Law

Granny was the “true parent”, court rules in inheritance case

Child’s grandmother will share in child’s R15-million estate, not his father

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25 November 2020

Crucial case on legality of shack demolitions starts

Judges will rule whether a court order must be sought in all cases

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24 November 2020

Constitutional Court victory for domestic workers

They are now covered for claims for work-related injuries, illnesses and death retrospectively to 27 April 1994

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19 November 2020

Judge in Woodstock eviction case concerned about “spatial apartheid”

Atlantis was going to be a hub, said Judge Sher, but now “people are stuck out there with great unemployment and social problems”

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18 November 2020

In damning judgment, court calls for Road Accident Fund to be liquidated

RAF officials and attorneys told Judge Denise Fisher that cases were settled, but she smelt a rat

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17 November 2020

Bromwell Street: Residents want emergency accommodation near city

City argued that providing social or temporary housing in the inner city would take time

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17 November 2020

Court warns government against short cut tender processes

Judge says it was illegal to use settlement agreements to avoid tender procurement laws

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13 November 2020

Judge Makhubele is suspended … but still hearing cases

It is unclear why a judge facing impeachment was chosen to hear new matters concerning the executive

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10 November 2020

Must government provide flush toilets to informal settlements? A court case may answer this

Residents in Langaville say temporary sanitation measure is being misused as a permanent solution

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6 November 2020

Court rejects urgent bid to extend top-up grants

Millions of beneficiaries need the top-up to get by, argued Black Sash

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2 November 2020

Can you smoke dagga before work?

A CCMA ruling suggests you can so long as it doesn’t impair your performance

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2 November 2020

Court order has big implications for land expropriation

Municipality must return land to 84-year-old pensioner because it didn’t obtain his consent, suggesting that parts of the Expropriation Act are unconstitutional

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23 October 2020

Glebelands: Witness places four accused at murder scenes

“As they were following him, a gunshot went off”

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14 October 2020

Desperate message from senior judge shows court system is breaking down

No telephones, no internet, no wifi, no emails and not enough judges. This is reportedly the current situation at the Pretoria High Court

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9 October 2020

Court trashes corrupt Siyangena-PRASA contracts

Judges find company to be complicit in “impropriety and maladministration”

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9 October 2020

Scathing judgment against Department of Social Development

Imbumba Association for the Aged to be paid for care of elderly during lockdown

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2 October 2020