Franny Rabkin Legal correspondent

Franny Rabkin is the Sunday Times legal correspondent. She has clerked at the Constitutional Court, practiced as an attorney and has been a legal journalist for more than 15 years.

Franny Rabkin Legal correspondent
‘Nothing but nit-picking and twisting my words’: Ramaphosa on ATM’s Phala Phala ...

President responds in court papers to challenge to public protector’s report clearing him of breaching Executive Ethics Code.

Franny Rabkin Legal correspondent
Judge Nana Makhubele denies impropriety as chair of Prasa

Suspended judge tells judicial conduct tribunal she did not act unilaterally when making controversial settlement decisions.

Franny Rabkin Legal correspondent
DA loses case on constitutionality of ANC deployment committee

The high court said the DA relied on a ‘generalised disenchantment and broad sweeping conclusions in pleading a constitutional attack’

Franny Rabkin Legal correspondent
Legal NGOs raise red flags on Zondo's move to bring in retired judges at ...

In letters to the chief justice, Nadel, FUL and Casac say granting leave to appeal is ‘core’ to the judicial function of the 11 justices of the ...

Franny Rabkin Legal correspondent
Hlophe impeachment vote uncertain as he turns to the high court

On the eve of parliament’s scheduled vote, it is worth recalling why Hlophe stands to be impeached

Franny Rabkin Legal correspondent
Yacoob will not be judging ConCourt cases, clarifies Zondo

Chief justice Raymond Zondo has clarified that retired justice Zak Yacoob would be rendering "only a support service to the justices of the ...

Franny Rabkin Legal correspondent
No suspension for Eastern Cape judge president Selby Mbenenge

The Judicial Service Commission has decided it will not recommend to President Cyril Ramaphosa that Eastern Cape judge president Selby Mbenenge be ...

Franny Rabkin Legal correspondent
Hlophe turns to Western Cape High Court to interdict impeachment vote

'It is for our constitutional posterity that my removal from office is done lawfully,' says suspended judge president in urgent court papers

Franny Rabkin Legal correspondent
South Africa asks ICJ to take action to help Rafah from Israel assault plan

Israel is already in breach of provisional measures the court ordered on January 26 that are binding on it, says Dirco DG Zane Dangor.

Franny Rabkin Legal correspondent
Makhubele faces heat as her cross-examination begins

Evidence leader asks why crucial parts of her evidence were not put to witnesses when they gave evidence against her