithini KaBhekuzulu. Nkandla has rich historical links with the Royal family through Inkosi Sgananda Shezi who served four AmaZulu kings. The grave of King Zwelithini’s great-great-grandfather King Cetshwayo lies […]

Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s bid to halt inquiry dismissed

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has once again failed in her bid to halt removal proceedings against her. The Constitutional Court has dismissed Mkhwebane’s application for direct access to appeal a Western Cape High court ruling. That court refused to grant her an interdict to stop the parliamentary inquiry into her fitness to hold office. The […]

Auditor-General in talks with Treasury in bid to recoup R150m spent on auditing Covid-19 corruption

The Auditor-General (AG) is engaging with National Treasury to recoup the R150 million it spent on real-time auditing of Covid-19 procurement. Last year, when the government announced its R500 billion Covid-19 relief package, President Cyril Ramaphosa asked the AG to perform real-time auditing on these measures. Presenting to the Standing Committee on the Auditor-General with […]

Supreme Court dismisses pastor Timothy Omotoso’s bid for freedom

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has dismissed preacher Timothy Omotoso’s application for leave to appeal his ongoing incarceration. “Having considered the notice of motion and the other documents filed, the application for leave to appeal is dismissed on the grounds that there are no reasonable prospects of success and there is no other compelling […]

DA withdraws court bid against govt on COVID vaccine strategy

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has withdrawn its application in the High Court in the Western Cape against the government on the country’s COVID-19 vaccination strategy. Earlier this month, the DA approached the court wanting to declare the government’s conduct in preparing to administer the jabs as irrational and unconstitutional. It also demanded to know where […]