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CARMEL RICKARD: Justice at last for Eswatini judge?

The African human rights commission has found in favour of Thomas Masuku, dismissed from the bench in 2011 on dubious grounds

CARMEL RICKARD: UK suffers accountability hangover after ‘partygate’

Cabinet minister David Wolfson has resigned in the wake of the Downing Street party scandal. It’s a matter, he says, of the rule of law

CARMEL RICKARD: Credit system falls short on small estates

A high court ruling has found that the National Credit Act, in not giving small deceased estates the same protections as other estates, has failed to promote ...

CARMEL RICKARD: How to work with child witnesses

SA’s judicial officers need training when it comes to dealing with child witnesses in court. It’s something new chief justice Raymond Zondo would do well to ...

CARMEL RICKARD: A burning question

A challenge related to a natural gas project in Mozambique has put the spotlight on the UK’s decisions around fossil fuel investments

CARMEL RICKARD: Fair work, fair pay

Should authorities pay for work done under a contract later deemed void? The appeals court has found in one such company’s favour

CARMEL RICKARD: The ‘disgraceful’ behaviour of a Free State municipality

A Free State municipality has received a tongue-lashing from the appeal court for its ‘disgraceful’ behaviour involving a R41m Eskom debt

CARMEL RICKARD: SAPS slammed for bullying and bribery

The Joburg high court has awarded R275,000 in damages against the police for sustained harassment and the abuse of power

CARMEL RICKARD: Sars given a bloody nose by tax court

Sars has been given a bloody nose by the tax court, which found it showed ‘an egregious lack of regard’ for a taxpayer’s rights

CARMEL RICKARD: Put South Africans first?

Judge Daniel Thulare has added a provocative view on the topic of migrants, arguing for training of locals in foreign languages to meet staffing needs

CARMEL RICKARD: B-BBEE Commission found to be on the wrong track

A recent high court ruling is damning for the B-BBEE Commission, finding its decisions in a legal dispute to be at odds with the evidence

CARMEL RICKARD: Malawi’s war on corruption

Politically connected business leader Thomson Mpinganjira has been granted leave to appeal his conviction for corruption, and a nine-year sentence

CARMEL RICKARD: Justice for judges

A recent Supreme Court case in Pakistan shows how judges may be targeted when their decisions go against the political establishment

CARMEL RICKARD: Constitutional Court’s landmark judgment on unmarried couples

The Constitutional Court’s recent decision about the inheritance rights of unmarried couples may help establish principles to settle their finances when they ...

CARMEL RICKARD: SA’s lunatic asylum

SA’s legal protections for asylum-seekers are hard to beat — fortunately for those who fall foul of the government’s bumbling bureaucracy

CARMEL RICKARD: So much for the Sadc …

Sadc has a long way to go to realise its aim of eliminating regional trade barriers, as a recent decision by the Supreme Court of Zambia shows