Law

Judges told to apologise for taking too long over judgments

“We are unanimous that the gravity of their misconduct demands that we impose a sanction,” says Judicial Services Commission

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18 January 2021

Court upholds new charge against Zimbabwean journalist

Hopewell Chin’ono was arrested along with two others for speaking out against police brutality on social media

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13 January 2021

Corporal punishment: Two mothers take teachers’ organisation to court

Teachers who admitted to beatings receive “shockingly lenient” sentences

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13 January 2021

Court setback for Special Investigating Unit’s bid to recover money

The unit claimed that the state attorney had not done its job properly in a medical negligence case

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10 December 2020

Supreme Court tears into KZN judge

Four-year delay in delivering judgment was “an unconscionable dereliction of duty”

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9 December 2020

Concourt gives prison watchdog more independence

But the CEO of the Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services can still be disciplined by the Justice Department

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7 December 2020

High Court suspends measures against asylum seekers

The provisions left many asylum seekers vulnerable to being deported to countries where they would face persecution or threats to their lives

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2 December 2020

Apartheid-era crime of incitement declared unconstitutional

Law used to charge Julius Malema infringes freedom of expression

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30 November 2020

Granny was the “true parent”, court rules in inheritance case

Child’s grandmother will share in child’s R15-million estate, not his father

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25 November 2020

Crucial case on legality of shack demolitions starts

Judges will rule whether a court order must be sought in all cases

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24 November 2020

Constitutional Court victory for domestic workers

They are now covered for claims for work-related injuries, illnesses and death retrospectively to 27 April 1994

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19 November 2020

Judge in Woodstock eviction case concerned about “spatial apartheid”

Atlantis was going to be a hub, said Judge Sher, but now “people are stuck out there with great unemployment and social problems”

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18 November 2020

In damning judgment, court calls for Road Accident Fund to be liquidated

RAF officials and attorneys told Judge Denise Fisher that cases were settled, but she smelt a rat

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17 November 2020

Bromwell Street: Residents want emergency accommodation near city

City argued that providing social or temporary housing in the inner city would take time

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17 November 2020

Court warns government against short cut tender processes

Judge says it was illegal to use settlement agreements to avoid tender procurement laws

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13 November 2020

Judge Makhubele is suspended … but still hearing cases

It is unclear why a judge facing impeachment was chosen to hear new matters concerning the executive

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10 November 2020