Articles by Geoffrey Allsop

Undocumented man applying for refugee status can remain in SA, Concourt rules

Court ruled that a delay in applying for refugee status does not affect a person’s right to apply for recognition as a refugee

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Law | 14 January 2022

Court dismisses farmer’s claim to privacy over baboon killing

Right to privacy must be balanced with right to freedom of expression, Appeal Court judges say

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Law | 12 January 2022

Concourt gives man go-ahead to file late road accident claim

Koos Jacobs was unable to lodge his claim within the prescribed three years due to mental incapacity from his injuries

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Law | 19 November 2021

Magistrate courts in disarray because of broken IT system

Numerous cases postponed, judgments cannot be enforced, bail hearings delayed. Master’s offices are also affected.

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News | 20 October 2021

Declaring a State of Emergency explained

Some people have been calling for a State of Emergency to be declared because of civil unrest in the country

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Law | 15 July 2021

New Land Court Bill seeks to address slow processing of land claims

The bill would establish two new courts: a Land Court and Land Court of Appeal

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Law | 12 July 2021

Constitutional Court orders Minister of Police to pay torture victims

Two men were detained for eight months for murdering a family. They didn’t do it.

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Law | 19 May 2021

Here’s what’s in the new Equality Bill

You can comment on amendments to the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimation Act by 12 May

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Law | 29 April 2021

Apartheid-era crime of incitement declared unconstitutional

Law used to charge Julius Malema infringes freedom of expression

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Law | 30 November 2020

Groundbreaking court judgment on mining and community rights

Court rules that Xolobeni community should have received mining application before the right was granted

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Law | 22 September 2020

Amended law will improve transparency of political party funding

Parties have to publicly disclose their financial backers

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Law | 15 June 2020

Court orders Reserve Bank to make apartheid records public

South African History Archive Trust wins important victory for access to information

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Law | 3 June 2020

Court decision is major victory for Eastern Cape learners

Makhanda High Court declares new school admission policy unconstitutional

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Law | 20 January 2020

District Six: Why judge described minister as “reckless and grossly negligent”

Personal cost order against Maite Nkoana Mashabane after land claims process stalls

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Law | 13 August 2019