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Court action threat over 'exposed' health workers

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 01 April 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Ethics #Health Care & Social #Litigation
SA’s biggest public sector union, Nehawu, has threatened Health Minister Zweli Mkhize with court action, accusing his department of allegedly forcing some health workers to work without protective gear, notes a Cape Argus report.

Beware the “Common Law Marriage” Myth

By Ashersons Attorneys Published on Wednesday, 01 April 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Marriage and Divorce Law
If you live as a couple, avoid the trap of believing the myth of the “common law marriage”. It’s a very persistent myth, possibly because some other countries do indeed give formal recognition to certain forms of life partnership.

Minister's 'merit-less' appeal lands her with costs

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 31 March 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation #Property Law
Acting Judge of the Land Claims Court, Advocate Thembeka Ngcukaitobi SC, has dismissed a leave to appeal application by Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane in relation to her role in the District Six saga, says a Daily Maverick report.

Ramaphosa steps up virus battle

As the strong-arms tactics of the police and the army came into sharp focus yesterday (see separate reports below), including in one instance a home invasion, President Cyril Ramaphosa last night ramped up the fight against Covid-19, announcing 10 000 field workers are set to go door-to-door across the country to screen residents for symptoms.

Rule of law must not be a casualty

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 31 March 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Constitutional Law
What happens to the rule of law in a time of crisis? While individual rights are important, life is a paramount individual right.

Lobby groups welcome evictions halt

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 30 March 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Ethics #Litigation #Property Law
Social justice lobby groups are celebrating a victory after the government heeded calls for evictions to be placed on hold following the lockdown.

RAF lawyers' claims get short shrift in High Court

Describing their concerns as ‘more illusory than real’, the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) has dismissed an urgent application by attorneys to continue as lawyers for the RAF.

SCA dismisses Bo-Kaap appeal

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 25 March 2020
Tags: #Administrative Law #Civil Rights #Litigation #Property Law
The SCA has dismissed the Bo-Kaap community’s appeal against a previous finding that the City of Cape Town had followed due process in approving the land-use applications made by a developer for the construction of an 18-storey apartment block in the area.

Judge rules for applicant's access to private property

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 23 March 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation #Property Law
A successful spoliation application in the Land Claims Court has ensured Muntu Khumalo (69) can continue to take a short cut across his neighbour’s farm to reach his home.

Tshwane 'dirty water' contract still in place

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 11 March 2020
Tags: #Administrative Law #Civil Rights #Litigation
An order by the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) has put on hold the City of Tshwane’s efforts to cancel a contract to fix the Rooiwal wastewater treatment plant, which is at the heart of the Hammanskraal water crisis, notes a Mail & Guardian report.

Fees Must Fall activist pleads guilty, gets suspended sentence

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 10 March 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Immigration Law
Fees Must Fall activist Mcebo Dlamini has been given a suspended sentence following his plea and a sentencing agreement relating to public violence and contravening the provisions of the Immigration Act.

Mushroom farmer ordered to stop making compost

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 09 March 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Environmental Law #Litigation #Property Law
Three Western Cape High Court judges have told mushroom farmer Johannes Jacobs he can no longer make his own compost at his De Doorns farm, after a decade of complaints from his neighbours about sinus attacks and nausea because of the smell.

Zuma confirms access to his tax records

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 06 March 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation #Tax Law
Although former President Jacob Zuma has produced a last-minute affidavit allowing Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane access to his tax records, the wider issue – whether confidential taxpayer information has to be handed over to the Public Protector when a subpoena is issued or whether, as SARS argues, it requires the written consent of the relevant taxpayer or a court order – must still be settled.

Judgment reserved on unmarried fathers registering births

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 05 March 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Health Care & Social #Litigation
The Eastern Cape High Court (Makhanda) has reserved its verdict in an application regarding the registration of the births of children by unmarried fathers.

HRC seeks ruling on same-sex discrimination

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 03 March 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Constitutional Law #Ethics #Litigation
The Human Rights Commission (HRC) has filed an application against Stanford wedding venue Beloftebos and its owners for allegedly discriminating against same-sex couples.

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