Law

Man who knew he had Covid-19 but kept going to work was rightfully dismissed, says court

Employer criticised for poor enforcement of physical distancing

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3 May 2021

Here’s what’s in the new Equality Bill

You can comment on amendments to the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimation Act by 12 May

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29 April 2021

Noseweek editor loses defamation case

Judge orders Martin Welz to pay R330,000 in damages plus legal costs to lawyer Leonard Katz

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29 April 2021

Woman seeks to sue rapists 40 years after attack

Case could overturn three-year prescription on civil claims for sexual offences

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24 April 2021

Litigious Lottery spends millions of rands on lawyers

The National Lotteries Commission has ongoing legal battles against Ebrahim Patel, former employees, and others trying to hold it accountable

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22 April 2021

Judge condemns attorneys and Road Accident Fund for not protecting child claimants

Judge Denise Fisher in the Gauteng High Court says she shudders to think what has occurred in thousands of cases

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19 April 2021

Concourt rules that marriage act oppressing thousands of women is unconstitutional

The court upheld a ruling that marriages under the old Black Administration Act be made in community of property by default

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15 April 2021

Dire Road Accident Fund situation is close to constitutional crisis, warn judges

Fund is facing imminent implosion, the consequences of which will be disastrous

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12 April 2021

Concourt orders CPS to hand over documents showing social grant profits

Freedom Under Law has accused CPS of under-reporting its profits by R800 million

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1 April 2021

Cape Town’s Anti-Land Invasion Unit is unlawful, argues SAHRC

Demolition of structures and removal of land occupiers without a court order is unconstitutional, says advocate

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1 April 2021

Primedia beats PRASA in decade-long court case

“Improper conduct” from company owned by Roy Moodley’s son

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30 March 2021

Court orders Labia to show film about Israeli occupation of Palestine

“It is clear that it was in the business of hiring out its cinema to screen films that are thought-provoking, hard-hitting and controversial” says judge

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26 March 2021

Court stops Mpumalanga coal mine

No mining will be permitted in critical water source area until legal challenges are settled

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25 March 2021

Court slams City of Cape Town for barring access to homeless camp

Judge Desai found that South African Human Rights Commission monitors trying to enter the site were acting lawfully

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17 March 2021

Dismissal on suspicion is unlawful, says CCMA

Company ordered to pay security guard 12 months wages plus interest

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10 March 2021