Law must support victims of sex abuse, says judge
Judge Hartford has ruled that it is entirely irrational and arbitrary to have a random cut off time of 20 years for proscription of sexual offences when many victims suffer quietly.
SA won, says activist after 20-year proscription bar lifted off sexual offences
The Frankel Eight went to the High Court in an attempt to change the law which prevented victims of sexual abuse from criminally charging their abusers 20 years after the crime.
Lifting of 20-year proscription bar ‘momentous occasion for children’s rights’
The order is wider than expected as it applies to both children and adults. This means that there will no longer be a 20-year bar on criminal charges involving sexual abuse.
High Court to decide on changes to child abuse laws
The so called Frankel eight are hoping that acting judge Clare Hartford hands down a ruling today that will change the country’s laws on child abuse.
Family of disabled SA girl (5) weigh options after NZ court deportation ruling
Immigration New Zealand argued that the South African girl's condition would place a burden on the country's health services.
NZ court rules that blind SA girl (5) be deported
In a high court judgment released last week, Justice Gerald Nation ruled that Caitlyn Davies be sent back to South Africa after the girls' family appealed the move.
Popcru welcomes Lesetja Mothiba's appointment
There are concerns that Mothiba will spend a short period of time on the job as commissioner Riah Phiyega's contract expires in just over a week's time.
Phahlane: I agreed to step down
In its initial statement, the Presidency seemed to give the impression that Mothiba had only been appointed as acting commissioner because Phahlane's acting tenure had come to an end.
Krejcir’s family claims 'inhumane' prison conditions
Communication between prison authorities and the family detail an apparent infestation of scorpions and rodents in his cell and other allegations about his conditions.
Vodacom says O’Sullivan records released lawfully
Vodacom has been issued with a summons to pay him R2 million allegedly handing O’Sullivan’s records to his Radovan Krejcir.
O’Sullivan hands Vodacom R2m legal bill
Paul O’Sullivan wants Vodacom to pay legal fees in the case he won against Radovan Krejcir, accusing them of handing over his cellphone records illegally.
SA super sleuth Piet Byleveld dies
South Africa’s most successful police detective, known as ‘Piet Byl’, has died at the age of 67.
Court to consider suspending parts of Criminal Procedure Act
The significant decision whether the law should be altered and how now falls on the shoulders of acting Judge Clare Hartford.
‘Change to sexual offences law should only be confined to children’
Sidney Frankel’s eight accusers have gone to the High Court in an attempt to have parts of the Criminal Procedure Act declared invalid.
Super sleuth Piet Byleveldt’s health deteriorating in hospital - wife
The super sleuth with a reputation for cracking big cases and catching serial killers was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer.
Court hears SA sexual offences laws 'irrational' & 'unconstitutional'
The court on Monday heard arguments from the Women's Legal Centre, the Teddy Bear Clinic and lawyers for human rights as well as lawyers representing the so-called Frankel Eight.
Frankel Eight lawyer: Right to dignity violated by the guillotine of time
Adv. Anton Katz wants the court to make an order that the Constitution be changed to ensure there is no prescription period for sexual crimes.
Frankel Eight have legal standing despite accused’s death
A court is hearing an application, by Sydney Frankel's accusers, to have the law on prescription changed even after he died last month.