Law

Private schools must give fair hearings before kicking children out, rules Concourt

Supreme Court of Appeal decision overturned

By Tania Broughton - 17 June 2020

Amended law will improve transparency of political party funding

Parties have to publicly disclose their financial backers

By Geoffrey Allsop - 15 June 2020

Motshekga taken to court for “backtracked” promise to reinstate feeding programme

In some households it’s a choice between buying food or the data needed to study online

By Tania Broughton - 14 June 2020

PRASA administrator acted “high-handedly” says court

Judge says Keabetswe “Kea” Mpane cannot be dismissed without due process

By Tania Broughton - 10 June 2020

20 years later, Eastern Cape community wins right to its land

Supreme Court of Appeal upholds landmark decision

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 10 June 2020

Judgment on Strandfontein camp case reserved

City of Cape Town and SAHRC dispute legal costs

By James Stent - 10 June 2020

Defamation case aims to censor activists, says Budlender

Case has begun in Cape High Court involving three environmental lawyers and three activists who were critical of mines in Xolobeni and Lutzville

By John Yeld - 10 June 2020

R14m defamation case between Australian miners and critics will make legal history

Defendants argue this is a ‘SLAPP’ suit

By John Yeld - 8 June 2020

Zoom can be used to negotiate retrenchments

The Johannesburg labour court has ruled that labour negotiations can take place using video conferencing facilities

By Tania Broughton - 5 June 2020

Court orders Reserve Bank to make apartheid records public

South African History Archive Trust wins important victory for access to information

By Geoffrey Allsop - 3 June 2020

Free State ordered to pay NPOs R120 million in outstanding subsidies

“If financial constraints were an issue, the respondents should have played open cards,” says judge

By Tania Broughton - 26 May 2020

Court challenge to government’s “peanut butter sandwich ban”

Lockdown regulations stop or intimidate charities’ food handouts

By Tania Broughton - 25 May 2020

Court victory for “invisible, undocumented children”

Fathers to be able to register the births of their children without the mother being present or giving consent

By Tania Broughton - 20 May 2020
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Police must pay R96,000 in damages to gospel singer after warrantless search

“Evil act” perpetrated by police who have constitutional duty to protect society, says judge

By Tania Broughton - 11 May 2020
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Covid-19 relief can be aligned to BEE, court rules

Afriforum and Solidarity will appeal to the Constitutional Court

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 11 May 2020
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Corrupt official’s house can be forfeited, Constitutional Court rules

Property acquired through crime is not protected by the Constitution

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 5 May 2020