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Defence finds discrepancies - Zephany Nurse case

CAPE TOWN – The defence lawyer representing the woman accused of abducting Zephany Nurse has found discrepancies in two affidavits presented by a State witness. A Lavender Hill woman is accused of kidnapping, fraud and contravening sections of the Children’s Act. She yesterday pleaded not guilty to all three charges in the Western Cape High Court. The State today called “Mrs Piet” as its fourth witness to testify. The woman gave birth to a baby at Groote Schuur Hospital on the same day Zephany Nurse was born.

Good legislation doesn't necessarily deliver good service

Tamaryn Tesselaar Tamaryn Tesselaar Having the right legal framework in place is a vital first step in creat- ing a state that delivers effective ser- vices to its citizens, and can be held to account for its failures. But, as the experience of the past 20 years demonstrates, good laws do not lead inevitably to good service delivery.

Woman accused of stealing baby Zephany Nurse appears in Cape High Court

CAPE TOWN – The woman from Lavender Hill, who is alleged to have kidnapped a newborn baby at Groote Schuur Hospital 18 years ago and raised her as her own, appeared in the Western Cape High Court on Friday for a pre-trial conference.

Father appeals for law to grant paternity leave

A PETITION by a Capetonian father might help South Africa to catch up with paternity leave norms elsewhere in the world, says Fadia Arnold of TNK Attorneys. ‘Although families are increasingly progressive and genderneutral, South African law has not yet caught up by allowing fathers to take paternity leave or by considering the needs of adoptive and foster parents,” says Arnold.

Transformation of minibus-taxi industry to bring economic opportunities, service delivery improvements

The City of Cape Town’s Council today, 28 October 2015, adopted a game-changing policy for the transformation of the minibus-taxi industry. This model intends to breathe new life into the industry by making available immediate business opportunities to shareholders in taxi operating companies, while also improving the service rendered to commuters in general.