Law

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Court decision is major victory for Eastern Cape learners

Makhanda High Court declares new school admission policy unconstitutional

By Geoffrey Allsop - 20 January 2020
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SA’s new refugee regulations could have been drafted by Trump, says activist

Ban on political activity is “illegal, unconstitutional and contrary to the UN convention on refugees”

By Tania Broughton - 17 January 2020
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Denying people in wheelchairs access to shops is discriminatory, argues lawyer

Mitchells Plain shop owner says policy was implemented to stop “rampant shoplifting”

By Barbara Maregele and Mosima Rafapa - 15 January 2020
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Komape family awarded R1.4 million for emotional shock and grief

Supreme Court of Appeal overturns Limpopo High Court decision

By Ciaran Ryan - 18 December 2019

Here’s how the common purpose rule now applies to gang rape

“The court must not be implicated in perpetuating patriarchy and rape culture”

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 17 December 2019
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Chinese Association heads to court over ‘hate speech’ comments on Facebook

Equality Court hears history of discrimination against Chinese people in South Africa

By Safura Abdool Karim - 12 December 2019
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Court reprimands shop owner who denied access to child in wheelchair

“No one should be allowed to waste the court’s time unnecessarily” says magistrate

By Barbara Maregele - 11 December 2019
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Help, my eviction date is tomorrow and I don’t know what to do!

If you don’t prepare, you might find yourself and your belongings on the street

By Shaun Russell - 6 December 2019
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Court rules that child offenders, victims and witnesses may not be named - even in adulthood

Parliament given 24 months to correct Criminal Procedure Act

By Tania Broughton - 5 December 2019
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Understanding the SCA’s freedom of expression judgment

“The legislature may well have wanted to regulate hate speech as broadly as possible, but it has not done so with the necessary precision” explains Judge Navsa

By Tania Broughton - 2 December 2019
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Decision on disputed Sea Point property expected in 2020

“The applicants’ rights and the state’s obligations are two sides of the same coin”

By Madison Yauger - 29 November 2019
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Phyllis Jowell Jewish Day School promises some affordable housing on Tafelberg site

But social housing won’t work, says school’s advocate

By Madison Yauger - 28 November 2019
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Judges question province’s argument in Tafelberg case

No social housing has been built in the inner city, says judge

By Madison Yauger - 27 November 2019
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Court case on future of Sea Point property begins

Western Cape government wants Tafelberg to be sold to a private school, while housing activists want it to be used for affordable housing

By Madison Yauger - 25 November 2019
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No lawyers and no bail: Refugees on trial for trespassing

They occupied the UNHCR offices in Pretoria, demanding resettlement to a third country

By Elna Schütz - 19 November 2019
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Asylum seeker appeals hospital decision to stop dialysis

Alem Bazabe Ereselo was deemed ineligible for a kidney transplant because of her refugee status

By Muchengeti Hwacha - 19 November 2019