Law

Groundbreaking toilet case heads to Equality Court

Service provided by the City of Cape Town to be put under the spotlight

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Law | 7 November 2017

Minimum prison sentences must go, says Constitutional Court judge

They “are poorly-thought out, misdirected, hugely costly and an ineffective way of punishing criminals”

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Law | 3 November 2017

Eviction and the law: what the Constitutional Court says

Western Cape farm case shows the limits of legal battles in the struggle for decent housing

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Law | 31 October 2017

Western Cape education MEC reprimanded by judge

Court wants to know why no plan has been made for school facing eviction

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Law | 19 October 2017

Malawian High Court narrows scope of HIV Criminalisation Laws

Decision provides relief for people on antiretrovirals

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Law | 10 October 2017

Herbex misleads after legal setback

The Advertising Standards Authority can issue rulings on the adverts of non-members

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Law | 6 October 2017

Court decision a victory for asylum seekers

Home Affairs director-general used his power unlawfully

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Law | 3 October 2017

Supreme Court of Appeal gives advertising authority its fangs back

Blow dealt to advertisers of quack medicines

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Law | 30 September 2017

Understanding the party funding judgment

Judge finds that privacy of donors is not a good enough reason to limit the right to vote

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Law | 28 September 2017

Court declares land tenure act invalid

Parliament told to fix section which discriminates against women

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Law | 27 September 2017

Understanding the court judgment on polygynous Muslim marriages

Wills Act unfairly discriminates against second and subsequent wives

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Law | 22 September 2017

What is a fair price for expropriated land?

Supreme Court of Appeal has to decide hotly contested issue

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Law | 18 September 2017

Judge urges Bromwell Street parties to mediate

“It is tragic that people would have to go to Wolwerivier [when] there could have been some place closer to Woodstock for them to stay”

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Law | 14 September 2017

Court invalidates ANC conference and election

What happens next is up to the party

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Law | 13 September 2017

Married transgender people can change their official sex, court finds

Home Affairs’ approach is “coloured by the persisting influence of the religious and social prejudice against the recognition of same-sex unions” says judge

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Law | 8 September 2017