Law

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Case not closed: Cape High Court backlog showing no signs of improving

Thirteen judgments are over six months late, twice the amount of time set out in the judicial norms

By GroundUp Staff - 25 February 2019
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Expropriation Bill: it’s rural black people who are most at risk

Vulnerable communities have lost their land to the state and mining companies in the past decade

By Wilmien Wicomb - 21 February 2019
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Joburg prisoners claim department is violating court’s order to feed them properly

Correctional Services says it has complied with the order and denies any wrongdoing

By Ciaran Ryan - 28 January 2019
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Rental Tribunal sends clear message to landlords: Don’t treat tenants unfairly

Two Salt River families win cases against property owner

By Wilmien Wicomb - 17 January 2019
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Concourt takes compassionate approach to people who enter country unlawfully

Asylum delayed is not (necessarily) asylum denied

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 17 January 2019
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Slight improvement in backlog at Western Cape High Court

But 16 judgments have been outstanding for at least six months

By Kim Reynolds - 13 December 2018
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PRASA ordered to cough up after commuter pushed out of train

Masibulele Rautini would not have been injured “had PRASA ensured the doors were kept closed”

By Aidan Jones - 7 December 2018
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Court ruling provides some relief for borrowers

Maximum interest rate on second loans reduced

By Ciaran Ryan - 7 December 2018
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Condemning Israel is not hate speech, Appeal Court finds

Finding against COSATU’s Bongani Masuku overturned

By Wilmien Wicomb - 6 December 2018
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Concourt rules on debt collection notices

Justice for beneficiaries of low-cost Cape Town housing scheme

By Wilmien Wicomb - 6 December 2018
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Concourt agrees: people guilty of serious crimes will not qualify for refugee status

However, extradition law still protects their fundamental rights

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 6 December 2018
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When can a landlord evict law-abiding tenants to renovate?

More than 50 tenants of a derelict building in Hillbrow have taken their landlord to the Constitutional Court

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 5 December 2018
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Appeal Court strikes down infamous locomotive contract

Former CEO Lucky Montana misled PRASA board, says court

By Wilmien Wicomb - 4 December 2018
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Does spanking children promote discipline or violence?

Constitutional Court reserves judgment on corporal punishment in private homes

By Zoë Postman - 30 November 2018
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Judge criticises judge in PRASA case

Judge Tintswalo Nana Makhubele “ought not to to undertake any judicial duties until she clears her name of the allegations against her”

By Kelly Vinett - 29 November 2018
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Asylum seekers can now apply for residence visas

Constitutional Court ruling overturns Home Affairs directive

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 27 November 2018