Law

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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
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Judge rules that Prisons Inspectorate must be given independence

Government must change law within two years so that the inspectorate’s funding is not controlled by the Department of Correctional Services

By Tania Broughton - 5 September 2019
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Copyright bill will make cost of studying cheaper

But bill has been waiting for the president to sign it into law since at least April

By Linda Daniels - 30 August 2019
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Backlog at Western Cape High Court has improved

Late judgments down from 13 in February to four in August

By Tessa Knight - 29 August 2019
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JSC in spotlight for slow adjudication of complaints against two judges

One complaint alleges state capture. The other alleges racism and sexism.

By Barbara Maregele - 23 August 2019
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Equality Court prohibits display of old South African flag

Old flag should only be displayed for “genuine artistic, academic or journalistic expression in the public interest”

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 22 August 2019
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Concourt ruling on labour tenants sends message on government inefficiency

Appointing a special master to assist the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform is not judicial overreach

By Zoë Postman and Wilmien Wicomb - 21 August 2019
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Court upholds right of farm residents to bury their loved ones

SCA rules protecting an occupier’s religious and cultural rights is consistent with treating them with respect and dignity

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 21 August 2019
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Constitutional Court rules that interim divorce orders may not be appealed

But the door has been left open for future litigation on interim orders

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 20 August 2019
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Mom loses court case but scores a bigger victory for Eastern Cape patients

Supreme Court of Appeal has called on health minister Zweli Mkhize to “urgently address” the dire situation at government hospitals in the Eastern Cape

By Tania Broughton - 16 August 2019
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What Appeal Court’s fracking judgment means

Ruling may lead to better environmental oversight

By Wilmien Wicomb - 14 August 2019
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District Six: Why judge described minister as “reckless and grossly negligent”

Personal cost order against Maite Nkoana Mashabane after land claims process stalls

By Geoffrey Allsop - 13 August 2019
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Concourt judgment will help keep families together

Foreign nationals with South African or permanent resident spouses do not have to leave the country to apply for spousal visas

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 8 August 2019