Law

Duped and desperate loan seekers bring class action against online scammers

“Wily confidence tricksters” shut down in action led by Stellenbosch law clinic

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22 July 2021

Declaring a State of Emergency explained

Some people have been calling for a State of Emergency to be declared because of civil unrest in the country

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15 July 2021

New Land Court Bill seeks to address slow processing of land claims

The bill would establish two new courts: a Land Court and Land Court of Appeal

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12 July 2021

Equal Education goes back to court to force government to feed hungry school children

Minister Motshekga and eight provincial education MECs in contempt of court, says NGO

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5 July 2021

Court thrashes “Covid-19 denialists”

Lockdown regulations ruled valid and constitutional

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2 July 2021

Justice delayed is justice denied: Court frees man convicted of rape after it took seven years to prosecute him

Magistrate and prosecutor “deserve censure of the strongest kind” rule two KZN judges

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28 June 2021

Concourt punishes litigants for defaming judges

Punitive cost order made against tribal authority that made unsubstantiated allegations

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21 June 2021

Court orders Zulu King’s trust to pay back millions

Ingonyama land leases stripped people living on ancestral land of their customary rights

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11 June 2021

Failure to fix pit latrines in Limpopo schools “outrageous”

Equal Education says there were 472 schools with pit latrines in 2019, and that grew to 515 in 2020

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4 June 2021

Beard-tickler’s dismissal upheld in Labour Court

Judge says man “failed to appreciate the enormity of the consequences of his reprehensible conduct”

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20 May 2021

Constitutional Court orders Minister of Police to pay torture victims

Two men were detained for eight months for murdering a family. They didn’t do it.

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19 May 2021

Highveld air won’t be fixed by a court order, argues minister

State makes its case in “Deadly Air” court drama

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18 May 2021

“The air we breathe is killing us”: “Deadly Air” case finally goes to High Court

Environmental organisations want the government to compel coal mining companies to stop polluting communities on the Highveld

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17 May 2021

Man who knew he had Covid-19 but kept going to work was rightfully dismissed, says court

Employer criticised for poor enforcement of physical distancing

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3 May 2021

Here’s what’s in the new Equality Bill

You can comment on amendments to the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimation Act by 12 May

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29 April 2021