Law

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Covid-19: New regulations clamp down on profiteering

Competition Tribunal can deal with matters urgently and impose pricing orders

By Tania Broughton - 4 April 2020
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Covid-19: New regulations make it easier to trace contacts of infected people

Retired judge to be appointed to protect right to privacy

By Tania Broughton - 2 April 2020
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Communities clash over future of Fish River Sun land

AmaZizi and Prudhoe communities dispute colonial and apartheid history

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 2 April 2020
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Who can unions admit as members?

NUMSA wished to represent workers in a company in the packaging industry, but the Constitutional Court said it can’t

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 31 March 2020
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If your conviction for a crime is overturned, do you get your job back?

A Constitutional Court judgment answers this – at least in the case of SANDF employees

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 24 March 2020
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Judge bars lawyers from collecting fees for “vexatious” land claim case

For years, law firm Sinama and Associates pursued a land claim with “no shred of evidence”, ending in a loss for the claimants

By Tania Broughton - 18 March 2020
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Constitutional Court to rule on compensation for domestic workers

Court asked to declare legislation excluding domestic workers from Compensation Fund unconstitutional

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 9 March 2020
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Marikana occupiers reach landmark agreement with property owners

Showdown in Supreme Court of Appeal averted

By Tania Broughton - 6 March 2020
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Concourt brings relief to children of foreign parents

If you were born in South Africa to non-citizens you can apply to be a citizen

By Tania Broughton - 26 February 2020
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Judge slams City of Cape Town for not enforcing its own bylaws

City accused of failing to act against Greenmarket Square protesters

By Tania Broughton - 18 February 2020
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Black women married under apartheid act win court victory

Judge rules that Black Administration Act marriages are, by default, in communion of property

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 14 February 2020
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Report on prison torture allegations ordered to be released

Refusal by government to provide it was “unlawful and invalid” says judge

By Elna Schütz - 7 February 2020
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Can you be retrenched without being consulted? Constitutional Court makes a far-reaching ruling

AMCU challenged sections of the Labour Relations Act

By Wilmien Wicomb - 27 January 2020
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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