Court dismisses Observatory occupants’ application against City of Cape Town

A date for the final hearing on the eviction case is yet to be determined


Brief | 6 July 2021

“We don’t have anywhere else to go” says Johannesburg occupier

Eviction case pending against Rosettenville families while City asked to provide emergency accommodation


News | 23 June 2021

Plett residents in court after protests against stalled housing project

The project was approved in October 2019 but has yet to break ground


Brief | 21 June 2021

Concourt punishes litigants for defaming judges

Punitive cost order made against tribal authority that made unsubstantiated allegations


Law | 21 June 2021

State asks for more time to investigate case against Table Mountain fire accused

Accused’s lawyer wants case struck from court roll should the state not be ready next month


Brief | 18 June 2021

Activist accused of harassment agrees to apologise to Robertson farmers

Farmer says in court papers he may have suffered “economic harm” because of the activist


Brief | 7 June 2021

Taxi drivers arrested during violent protest granted bail

The court has forbidden them from participating in protests


Brief | 4 June 2021

Bail granted for two Abahlali leaders accused of conspiracy to murder

Shack dweller movement believe arrests are a political ploy to destroy and discredit them

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News | 21 May 2021

Beard-tickler’s dismissal upheld in Labour Court

Judge says man “failed to appreciate the enormity of the consequences of his reprehensible conduct”


Law | 20 May 2021

Man arrested for Table Mountain fire no longer faces arson charges

Frederick Mhangazo came to Cape Town to study. He has ended up homeless and living from hand to mouth.


Brief | 28 April 2021

Judge President’s gripe with lawyers leads to High Court impasse

Limpopo judge’s statement that lawyers are trying to “capture” the court prompts concern from other judges


News | 15 April 2021

Principal accused of child abuse makes court appearance

Eastern Cape MEC for Education visits school and family


Brief | 25 March 2021

Court slams City of Cape Town for barring access to homeless camp

Judge Desai found that South African Human Rights Commission monitors trying to enter the site were acting lawfully


Law | 17 March 2021

Dismissal on suspicion is unlawful, says CCMA

Company ordered to pay security guard 12 months wages plus interest


Law | 10 March 2021

The Justice department has upgraded the Khayelitsha sexual offences court. But Rape Crisis say it’s not enough

Activists picketed outside the department’s regional office in Cape Town on Monday to demand better upgrades


News | 8 March 2021

Why the Chief Justice has been ordered to apologise

An explanation of the Judicial Conduct Committee’s ruling


Law | 5 March 2021