South Africa’s courtrooms have seen a number of high-profile dramas this year. lThe Oscar Pistorius murder trial took centre stage for most of the year.
In a recent decision, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria ruled in favour of a group of recreational fishers (the Border Deep Sea Angling Association) and against the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries that had placed a moratorium on catching red steenbras (Petrus rupestris) in 2012.
An East London court gave the first conviction in the Nelson Mandela memorial funding scandal yesterday and set the stage for dramatic testimony next year.
The only accomplice witness in British businessman Shrien Dewani’s trial was prepared to lie to create an atmosphere of suspicion around him, Western Cape High Court deputy Judge President Jeanette Traverso said this morning.
Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr tweeted on Thursday that the setting aside of an interim protection order against puppeteer Conrad Koch in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court signalled the end of freedom of expression.
The Randburg Magistrate’s Court on Friday set aside an interim protection order obtained by Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr against ventriloquist Conrad Koch and his puppet “Chester Missing”,
ANC national executive committee member Tony Yengeni is still awaiting feedback on whether his drunk driving charges will be withdrawn, the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court heard today.
The testimonies of the main State witnesses in British businessman Shrien Dewani’s trial all had a similar theme despite discrepancies and inconsistencies, the Western Cape High Court heard today.