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Can South Africa’s Legal System Ever Work Smoothly?

The South African legal system is flawed. A muddle of pre-colonial, western and common law principles has created a hybrid legal system with its own flaws. Without clearly defined boundaries through which parties can act, it was revealed early in October that Pretoria sits on over 100,000 cases in the corporate sector alone. With the legal system juddering, fringe interests and those of disadvantaged communities are disproportionately affected. Rising Sun newspaper of Chats... Read more »
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By Nelly Mkhize On Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

DUI Cases In South Africa Rocket By 15%, But Are Women To Blame?

The South African Police Service (SAPS) have just revealed their 2017/2018 annual crime statistics and one alarming figure stands out. The number of drivers arrested for driving under the influence of drugs and... Read more »
By Staff Writer On Sunday, February 25th, 2018

Three Brothers Among Seven eNgcobo Suspects Killed in Police Shootout

On Friday night at Nyanga village near eNgcobo, Eastern Cape, seven suspects linked to the eNgcobo police station massacre were shot dead in a gunfight with a special task force that was assembled to hunt down ... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Saturday, September 26th, 2015

Tshwane Metro Police Director Left Safe and Sound After Hijack

Sean Bolhuis, a Tshwane Metro Police Director and his wife were hijacked and released safe and sound in Pretoria. Mike Bolhuis, who is a security specialist, private investigator and brother to Sean Bolhuis, sa... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Police Officers Attacked In Broad Daylight

Two Inanda police officers were robbed of their guns, stripped of their uniforms and shot, in an impudent attack on Tuesday in broad daylight. A 38-year-old sergeant was killed and left in the back of his polic... Read more »
By Brian Harry On Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Man Arrested for Killing Morgan Freeman’s Step-granddaughter

Morgan Freeman is mourning the death of his step-granddaughter after she was allegedly stabbed to death by her boyfriend early Sunday in New York City, as confirmed by the New York Police Department. E’de... Read more »
By Chelsea-Summer Lodewyk On Saturday, June 13th, 2015

Panayiotou Bail Denied: Potential Witness Tampering

Yet another slap in the face was served to Christopher Panayioutou and his legal team in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court on Friday. Magistrate Abigail Beeton listed the reasons she denied the murder... Read more »
By Chelsea-Summer Lodewyk On Friday, June 5th, 2015

Panayiotou Bail Application Denied

The Port Elizabeth Magistrates’ court has denied murder accused Christopher Panayiotou bail. The presiding Magistrate, Abigail Beeton said that Panayiotou and his legal team failed to show any plausible c... Read more »
By Chelsea-Summer Lodewyk On Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Panayiotou to Hear Bail Judgement on Friday

Christopher Panayiotou, the man accused of organising a hit on his wife Jayde Panayiotou, will hear his fate on Friday morning. The 28-year-old businessman and club owner will find out whether or not he gets ba... Read more »
By Chelsea-Summer Lodewyk On Friday, May 29th, 2015

Derby-Lewis Granted Immediate Medical Parole

The Pretoria High Court has ruled that Clive Derby-Lewis, the man convicted for providing the weapon that was used to assassinate South African Communist Party Leader (SACP) Chris Hani in 1993, must be granted ... Read more »