North Gauteng High Court

Mom to get R6.1m after birth complications
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Matlawa initially claimed more than R18m in the North Gauteng High Court, but settled the matter for R6.1m this week. The mother, 31, said she was healthy during her pregnancy and had regular check-ups. A few days before her due date, she experienced …

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Court rejects killer's 'suicide' defence
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Pretoria – Yvonne Beetge, the Polokwane mother who shot her fiancé three times in the head, claiming that he had committed suicide, lost her North Gauteng High Court appeal against her murder conviction. She had already served more than two years of …

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De Kock is challenging parole decision in court
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De Kock's attorney Julian Knight confirmed on Thursday that the papers were with the sheriff and that the original was with the Deputy Judge President of the North Gauteng High Court Judge Aubrey Ledwaba so that a court date could be set. Mr Masutha's …

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Nel: Pistorius can't escape conviction
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He also told the court Pistorius was an appalling witness. “The argument was vague, his responses argumentative and that his mendacity was perhaps best exemplified with his evidence that, although he recalls a detail of his encounter with a Mercedes on …

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Pistorius trial: Roux strikes back
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Roux called on the court to consider the testimony of state witnesses against objective facts. “All we say is once you measure the evidence against objective facts, you realise there is a difference between reliability and credibility.” Roux said the …

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Rapist's sentence cut to 20 years
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He appealed to the North Gauteng High Court. The high court heard that the child knew the accused well as he was a family friend. On one occasion he asked her to go to his home where he raped her, before taking her to the shops where he bought her …

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Judge slams liquor licence stumbling
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Pretoria – A North Gauteng High Court judge has asked the public protector to “look into the malfunctioning” of the Department of Trade and Industry when dealing with liquor licences. Also, “the role of the State attorney wasting taxpayers' money when …

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SANDF accused of HIV discrimination
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Pretoria – The North Gauteng High Court will on Tuesday hear arguments about the alleged discrimination of HIV-positive members within the SA National Defence Force, The Star reported on Monday. Applicants claim the SANDF continues to unlawfully …

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Court case for three SANDF officials in abeyance for now
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This after the North Gauteng High Court couldn't hear the matter on Tuesday. The South African National Defence Union (SANDU) took the matter to court after the SANDF was in contempt of the court order in which the force was ordered to reinstate four …

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Oscar 'regrets trip to club'
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Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during his trial in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on July 2, 2014. Picture: Gianluigi Guercia. Johannesburg – Oscar Pistorius was involved in an altercation at a trendy Sandton club over the weekend, his …

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Nel accuses Derman of bias
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Cross-examination of a sports and exercise medicine professor who treated Oscar Pistorius is expected to continue in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Monday. On Thursday, prosecutor Gerrie Nel accused University of Cape Town professor …

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Professor describes 'restless' Oscar
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On Wednesday, a sports exercise professor at the University of Cape Town told the court that Pistorius's decision to face potential danger instead of fleeing the scene was a reflex action. “A reflex is something you don't have control over,” Wayne …

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Days 34 – 37 in the North Gauteng High Court
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During his evidence-in-chief he testifies that Pistorius drove at high speeds to avoid being hijacked and was jumpy around loud bangs. Pistorius's sports physician, Professor Wayne Derman, then takes the stand. He says Pistorius had hand tremors, was …

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Oscar and Reeva had plans – manager
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… Pistorius's manager has testified on the athlete's relationship with Reeva Steenkamp and his obsession with personal security. The second defence witness called to the stand in the North Gauteng High Court on Tuesday was Pistorius's agent, Peet van …

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Pistorius Trial: Week Ten, Day Two
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On Monday the North Gauteng High Court heard that Oscar Pistorius was not suffering from a mental disorder which compromised his ability to distinguish right from wrong when he shot Reeva Steenkamp in February last year. That was the finding of a panel …

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Pistorius' health report unlikely to derail trial
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Pistorius is set to reappear in the North Gauteng High Court on Monday after having undergone his prescribed 30 days of mental evaluation at Pretoria's Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital. A source close to the prosecution told City Press on Friday that it …

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Derby-Lewis 'to the High Court'
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FILE PICTURE: Marius Coertze, Clive Derby-Lewis's attorney at the North Gauteng High Court where Derby-Lewis's parole was denied. Picture: Gallo Images. The lawyers of Clive Derby-Lewis will approach the High Court on Monday in a bid to get a judge to …

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Court must hear Tuks racism case – judge
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The application by lobby group the Higher Education Transformation Network (HETN) should be heard at the Labour Court instead, the university's counsel sought to convince the North Gauteng High Court. But Judge Elizabeth Kubushi dismissed the appeal …

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Family unable to move on after murders
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Douw and Dyllan de Beer with their counsel, Kobus Strijdom, leave the North Gauteng High Court. Father and son are being sentenced for stealing the cellphones of two men who had been shot dead. Photo: Oupa Mokoena. Pretoria – For 10 years, the Leso …

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Judge orders Madibeng to pay over R1 m after 'garbage' court case
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The claim was dismissed in a magistrate's court, but Paphiri appealed and the North Gauteng High Court upheld the claim and ordered the municipality to pay this sum. The Madibeng Municipality in turn appealed this order, and the case was heard before …

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Mom's rights to her son restored
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A court order confirming that a mother gave away her parental responsibilities over her 10-year-old son and agreed not to have any contact with him for 20 years has been rescinded in another high court ruling. The mother told the North Gauteng High …

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