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Paralympian Pistorius’ application to appeal his jail sentence dismissed

CAPE TOWN, April 10 – Paralympian Oscar Pistorius’ application to appeal his jail sentence of 13 years and five months has been dismissed, the Constitutional Court said on Monday.   The application falls outside the court’s jurisdiction, the court said. “The Constitutional Court has considered the application for condemnation and leave to appeal. It has […]

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HSF, JSC in ConCourt over Commission’s obligation to disclose deliberations on judicial appointments

JOHANNESBURG, August 31 – The appeal by the Helen Suzman Foundation’s (HSF) case against the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) regarding the obligation to disclose the JSC’s deliberations on judicial appointments will be heard in the Constitutional Court on Thursday. The HSF’s appeal concerns the question on whether the full record of a decision taken by the […]

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Another court application to get Gordhan back, and try order steps for removal of Zuma

JOHANNESBURG – The Helen Suzman Foundation has lodged an application seeking the Constitutional Court to have President Jacob Zuma’s firing of former finance minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas be declared invalid and set aside. The organisation said Zuma has established a pattern of “irrational and unlawful behaviour” through the Nkandla debacle and […]