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Judge sets aside fraud trial after lawyer admits to being ’very drunk’ during proceedings

Independent online (SA) 10 May 2021
Johannesburg - A lawyer faces sanctions from the Legal Practice Council for representing her fraud-accused client while admitting to being “very drunk”. Judge Francis Kganyago has ruled at the Polokwane High Court that the Legal Practice Council should probe the conduct and behaviour of the lawyer he named as Ms Maloko in his scathing judgment.
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South Africa’s Ramaphosa says ANC should have done more to prevent Zuma-era corruption

Metro USA 28 Apr 2021
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday that the governing party “could and should” have done more to prevent corruption under his predecessor Jacob Zuma, in highly anticipated testimony to a graft inquiry ... The inquiry’s lawyers are seeking Zuma’s imprisonment as a result.
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South Africa's Ramaphosa says ANC should have done more to prevent Zuma-era corruption

Yahoo Daily News 28 Apr 2021
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday that the governing party "could and should" have done more to prevent corruption under his predecessor Jacob Zuma, in highly anticipated testimony to a graft inquiry ... The inquiry's lawyers are seeking Zuma's imprisonment as a result.
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Competition law in post-pandemic Africa key

Business Ghana 15 Apr 2021
The firm’s Competition and Antitrust teams in Cairo, Casablanca, Johannesburg, Paris and Washington DC, recently collaborated with competition lawyers from African Relationship Firms across the continent, to produce a comprehensive guide covering the latest developments in African competition law.
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R10k bail for ex-attorney arrested for R2.7m trust fund theft

Independent online (SA) 09 Apr 2021
“Muskat who has since been sequestrated and prohibited from practising as an attorney by the Law Society in 2018, handed himself at the Hawks’ serious commercial crime investigation office in Johannesburg accompanied by his lawyer on Tuesday ...
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Partying at the weekend? Your risky behaviour could get you fired

Independent online (SA) 27 Mar 2021
This must be pointed out to all employees ... Employment lawyer Venolan Naidoo from international law firm Fasken based in Johannesburg, said employers would have to "tread with caution to avoid the risk of an unfair labour practice or unfair dismissal dispute (should dismissal result) with regard to disciplinary action and Covid-related conduct.
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South Africa’s ex-president should be jailed, argues lawyer

Federal News Radio 26 Mar 2021
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Lawyers for a commission investigating corruption in South Africa have asked the country’s highest court to jail former president Jacob Zuma for two years for failing to cooperate with its probe ... court and would encourage others to do the same, said the lawyer.
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News-Press Now 26 Mar 2021
South Africa's ex-president should be jailed, argues lawyer. JOHANNESBURG . Lawyers for a commission investigating corruption in South Africa have asked the country's highest court to jail former president Jacob Zuma for two years for failing to cooperate with its probe.
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South Africa's ex-president should be jailed, argues lawyer

The Lewiston Tribune 25 Mar 2021
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Lawyers for a commission investigating corruption in South Africa have asked the country’s highest court to jail former president Jacob Zuma for two years for failing to cooperate with its probe ... .
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S.Africa’s top court hears bid to jail ‘cynical’ Zuma for contempt

Gulf News 25 Mar 2021
Johannesburg ... “In his failure to comply, he also adopted a belligerent and defiant tone,” the lawyer told the top court in Johannesburg. The commission’s lawyers said the 78-year-old must be jailed for contempt of court as his “status as former president does not protect him from the law”.
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S.Africa's top court hears bid to jail 'cynical' Zuma for contempt

Urdu Point 25 Mar 2021
The commission's lawyer Tembeka Ngcukaitobi said Thursday that Zuma's failure to comply with a court order was "deliberate and cynical" and "constitutes an assault" on the rule of law ... "In his failure to comply, he also adopted a belligerent and defiant tone," the lawyer told the top court in Johannesburg.
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Semenya receives financial backing in bid to overturn World Athletics' ruling

Inside The Games 13 Mar 2021
Semenya will be supported by a legal team led by Norton Rose Fulbright lawyers Gregory Nott and Patrick Bracher in Johannesburg, as well as Christina Dargham in Paris. London based barristers Schona Jolly and Claire McCann, and Toronto-based lawyers James Bunting and Carlos Sayao are also part of Semenya’s legal team ... .
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There is so much to admire about Patrice Motsepe, says Norman Arendse

Independent online (SA) 12 Mar 2021
JOHANNESBURG - Soccer lawyer and accomplished sports administrator Advocate Norman Arendse SC has hailed the imminent appointment of South Africa's “self-made” billionaire Patrice Motsepe as the new supremo of African soccer ... Motsepe, 59, will become the eighth CAF president since its founding in 1957 in the northeast African country of Sudan.
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