Has Mail & Guardian confused you on the Maharaj saga?

I could not help but suspect that Mail & Guardian had left many people confused this weekend after it was successfully advised by President Jacob Zuma’s spokesperson, Mac Maharaj – an advice that was also supported by its own lawyers – that publishing information not authorised by the National Prosecuting Authority would be a criminal offence punishable for up to 15 years imprisonment. Continue reading

Chief Justice Mogoeng live on Advocate for transformation in the judiciary

On Friday night, 14 October, I had the opportunity to listen to the recently appointed South African Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng on SA FM addressing the University of Western Cape. The Chief justice’s address was themed Advocate for transformation in the judiciary. I should add that at first I found the Chief Justice quite lazy that I even wondered if I was going to listen to his address throughout. Continue reading