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Sydney Kentridge 100

A member of FUL’s International Advisory Board On 5 November 2022 Freedom Under Law had the privilege and singular pleasure of congratulating its oldest office-bearer on the occasion of his one-hundredth birthday. Until his retirement from active practice ten years ago, Sir Sydney Kentridge KCMG KC was undoubtedly the foremost advocate in the English-speaking world. …

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Richard Mdluli

In September 2020, Richard Mdluli, former head of Crime Intelligence in the SAPS, was sentenced in the High Court, Johannesburg to an effective five years imprisonment for counts of kidnapping, assault with intent to cause grevious bodily harm, assault and intimidation. His conviction and sentencing follow a series of legal challenges over several years by …

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Review of the Appointment of General Mthandazo Ntlemeza as Head of the Hawks

FUL together with the Helen Suzman Foundation brought an application to set aside the appointment of General Ntlemeza as the new head of the Hawks. Extremely serious findings of dishonesty had been made against Ntlemeza by the Pretoria and KwaZulu Natal High Courts. It is critical that the person appointed to head the country’s most …

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Review of Withdrawal of Charges against Former NDPP Nomgcobo Jiba

Following the appointment of Shaun Abrahams to the post of NDPP, Abrahams announced his withdrawal of perjury and fraud charges against Nomgcobo Jiba, a fomer acting NDPP, and her appointment as the head of an expanded National Prosecutions Services. Several court findings have been made against Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi, special director of public prosecutions, …

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Review of the Settlement Given Former NDPP Mxolisi Nxasana

FUL together with Corruption Watch sought review of the settlement granted former National Director of Public Prosecutions, Mxolisi Nxasana. The two organisations also sought a declarator that the termination of Mr Nxasana\’s appointment was unconstitutional and should be set aside; that the subsequent appointment of Mr Abrahams was invalid and was to be set aside; …

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FUL\’s Intervention in the Social Grants Crisis

The matter concerns the operation of a contract for the payment of social grants. A third of the country’s citizens are recipients of these grants. In 2012, SASSA contracted with Cash Paymaster Services (Pty) Limited (CPS) to pay social grants on its behalf. That contract was subsequently declared invalid by the Constitutional Court and the …

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