Law

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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
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Judgment paints a damning picture of prison life at Sun City

Correctional Services ordered to feed prisoners properly

By Ciaran Ryan - 21 June 2018
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How far can a company slash wages and benefits to maximise profits? The Constitutional Court will decide

SACCAWU vs Woolworths case has major implications

By Mluleki Marongo - 20 June 2018
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Court rules that religion cannot be used as a defence for anti-gay hate speech

An explanation of the Equality Court’s ruling against against Pastor Oscar Bougaardt

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 15 June 2018
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Court gives community right to fish without permit

Landmark judgment for customary rights

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 6 June 2018
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Michael Komape’s family to appeal Limpopo High Court’s decision

Family is seeking nearly R3 million in damages

By Ciaran Ryan - 31 May 2018
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Victory for asylum seekers in Constitutional Court

Court rules on extension of temporary permits

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 30 May 2018
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Court orders tribal authority to act democratically

Traditional leadership can be compatible with democracy and the Constitution

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 28 May 2018