CARMEL RICKARD: Justice delayed as court backlogs take on monstrous proportions
A decision against a ‘virtual trial’ may have implications for the administration of justice during the pandemic — and add to backlogs in SA’s courts
Chatting to a security officer in a busy pharmacy some time ago, I asked which of the goods on the shelves were most often the target of shoplifters. Bio-Oil, she said, a skin care product that flies off the shelves without always going through the checkout.
Against this background I was hardly surprised to read of a case due for hearing in the Durban high court involving allegations of counterfeit Bio-Oil.