Law

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Tembisa land occupiers win court case against municipality

Each occupier will receive R1,500 in damages

By Zoë Postman - 7 May 2019
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Judge lodges complaint against judge

Judge Tuchten raised questions about Judge Makhubele’s role in a PRASA dispute. Now she accuses him of racism

By Kristine Liao - 30 April 2019
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Here are the arguments for and against banning the old South African flag

The Nelson Mandela Foundation and Afriforum are opposing each other in the Johannesburg Equality Court

By Ciaran Ryan - 29 April 2019
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Lonmin case shows how hard it is to hold mines to account

North West High Court rejects bid to declare Minister of Mineral Resources in breach of statutory duties

By Wilmien Wicomb - 26 April 2019
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Former Sasol Coal miners claim more than R80 million for coal-related illnesses

Company says it took reasonable measures and the period for claims has expired

By Ciaran Ryan - 25 April 2019
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Three judges reported to Judicial Service Commission

Judges Anton van Zyl, Siraj Desai, and Jacqueline Henriques nailed for late judgments

By Kristine Liao - 23 April 2019
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Why a high court dismissed Somali claims for asylum

But Lawyers for Human Rights disagrees with the court’s reasoning and is appealing

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 18 April 2019
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City ordered to compensate homeless for destruction of their possessions

Court found Johannesburg Metro police violated homeless people’s constitutional rights to dignity and privacy

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 8 April 2019
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Chief Justice’s office fails to provide list of late judgments

GroundUp’s PAIA request to judiciary has been ignored

By GroundUp Staff - 2 April 2019
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Activists haul Blade Nzimande to court

#UniteBehind wants PRASA to hand over list of security contracts

By Wilmien Wicomb - 28 March 2019
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Case not closed: Cape High Court backlog showing no signs of improving

Thirteen judgments are over six months late, twice the amount of time set out in the judicial norms

By GroundUp Staff - 25 February 2019
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Expropriation Bill: it’s rural black people who are most at risk

Vulnerable communities have lost their land to the state and mining companies in the past decade

By Wilmien Wicomb - 21 February 2019
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Joburg prisoners claim department is violating court’s order to feed them properly

Correctional Services says it has complied with the order and denies any wrongdoing

By Ciaran Ryan - 28 January 2019
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Rental Tribunal sends clear message to landlords: Don’t treat tenants unfairly

Two Salt River families win cases against property owner

By Wilmien Wicomb - 17 January 2019
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Concourt takes compassionate approach to people who enter country unlawfully

Asylum delayed is not (necessarily) asylum denied

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 17 January 2019
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Slight improvement in backlog at Western Cape High Court

But 16 judgments have been outstanding for at least six months

By Kim Reynolds - 13 December 2018