Law

Expiry of judges’ contracts delays fight against corruption

From 4 March to 1 May the Special Tribunal could not rule on new matters

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Law | 17 May 2022

No severance pay for employee who refused Covid vaccination

Her refusal was unreasonable, CCMA rules

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Law | 17 May 2022

Court rules on the limit of the Human Rights Commission’s powers

“It needs to be understood that the SAHRC is not a punisher of human rights violations, it is an educator, transformer and empowerer,” says Judge

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Law | 16 May 2022

It’s been 15 months since the Cape High Court reserved judgment in this “emergency” housing case

The Office of the Chief Justice and Judge President John Hlophe are silent on why Acting Judge Bernard Martin has taken so long to hand down his ruling

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Law | 16 May 2022

Judge makes landmark ruling on Divorce Act

Gauteng High Court finds part of the Act discriminates against women and is unconstitutional

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Law | 13 May 2022

Mom entitled to take ex-husband’s pension money for maintenance, says judge

Johannesburg High Court rules that mother did not have to give notice before taking money for maintenance arrears

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Law | 6 May 2022

Judge blocks mine expansion

Licence to extend the Somkhele mine set aside

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Law | 5 May 2022

“The bloodied hand cannot inherit”, court rules

While the criminal case goes on, a civil court has found that on a balance of probabilities Zurenah Smit was involved in her husband’s murder

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Law | 28 April 2022

Judge sets precedent, orders therapy for child rape victim

The ten-year-old victim will receive monthly therapy for two years

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Law | 28 April 2022

Nando’s gets the stick for firing a man who tasted its carrots

Durban Labour Court rules that a man fired after “consumption of stock without authorisation” be reinstated

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Law | 25 April 2022

Court battle over whether you have to pay to protest

Right2Know versus City of Johannesburg case will be heard next week

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Law | 22 April 2022

Embarrassing court defeat for PRASA

Judge rules that agency defamed Pearl Munthali

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Law | 20 April 2022

Court sets out new guidelines for surrogacy agreements

Existing children of a woman who agrees to act as a surrogate must be psychologically assessed, judge says

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Law | 20 April 2022

Thirteen years after a disabled child spent a night in a filthy cell, court slashes damages payout

Court reduces Minister of Safety and Security’s damages payout by R20,000 and orders each party to pay its own costs

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Law | 19 April 2022

Court stops municipality evicting single mother whose child has special needs

It would not be “just and equitable” to evict her, says magistrate

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Law | 6 April 2022

Constitutional Court finds Minister liable for sloppy police work

Minister of Police must pay damages to woman who was held hostage and repeatedly raped over a 15-hour period

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Law | 5 April 2022