Articles by Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti

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Communities clash over future of Fish River Sun land

AmaZizi and Prudhoe communities dispute colonial and apartheid history

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 2 April 2020
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Who can unions admit as members?

NUMSA wished to represent workers in a company in the packaging industry, but the Constitutional Court said it can’t

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 31 March 2020
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If your conviction for a crime is overturned, do you get your job back?

A Constitutional Court judgment answers this – at least in the case of SANDF employees

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 24 March 2020
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Constitutional Court to rule on compensation for domestic workers

Court asked to declare legislation excluding domestic workers from Compensation Fund unconstitutional

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 9 March 2020
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Black women married under apartheid act win court victory

Judge rules that Black Administration Act marriages are, by default, in communion of property

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 14 February 2020

Here’s how the common purpose rule now applies to gang rape

“The court must not be implicated in perpetuating patriarchy and rape culture”

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 17 December 2019
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Court victory for transgender prisoners

Judge rules that Jade September must be allowed to live as a woman

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 30 September 2019
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Constitutional Court to rule on “common purpose” in rape cases

Can an accused be convicted of rape for being part of a group with a common intent to rape?

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 26 September 2019
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Equality Court prohibits display of old South African flag

Old flag should only be displayed for “genuine artistic, academic or journalistic expression in the public interest”

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 22 August 2019
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Court upholds right of farm residents to bury their loved ones

SCA rules protecting an occupier’s religious and cultural rights is consistent with treating them with respect and dignity

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 21 August 2019
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Constitutional Court rules that interim divorce orders may not be appealed

But the door has been left open for future litigation on interim orders

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 20 August 2019
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Concourt judgment will help keep families together

Foreign nationals with South African or permanent resident spouses do not have to leave the country to apply for spousal visas

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 8 August 2019
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Why a high court dismissed Somali claims for asylum

But Lawyers for Human Rights disagrees with the court’s reasoning and is appealing

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 18 April 2019
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City ordered to compensate homeless for destruction of their possessions

Court found Johannesburg Metro police violated homeless people’s constitutional rights to dignity and privacy

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 8 April 2019
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Concourt takes compassionate approach to people who enter country unlawfully

Asylum delayed is not (necessarily) asylum denied

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 17 January 2019
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Concourt agrees: people guilty of serious crimes will not qualify for refugee status

However, extradition law still protects their fundamental rights

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 6 December 2018