How our Constitution views animals

Court says “animals are sentient beings” capable of suffering and pain


Law | 22 February 2017

Mining company tells court there’s no evidence it caused cliff to collapse

Environmental authority was “gunning for it”, claims Tormin


Law | 21 February 2017

Critical court showdown on mining and environment

Tormin case will decide if government’s environmental watchdog still has power when it comes to mining


Law | 19 February 2017

Land Claims Court halts eviction of 2,000 people in Kempton Park

Some residents have been on the land since 1958


Law | 17 February 2017

Call to give prisons inspectorate more powers

Sonke brings court application


Law | 16 February 2017

Victory for Denneboom Station traders

Lawyers for Human Rights commended both the new mall developers and the City of Tshwane for engaging with the traders


Law | 13 February 2017

Law to stop detention of mentally ill in prisons

Bill to bring Criminal Procedure Act in line with the Constitution


Law | 10 February 2017

Can minister make decision costing R1 trillion without consulting anyone?

NGOs challenge Tina Joemat-Pettersson in court


Law | 9 February 2017

No surrogate pregnancies for infertile single parents

Constitutional Court rules on “genetic link”


Law | 27 January 2017

Can you consent to an unfair eviction?

Joburg residents take property owner to Constitutional Court


Law | 25 January 2017

Is it constitutional to make hate speech an offence?

An analysis of the Hate Crimes Bill


Law | 17 January 2017

Shelter residents fight City of Johannesburg over “lock-out” rules

Court asked to declare policy unconstitutional


Law | 16 January 2017

Court affirms Medicines Control Council’s powers

Judgment is a victory for the scientific governance of medicine

By and

Law | 12 December 2016

Straight or gay: Who inherits when you die?

Constitutional Court rules in favour of same sex partner


Law | 8 December 2016

Ekapa and zama-zamas fight over mining rights

Will Department of Mineral Resources use the opportunity to regulate small-miners?


Law | 5 December 2016

Victory for right to protest

Convictions of 94 Free State health workers set aside


Law | 18 November 2016