Law

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Heated debate over which court should hear farm worker case

Judge expected to rule next week on whether Oak Valley case will be heard in Labour or Equality Court

By Tariro Washinyira and GroundUp Staff - 8 November 2019
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Ethiopian woman fights for dialysis

Fundraising campaign started to help her get treatment in the private sector

By Zoë Postman - 5 November 2019
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Concourt rules apartheid intimidation legislation unconstitutional

1982 law criminalised free speech

By Zoë Postman - 22 October 2019
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Asylum seeker wins right to marry

The Supreme Court of Appeal has declared Home Affairs’s prohibition on asylum seekers marrying unconstitutional

By Muchengeti Hwacha - 21 October 2019
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JSC dismisses complaint by Judge Makhubele against Judge Tuchten

Ruling vindicates Tuchten’s judgment that raised serious questions about Makhubele’s conduct at PRASA

By Drew Wayland - 9 October 2019
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Court victory for transgender prisoners

Judge rules that Jade September must be allowed to live as a woman

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 30 September 2019
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Debt: Can you be charged more in interest than your original loan?

Understanding the complicated in duplum rule

By Athalie Crawford - 30 September 2019
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Constitutional Court to rule on “common purpose” in rape cases

Can an accused be convicted of rape for being part of a group with a common intent to rape?

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 26 September 2019
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Concourt orders Minister of Police to pay R300,000 for wrongful arrest

Judges reaffirm right of accused to be brought to court within 48 hours

By Ciaran Ryan - 25 September 2019
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Homeless people ask judge to find Dan Plato and JP Smith in contempt of court

They allege that City of Cape Town officials have confiscated their private property in violation of a court order

By Raymond Joseph - 20 September 2019
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Glebelands witness denies involvement in murder

Trial adjourned to next year

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 20 September 2019
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Parents can’t spank their children, Constitutional Court says

The same conduct by someone other than a parent towards the same child would be indefensible assault

By Zoë Postman - 18 September 2019
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Housing activists take City of Cape Town to court

Activists want new developments in city centre to include affordable housing

By Sandisiwe Shoba - 14 September 2019
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Glebelands: Witness testifies how he took part in attempted murder

Later he signed a peace treaty with the hostel dwellers

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 13 September 2019
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Glebelands: witness tells how “protection” money was collected from hostel residents

Some of the money was used for “intelezi”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 12 September 2019
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A delayed court ruling is blocking a man’s right to justice

Judge Siraj Desai still to provide written reasons for a case filed in March 2016, despite multiple requests

By Tessa Knight - 11 September 2019