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25 January 2015
01 Jul 2011
South Africa’s judiciary favourable towards media freedom
Media Law
South Africa’s judicial branch has been favourable toward media freedom, if previous judgments from recent court cases involving the media are anything to go by; however, there is concern with...
11 Sep 2009
Presume openness, not secrecy
Once the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) decided to have a formal hearing into the complaints against Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe, the burning legal question was whether the JSC...
30 Jul 2009
Hlophe ruling a “victory” for media freedom
The importance of media freedom has been upheld by the court ruling allowing media access to the Judicial Service Commission's (JSC's) preliminary inquiry into allegations against Cape Judge...
24 Jul 2009
Hlophe to stay on leave until JSC finalises hearing
Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe will not return to work until the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) finalises its hearings, Justice Ministry spokesperson Tlali Tlali confirmed on Friday.
01 Jun 2009
Court sets aside JSC proceedings against Hlophe
The High Court in Johannesburg ordered that the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) proceedings against Cape Judge President John Hlophe be stopped.
18 May 2009
Bizos accused of bias by Hlophe counsel
Cape Judge President John Hlophe's lawyer has accused veteran lawyer George Bizos of bias over the way Bizos handled the Judicial Service Commission's (JSC's) hearing against Hlophe.
Hlophe Jhb court case begins
Cape Judge President John Hlophe's lawyer asked the High Court in Johannesburg on Monday for an interdict to stop the Judicial Service Commission's (JSC) proceedings against him until his...

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