Law

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Six years later Constitutional Court orders Woolies to reinstate retrenched workers

Woolworths should have considered alternatives, says country’s highest court

By Mluleki Marongo - 12 November 2018
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Court overturns state’s approval of controversial coal mine

Punitive costs award against state

By John Yeld - 8 November 2018
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Rwandan man faces death if he is deported from South Africa

The Constitutional Court is deciding if Alex Ruta can seek asylum

By Zoë Postman - 2 November 2018
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Court stops divorced women from facing destitution

Holomisa vs Holomisa is a victory for women living in the Transkei

By Geoffrey Allsop - 1 November 2018
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Equality Court makes it clear: No racism is acceptable

Velaphi Khumalo asked South Africa to be cleansed of whites, like Hitler did to Jews

By Ciaran Ryan - 8 October 2018
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Banks are clogging up the justice system, says court

Pretoria High Court orders banks to use magistrates’ courts when acting against debtors

By Ciaran Ryan - 4 October 2018
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Victory for debtors as judges rule that cases must be referred to lower courts

Pretoria High Court finds that access to justice is denied by dragging cases into high courts

By Ciaran Ryan - 3 October 2018
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Important victory for smaller trade unions

Court rules on organisational rights of minority unions

By Kathleen Mpofu - 18 September 2018
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Constitutional Court rules to protect workers hired by labour brokers

Long controversy over employment conditions settled

By Geoffrey Allsop - 18 September 2018
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Gauteng court rules against cheap bank repossessions

Judgment is a victory for Johannesburg homeowners, and possibly homeowners across the country

By Ciaran Ryan - 13 September 2018
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Understanding the Muslim marriages judgment

Despite fierce opposition, the Cape High Court has compelled government to introduce legislation that recognises Muslim marriages

By Kathleen Mpofu - 10 September 2018
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Bathabile Dlamini off-the-hook for court costs - for now

Delays could have been avoided by Dlamini and former CEO Pearl Bhengu but their conduct was not “in bad faith or grossly negligent”

By Zoë Postman - 30 August 2018
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High Court rules children born in South Africa can be registered, regardless of their parents’ legal status

There are serious consequences for children’s rights if their births are not registered

By Kathleen Mpofu - 28 August 2018
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Court to decide how to handle home repossessions

Activist group wants judges to be able to waive reserve prices only in exceptional circumstances

By Ciaran Ryan - 16 August 2018
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No more mud, asbestos, metal and wood: understanding the Equal Education court victory

Bhisho High Court emphasises that cabinet ministers have to explain all their decisions

By Mluleki Marongo - 27 July 2018
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Understanding the My Vote Counts judgment

Within the next 18 months South Africans are likely to find out who funds which political parties

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 27 June 2018