Articles by Tania Broughton

Court order has big implications for land expropriation

Municipality must return land to 84-year-old pensioner because it didn’t obtain his consent, suggesting that parts of the Expropriation Act are unconstitutional

By Tania Broughton - 23 October 2020

Gauteng court paralysis blamed on security breach

Parliament raises concerns about the Office of the Chief Justice

By Tania Broughton - 14 October 2020

Desperate message from senior judge shows court system is breaking down

No telephones, no internet, no wifi, no emails and not enough judges. This is reportedly the current situation at the Pretoria High Court

By Tania Broughton - 9 October 2020

Gay couple legally say “I do” after year-long battle

Muhammad Buckus and Kyle Pillay were married at Home Affairs in Richards Bay on Thursday

By Tania Broughton - 8 October 2020

Obs occupiers win interdict against City

High Court judge says City of Cape Town tried to use bylaws “as a quick fix” to evict the Singabalapha group

By Tania Broughton - 8 October 2020

Gay couple’s struggle to marry in Richards Bay

Home Affairs only gave them a marriage appointment shortly after we started asking questions

By Tania Broughton - 5 October 2020

Former domestic worker to inherit Camps Bay guest house and Sea Point flat

Court finds Intestate Succession Act discriminates against unmarried life partners

By Tania Broughton - 2 October 2020

Six months of the Solidarity Fund: How is it doing?

An interview with Adrian Enthoven, deputy-chair of the fund

By Tania Broughton and Nathan Geffen - 1 October 2020

Municipality fights editor’s victory

Makhado Municipality applies for leave to appeal against court ruling on access to tender details

By Tania Broughton - 23 September 2020

Tenacious editor wins battle for transparency

Magistrate hands down powerful judgment on the right to access information

By Tania Broughton - 17 September 2020

What’s the limit for free speech? Concourt to hear Qwelane case

Civil society organisations have made court submissions on both sides of the debate

By Tania Broughton - 15 September 2020

Online petition on evicting domestic abusers got court ruling wrong

Judges emphasise that procedural fairness must be upheld

By Tania Broughton - 4 September 2020

Court orders Eskom to restore full supply immediately

Supply of electricity is intertwined with the right to dignity, life and housing, says judge

By Tania Broughton - 2 September 2020

Moral panic over human trafficking is hurting children, says report

State is using anti-trafficking measures “to justify practices that violate” rights

By Tania Broughton - 27 August 2020

PRASA appointment unlawful, says court

#UniteBehind took Fikile Mbalula to court for appointing Bongisizwe Mpondo as administrator

By Tania Broughton - 25 August 2020

Concourt efficiency is declining

Average time for judgment takes over six months now compared to less than four months in 2017

By Tania Broughton - 17 August 2020