Articles by Safura Abdool Karim

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Facts and myths about the Marikana judgment

No, it doesn’t mean we can build shacks in Sea Point and force the City to buy the land for us

By Safura Abdool Karim - 5 September 2017
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Should the state pay damages if a police officer hurts his partner?

The High Court and Supreme Court of Appeal reached different decisions. Now the Constitutional Court must decide.

By Safura Abdool Karim - 23 August 2017
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Residents compel Limpopo municipality to provide clean water

But it remains to be seen if the Sekhukhune District Municipality will stick to court settlement

By Safura Abdool Karim - 18 August 2017
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Black Sash appeals social grants deduction case

Organisation argues that High Court failed to recognise history of predatory practices

By Safura Abdool Karim - 4 August 2017
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Parliamentarian tries to curb abortion

Terminating a pregnancy after 12 weeks will be much harder if bill passes

By Safura Abdool Karim - 1 August 2017
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Digital TV for poor households: understanding the Concourt’s judgments

Set top boxes case split the highest court three ways

By Safura Abdool Karim - 31 July 2017
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Companies using labour brokers to evade workers’ rights

Labour Relations Act unlawfully circumvented by middlemen despite judgment

By Safura Abdool Karim - 29 July 2017

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Court orders Department of Labour to pay out

By Safura Abdool Karim - 18 July 2017
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Court victory for workers hired via labour brokers

Client company is considered employer if worker has been at company more than three months

By Safura Abdool Karim - 17 July 2017
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Big victory for immigrant rights in Constitutional Court

Home Affairs must bring all detainees held under the Immigration Act before a magistrate within 48 hours

By Safura Abdool Karim - 29 June 2017
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Understanding the OGOD judgment

The role of religion in public schools is not settled quite yet

By Safura Abdool Karim - 29 June 2017
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Court ruling protects people from homelessness

Judgment clarifies what must happen in eviction hearings

By Safura Abdool Karim - 12 June 2017
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Entire village issued with court interdict following mining company’s application

For more than half-a-year the entire Ngwaabe Village was banned from protesting

By Safura Abdool Karim - 11 May 2017
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Activists go to court to overturn Tafelberg sale

Campaigners want Sea Point property to be used for affordable housing

By Safura Abdool Karim and GroundUp Staff - 8 May 2017
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Helping someone to die: what the law currently says

Campaigners for assisted dying still have some way to go to achieve their goal

By Safura Abdool Karim - 4 May 2017
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Court orders senior municipal managers to pay costs out of their own pocket

Judgment should worry state employees who make incompetent decisions

By Safura Abdool Karim - 3 May 2017