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Cape High Court backlog keeps getting worse

Seventeen judgments have been reserved for more than six months

By GroundUp Staff - 3 September 2018
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Bathabile Dlamini off-the-hook for court costs - for now

Delays could have been avoided by Dlamini and former CEO Pearl Bhengu but their conduct was not “in bad faith or grossly negligent”

By Zoë Postman - 30 August 2018
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Cost order against NGO weakens democracy

The South African History Archive should be able to access documents exposing crimes under apartheid

By Sharon Ekambaram and Mluleki Marongo - 3 July 2018
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Judge Hlophe fails to explain why judgments are extremely late

Sixteen judgments at the Cape High Court have been outstanding for more than half-a-year. Six have been outstanding since 2016.

By Nathan Geffen - 29 June 2018

Charges dismissed against three men accused of murdering Zanele Sandlana

Magistrate’s decision greeted with tears by protesters

By Phathiswa Shushwana - 27 June 2018
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Lesbian murder trial to start in Strand

Activists are demanding that the state explain why the accused is not in jail

By Barbara Maregele - 26 June 2018
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What are the limits of our right to know? An apartheid-era crookery case will provide the answer

The South African History Archive is still trying to get information from the Reserve Bank on Vito Palazzolo, Johann Blaauw and Robert Oliver Hill

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 14 June 2018
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“When will we black lesbians live freely in our community?”

Triangle Project moves to get man accused of lesbian murder behind bars

By Barbara Maregele - 23 May 2018
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Sexual assault charges against teacher dropped after five postponements

Court told the investigating officer is on leave and therefore witnesses could not be located

By Barbara Maregele - 22 May 2018
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Scathing judgment against Ekurhuleni municipality for 17-year housing delay

Court orders that homes must be built by end of year

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 18 January 2018
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Ten years in prison not enough for cop who killed my daughter, says Durban mother

“Justice is not rightly served when police are involved”

By Nomfundo Xolo - 17 January 2018
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Cape Town’s sluggish judges

One judge has six judgments outstanding for more than a year

By GroundUp Staff - 7 December 2017
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White farmers and Communist Party members join to fight bank evictions

Protesters demand change to legislation

By Ciaran Ryan - 21 September 2017
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What is a fair price for expropriated land?

Supreme Court of Appeal has to decide hotly contested issue

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 18 September 2017
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Children of immigrants born in SA can now get citizenship

High Court finds Department of Home Affairs refusal of citizenship to six people unconstitutional

By Safura Abdool Karim - 8 September 2017
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Missing docket delays Khayelitsha community leader’s murder trial

“If things continue like this, I see no justice for Ras.”

By Thembela Ntongana - 18 August 2017