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CW and Casac play role in ConCourt’s public protector judgment

Image: De Rebus “They simply add no real value on the issues that have increased here.” These were the words of Advocate Hangwi Matlhape, representing Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane as she took her fight to have Parliament’s rules for the impeachment and removal of Chapter 9 heads declared unconstitutional, to the Constitutional Court (ConCourt). And Read more >

Dlamini complies with court order, pays CSO legal costs

In September 2018 the Constitutional Court handed down unanimous judgment on then social development minister Bathabile Dlamini’s personal liability in the matter of costs relating to the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) extending the contract of grants distributor Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) despite a finding in 2013 that the contract was invalid. But Sassa Read more >

Dlamini to personally pay 20% of applicants’ legal costs

Barely a month after the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) held that the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) and its acting CEO should be liable for costs relating to a second contract extension with grants distributor Cash Paymaster Services (CPS), the same court has now handed down unanimous judgment on then social development minister Bathabile Dlamini’s Read more >

ConCourt holds Sassa accountable for second CPS contract extension

The Constitutional Court today handed down a further judgment in the seemingly never-ending matter of the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) and Cash Paymaster Services (CPS). Today’s judgment did not relate to personal costs arising from the Section 38 inquiry, presided over by Judge Bernard Ngoepe, into former social development minister Bathabile Dlamini and Read more >

Forthright ConCourt our hero of the week

As Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng read out what has been termed the “Nkandla judgment” on Thursday last week, South Africans took to social media to celebrate the message in his ruling: the Constitution of the country is the paramount law of the country, and President Jacob Zuma – for having breached it – was in Read more >