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Equality Court prohibits display of old South African flag

Old flag should only be displayed for “genuine artistic, academic or journalistic expression in the public interest”

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 22 August 2019
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Traffic information employees unpaid for eight months

Department of Transport’s Road Traffic Management Corporation in legal wrangle with private company Tasima over insourcing employees

By Zoë Postman - 16 August 2019
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Debt collectors Flemix & Associates face disciplinary action at Legal Practice Council

Law Clinic lawyer says hearing against Flemix is a significant step in reforming the micro-lending industry

By Barbara Maregele - 22 July 2019
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Judge says roadside May family are “authors of their own fate”

Courts make inhumane decisions based on legal facts and are not in touch with our people on the ground, says farm workers’ rights organiser

By Barbara Maregele - 21 June 2019
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Chief Justice’s office spent R114 million on travel. We asked why

Interview with Judiciary’s spokesperson

By GroundUp Staff - 17 May 2019
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More people now qualify for legal aid

Substantial changes made to means testing to account for inflation and the rising cost of living

By Kristine Liao - 29 April 2019
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Case not closed: Cape High Court backlog showing no signs of improving

Thirteen judgments are over six months late, twice the amount of time set out in the judicial norms

By GroundUp Staff - 25 February 2019
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Slight improvement in backlog at Western Cape High Court

But 16 judgments have been outstanding for at least six months

By Kim Reynolds - 13 December 2018
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Three ways to improve justice in South Africa

Our court system is frustrating, slow and technologically backward

By GroundUp Editors - 13 November 2018
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Rape trials are long, expensive and difficult

Frequent postponements are frustrating and emotionally draining for both the accused and accuser

By Kelly Vinett and Saam Niami Jalinous - 31 October 2018
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Banks are clogging up the justice system, says court

Pretoria High Court orders banks to use magistrates’ courts when acting against debtors

By Ciaran Ryan - 4 October 2018
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Victory for debtors as judges rule that cases must be referred to lower courts

Pretoria High Court finds that access to justice is denied by dragging cases into high courts

By Ciaran Ryan - 3 October 2018
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Two thirds of reserved judgments in SA courts are late

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By Sophia Wilhelm and Tara Osborne - 27 September 2018
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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