Articles by Safura Abdool Karim

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Court frees man convicted of murder because of incomplete trial record

Judgment will put pressure on lower courts to get their record-keeping right

By Safura Abdool Karim - 15 December 2017
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Historical land battle decided in Constitutional Court

Xhosa community wins right to land, but settler descendants will not lose everything

By Safura Abdool Karim - 14 December 2017
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Victory for women in polygamous marriages

Constitutional Court recognises their property rights

By Safura Abdool Karim - 7 December 2017
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Don’t separate husbands and wives in shelters, says court

Residents of shelters have rights to privacy and dignity, Constitutional Court finds

By Safura Abdool Karim - 5 December 2017
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Ground-breaking police resources case in court at last

Activists want court to declare that present system discriminates against poor people

By Safura Abdool Karim - 27 November 2017
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Court bid to lift time limit on sex crimes

Constitutional Court hearing application today

By Safura Abdool Karim - 14 November 2017
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Eviction and the law: what the Constitutional Court says

Western Cape farm case shows the limits of legal battles in the struggle for decent housing

By Safura Abdool Karim - 31 October 2017
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Malawian High Court narrows scope of HIV Criminalisation Laws

Decision provides relief for people on antiretrovirals

By Safura Abdool Karim - 10 October 2017
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Herbex misleads after legal setback

The Advertising Standards Authority can issue rulings on the adverts of non-members

By Safura Abdool Karim and Nathan Geffen - 6 October 2017
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Supreme Court of Appeal gives advertising authority its fangs back

Blow dealt to advertisers of quack medicines

By Safura Abdool Karim - 30 September 2017
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Understanding the party funding judgment

Judge finds that privacy of donors is not a good enough reason to limit the right to vote

By Safura Abdool Karim - 28 September 2017
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Court declares land tenure act invalid

Parliament told to fix section which discriminates against women

By Safura Abdool Karim - 27 September 2017
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Ekapa Minerals abandons part of its case against Zama Zama miners

Interdict found to be flawed

By Safura Abdool Karim - 20 September 2017
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Court invalidates ANC conference and election

What happens next is up to the party

By Safura Abdool Karim - 13 September 2017
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Married transgender people can change their official sex, court finds

Home Affairs’ approach is “coloured by the persisting influence of the religious and social prejudice against the recognition of same-sex unions” says judge

By Safura Abdool Karim - 8 September 2017
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Children of immigrants born in SA can now get citizenship

High Court finds Department of Home Affairs refusal of citizenship to six people unconstitutional

By Safura Abdool Karim - 8 September 2017