Law

Teacher assaulted by learner given green light to sue education department

He claims the department had a duty to protect him and to support him after the attack

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Law | 4 July 2022

Court action to stop immigrants being denied life-saving healthcare

Two-year-old Zimbabwean boy died after state hospital denied him treatment because his mother had no birth certificate

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Law | 30 June 2022

Marriages under Islamic law given legal status

Women who divorced under Sharia were often left destitute and powerless to enforce maintenance and protect the rights of their children

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Law | 29 June 2022

Dismissed, determined doper loses court bid to be reinstated

Being fired for using cannabis is not unfair discrimination, court rules

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Law | 28 June 2022

Man accused of sexual predation loses defamation case

Court found that report to police accusing the man was not done in bad faith

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Law | 27 June 2022

Wealthy Durban businessman fails to keep R5.5-million out of reach of his estranged wife

Court rules against man who transferred money to a British Virgin Islands trust during the divorce trial

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Law | 24 June 2022

Officials warn of “collapse” of health service but court says they are to blame

Eastern Cape judges refer damning ruling to NPA to consider prosecution

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Law | 22 June 2022

Understanding the Zimbabwean permit case

Hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans living in South Africa may find themselves undocumented on 1 January 2023. The Helen Suzman Foundation is trying to stop this.

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Law | 20 June 2022

High Court wrong about law on foetuses under 26 weeks, Concourt rules

The court refused to confirm a Pretoria High Court ruling that sections of the Births and Deaths Registration Act are unconstitutional

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Law | 17 June 2022

Can cities charge fees for protests? Here’s what a judge ruled

Fees levied by the City of Johannesburg on organisers of protests are unconstitutional says High Court

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Law | 14 June 2022

No constitutional right to stupidity, says judge

Cape High Court upholds judgment of almost R7-million award against Road Accident Fund

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Law | 10 June 2022

High Court finds spousal visa rules unconstitutional

Foreign parents of South African children should be allowed to remain in the country even if their relationship with their spouse ends

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Law | 9 June 2022

Prosecutor throws out badly-prepared case, gets arrested by police

Court awards damages against National Director of Public Prosecutions

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Law | 7 June 2022

Court moves against looters of R220-million in Covid funds

No reason to unfreeze bank accounts, judge rules

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Law | 6 June 2022

Middelburg woman must get R540,000 from the Minister of Police, court rules

“This type of unruly behaviour by the police must be discouraged at all costs,” says judge after unlawful arrest

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Law | 3 June 2022

Self-defence vs murder: Concourt overturns conviction of man who killed police officer

Liqhayiya Tuta said he believed he was being attacked and that two officers did not identify themselves when they tried to arrest him

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Law | 1 June 2022