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October 20, 2020

The process behind a bail application explained

Three high-profile bail applications are currently making news headlines in South Africa. These include the killing of farm manager Brendan Horner, the dismissal of Angelo Agrizzi's application due to him allegedly suffering from a life-threatening illness, and the abandonment of a bail application by a woman from Orange Farm, charged with murder.

Ulrich Roux explains the bail process application on eNCA. 

October 12, 2020

Will Zuma eventually return to Zondo Commission?

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has issued a subpoena for Jacob Zuma to appear before the State Capture Enquire on 16 November 2020. This comes after Zuma refused to appear, accusing the Deputy Chief Justice of being biased towards him and calling for Zondo's recusal as the chairman of the commission.

URA Senior Associate, Vanessa Da Silva Faria, provides legal analysis on the material flaws in Zuma's approach and how slim his chances are in law of launching a successful recusal application.

October 12, 2020

Why the suspect in the Senekal public violence case has not been named

The 52-year-old man arrested in connection with Senekal public violence has not been named. This is despite the fact that he has appeared in court on charges relating to the torching of police vehicles. The accused was arrested after a group of protesters stormed the Senekal Magistrates Court and caused significant damage. Joining Xoli Mngambi to explain why the suspect has not been named, is Ulrich Roux.

October 08, 2020

Mkhwebane's bid to halt parliament probe fails

Another blow for the Public Protector at court. This time it relates to her case against Parliament. The High Court in Cape Town has dismissed her urgent application, to stop a probe into her fitness to hold office. Busisiwe Mkhwebane had argued the new rules are unconstitutional. eNCA's Shahan Ramkissoon speaks to Ulrich Roux.

October 07, 2020

What happens next after NPA's Asset Forfeiture seized assets belonging to corruption accused

The National Prosecuting Authority’s Asset Forfeiture has seized assets belonging to businessman Edwin Sodi. The AFU pounced on Sodi's fleet of luxury vehicles, which include a Ferrari, a Porsche and a Bentley. Sodi is one of the seven accused charged with corruption in the Free State asbestos corruption scandal. Last Friday the AFU also attached the house, cars and pension of former Housing Department H-O-D, Nthimotse Mokhesi. For more on what happens next, Xoli Mngambi chats to Casper Badenhorst, senior associate at Ulrich Roux & Associates.

October 06, 2020

As Edwin Sodi faces corruption charges will his political enablers be arrested?

On Friday 2 October, businessman Edwin Sodi and his six co-accused were arrested and charged with corruption, money laundering and theft pertaining to a R255 million asbestos contract awarded to Sodi's company, Blackhead Consulting.

The arrests and the successful asset forfeiture unit application granted by the High Court is a step in the right direction for the NPA in their fight against corruption in South Africa. Ulrich Roux provides insight in an interview on Afrika Newzroom.

October 05, 2020

e-Hailing hell

URA represents the victims who fell prey to the four accused in the pending Uber criminal trial. They are faced with charges of rape, robbery, kidnapping and attempted murder. Evidence has been heard by the Johannesburg High Court on how the Uber platform was breached, ultimately leading to the safety and livelihood of our clients being severely compromised.

Casper Badenhorst, Senior Associate at URA, provides legal analysis on eNCA about the trail that resumes in the Johannesburg High Court on 28 October 2020.

September 27, 2020

Court outcomes in the murder case of 16-year-old Nathaniel Julies

Founder and Managing Director of Ulrich Roux & Associates, Ulrich Roux joins Thabo Mdluli on the line to unpack the court proceedings in the case of the three police officers who are accused of shooting and killing 16-year-old Nathaniel Julies, in Eldorado Park last month.

September 16, 2020

Supreme Court of Appeal makes landmark ruling pertained to dog owners in SA

The court awarded R2.4 million in damages to a victim of a dog attack, whose arm was ripped off, with the owner of the dogs being ordered to pay this substantial amount to the victim. Ulrich Roux provides insight into the landmark ruling in an interview on eNCA. 

September 09, 2020

Possible legal action Clicks can institute against the EFF

More than 400 Clicks retail stores closed on 9 September 2020 due to violent protests by EFF members following a controversial online shampoo advertisement. EFF members intimidated Clicks staff and customers by inciting violence and causing extensive damage to property as a result of the protests.

Claudine Robbertze, Candidate Attorney at URA, explains on RSG radio that Clicks can institute a civil action for damages against the political party for their unlawful protests. 

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