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Undocumented man applying for refugee status can remain in SA, Concourt rules

Court ruled that a delay in applying for refugee status does not affect a person’s right to apply for recognition as a refugee

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Law | 14 January 2022

Khayelitsha sexual offences court is fixed at last

Rape Crisis marks its six-year fight with a celebration

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Brief | 7 December 2021

Minister and Legal Practice Council oppose court bid by Zimbabwean-born law graduates

Government argues the legal profession is not a rare or critical skill and that many South Africans struggle to get work

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News | 24 November 2021

Constitutional Court dismisses coal-mining company’s appeal bid

“Impact of coal mining and burning on global warming is irrefutable” says environmental activist

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News | 17 November 2021

Law and power: How a prisoner’s journey saved the lives of thousands

A look back at the battle for the rights of HIV-positive prisoners

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Analysis | 11 November 2021

India’s Supreme Court strikes a blow against the use of spyware

Ruling offers ways to hold governments and companies accountable

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Opinion | 10 November 2021

State liable for damages after teenager shot by off-duty cop

Court found it “shocking” that officer had been given a firearm despite failing shooting tests and being “consistently incompetent”

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Law | 9 November 2021

Sexual offences cases are being withdrawn due to DNA processing backlog

Over 37,000 DNA specimens yet to be processed in the Western Cape alone

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Brief | 26 October 2021

Magistrate courts in disarray because of broken IT system

Numerous cases postponed, judgments cannot be enforced, bail hearings delayed. Master’s offices are also affected.

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News | 20 October 2021

Abahlali demands probe into Cato Manor police after new arrests

Movement says the criminal justice system is being used to silence its members

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News | 13 October 2021

Activists to sue NPA over “false” arrest and imprisonment

Charges against Abahlali BaseMjondolo members were withdrawn on Monday

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Brief | 5 October 2021

Murder charges dropped against activists after six months in prison

Abahlali BaseMjondolo says police and politicians are trying to silence them

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Brief | 29 September 2021

Court orders lawyers to pay damages to the client they failed to help

Eastern Cape High Court tells law firm to pay man who lost his eyesight after being shot by police

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Law | 14 September 2021

Poor policing blamed as vigilantes face justice in Mdantsane

Four members of a local anti-crime forum in court on several charges, including murder

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Brief | 3 September 2021

Magistrates court currently convening in a car park

Labour department closed the court building after contractor failed to complete refurbishments

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Brief | 6 August 2021

Court fines former Eastern Cape principal R4,000 for lowering learner into pit toilet

Lubeko Mgandela pleaded guilty to a charge of child abuse in the Tsolo Magistrates Court on Wednesday

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Brief | 22 July 2021