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Popia concern over publication of matric results

The Information Regulator says unless the Department of Basic Education gets parental consent, they will not be able to publish matric results, reports News24.


ConCourt rules digital migration process ‘unlawful’

The Constitutional Court has ruled that the process followed by Communications & Digital Technologies Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni to determine the deadline for SA’s switch from analogue to digital television signal, was unlawful and unconstitutional.


ConCourt upholds recognition of Muslim marriages

The Constitutional Court yesterday confirmed a SCA ruling, which legally recognises Muslim marriages, and declares certain sections of the Marriage Act and Divorce Act unconstitutional, reports News24.


Nearly 7 000 old claims outstanding

The Commission on Restitution of Land Rights is saddled with nearly 7 000 outstanding land claims that are yet to be finalised, dating back to the 1998 deadline for the submission of claims.


Ruling has ‘serious implications’ for NHI

The Department of Health’s ambitions for controlling where doctors work have been dealt a huge blow by the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria), after it declared the National Health Act’s provisions for issuing health establishments with a ‘certificate of need’ unconstitutional and invalid.


Public Protector demands suspension reversal

Suspended Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has written to President Cyril Ramaphosa demanding the immediate reversal of her suspension, reports TimesLIVE.


Father plans to take custody battle to SCA

A man whose lengthy legal battle to get custody of his six-year-old daughter hit another snag when it was dismissed in the Limpopo High Court (Polokwane) recently is set to lodge an appeal in the SCA.


Spousal visa rules unconstitutional

A judgment by Western Cape High Court Judge Mark Sher means that foreigners who are parents and caregivers of SA children will be allowed to remain in the country after their relationships with their SA spouses come to an end.


Four ‘humiliated’ employees claim R2m damages

After failing to have their manager at a popular Gqeberha decor and arts store convicted of crimen injuria, four former employees have gone the civil route, claiming a collective R2m in damages, reports HeraldLIVE.


Ryanair stands by Afrikaans test

Low-cost carrier Ryanair will continue requiring South African passengers to take an Afrikaans test to enter the UK, despite being accused of ‘backward profiling’, the company has said in a statement to the BBC.


Government 'taken aback' by Afrikaans passport test

The SA Government says it was ‘taken aback’ by Irish budget airline Ryanair’s ‘backward profiling’ of passengers, who were given a pre-travel test in Afrikaans to prove they were legitimate passport holders.


Mkhwebane asks Africa body to halt impeachment

In what Business Day describes as yet another attempt to halt an impeachment process, Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has approached the African Commission on Human & Peoples’ Rights.


Lawyer tells of Afrikaans test at UK airports

A number of South Africans living abroad have taken their frustrations to social media platform and accused the UK of blocking them at airports unless they pass an Afrikaans test.


DNA Bill passed unanimously

Lawmakers yesterday unanimously passed a law that will force criminals convicted of schedule eight offences, including rape and murder, to have DNA samples taken.


‘Fatally flawed’ cannabis Bill will slow growth

Parliament’s Justice & Correctional Services Committee heard last week that an amended Bill does not legalise commercial production of cannabis and can delay President Cyril Ramaphosa’s vision for this industry to create more than 130 000 new jobs.


Mother loses bid to move child to Dubai

A father has won a battle to stop his ex-wife from relocating to Dubai with their daughter (11), says a report in The Star.


ConCourt victory for gun owners

In what a Pretoria News report calls a major victory for SA’s estimated 30 000 gun owners who failed to renew their licences before the expiry date, the Constitutional Court has ruled that they were not barred from reapplying.


Old SA flag debate about freedom of speech

‘AfriForum’s appeal against the banning of the old SA flag by the Equality Court has once again sparked a heated public debate on freedom of speech. Some slyly dilute this fundamental debate into a simple battle between inhuman, callous apartheid apologists, who want to wave the old flag again; and sympathetic, compassionate human rights crusaders, who want to save people from an evil flag. However, this underhanded rhetorical tactic in debates over freedom of speech is as old as this debate itself.’


Modack appeals bail ruling

Businessman and murder accused Nafiz Modack is appealing the refusal of his bail in an application heard at the Western Cape High Court yesterday.


Paarl name change proposal hits a nerve

Arts & Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa is insisting on a name-change for the Afrikaanse Taalmuseum en monument (Afrikaans Language Museum and Monument) in Paarl to promote inclusivity.





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