Articles by Tania Broughton

Zoom can be used to negotiate retrenchments

The Johannesburg labour court has ruled that labour negotiations can take place using video conferencing facilities

By Tania Broughton - 5 June 2020

Gauteng government drops “peanut butter ban”

“Many of us were literally in tears as the recipients received their first decent food in almost three weeks”

By Tania Broughton - 2 June 2020

Covid-19: Some judges refuse to use their own computers during lockdown

Chair of the General Council of the Bar writes to the Chief Justice

By Tania Broughton - 28 May 2020

Workers whose employers did not register them for UIF can now apply for funding

Amendment to regulations seen as a victory for domestic and farm workers

By Tania Broughton - 27 May 2020

Free State ordered to pay NPOs R120 million in outstanding subsidies

“If financial constraints were an issue, the respondents should have played open cards,” says judge

By Tania Broughton - 26 May 2020

Court challenge to government’s “peanut butter sandwich ban”

Lockdown regulations stop or intimidate charities’ food handouts

By Tania Broughton - 25 May 2020

“There can be no justification for torture, ever” – top brass tell police

Police who refuse to comply with internal directive may be held personally liable

By Tania Broughton - 21 May 2020

Court victory for “invisible, undocumented children”

Fathers to be able to register the births of their children without the mother being present or giving consent

By Tania Broughton - 20 May 2020

Judge reprimands ministers of police and defence for “lockdown brutality”

Court orders suspension of police and military involved in the torture and death of Collins Khosa

By Tania Broughton - 15 May 2020

“Our pleas have fallen on deaf ears” say autism community

Mom with autistic son explains challenges navigating public spaces with him during the lockdown

By Tania Broughton - 13 May 2020
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Police must pay R96,000 in damages to gospel singer after warrantless search

“Evil act” perpetrated by police who have constitutional duty to protect society, says judge

By Tania Broughton - 11 May 2020
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Landmark rape ruling overturned by Supreme Court of Appeal

Rape survivor who sued the police for negligence should not get damages, court rules

By Tania Broughton - 6 May 2020
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Judge hits back at attorneys who accused him of bias

Application by Road Accident Fund attorneys dismissed

By Tania Broughton - 5 May 2020
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Tobacco companies go to court to challenge regulations

Attorney says cigarette ban “is self-evidently irrational”

By Tania Broughton - 4 May 2020
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Covid-19: Increase in social grants not good enough, say critics

Activists and academics say government’s grant increases are a “way of appearing generous while actually reducing the disaster relief budget”

By Tania Broughton - 29 April 2020
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Covid-19: Autism community pleads for relaxed lockdown rules

“I have no fence so I am forced to keep him indoors. Taking a walk is very important for his mental and physical benefit”

By Tania Broughton - 24 April 2020