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Court orders public apologies to Chinese community

Posts on Facebook found to be hate speech

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Law | 1 August 2022

Employees’ rights: what does the law say about Covid vaccination?

The situation is in flux after contradictory CCMA rulings. But there is guidance for employers and workers.

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Law | 6 July 2022

Labour Court dismisses challenge to Covid vaccination policy

Case provides clarity on when a company vaccination policy will be lawful

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Law | 15 March 2022

Concourt limits interdicts against strikers

An employer cannot interdict striking workers as a group if some of those on strike commit violence

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Law | 3 March 2022

Court finds that Children’s Act discriminates against unmarried parents

Both partners in a relationship that conceives a child through artificial insemination should have parental rights

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Law | 28 February 2022

Man ordered to pay over R3 million in maintenance arrears 29 years after divorce

Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled that maintenance orders will only prescribe after 30 years

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Law | 1 February 2022

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

Court dismisses farmer’s claim to privacy over baboon killing

Right to privacy must be balanced with right to freedom of expression, Appeal Court judges say

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Law | 12 January 2022

Concourt gives man go-ahead to file late road accident claim

Koos Jacobs was unable to lodge his claim within the prescribed three years due to mental incapacity from his injuries

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Law | 19 November 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

Declaring a State of Emergency explained

Some people have been calling for a State of Emergency to be declared because of civil unrest in the country

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Law | 15 July 2021

New Land Court Bill seeks to address slow processing of land claims

The bill would establish two new courts: a Land Court and Land Court of Appeal

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Law | 12 July 2021

Constitutional Court orders Minister of Police to pay torture victims

Two men were detained for eight months for murdering a family. They didn’t do it.

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Law | 19 May 2021

Here’s what’s in the new Equality Bill

You can comment on amendments to the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimation Act by 12 May

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Law | 29 April 2021

Apartheid-era crime of incitement declared unconstitutional

Law used to charge Julius Malema infringes freedom of expression

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Law | 30 November 2020