Legal Articles and Guides
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.
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.
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.
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.
What happens to the rule of law in a time of crisis? While individual rights are important, life is a paramount individual right.
Social justice lobby groups are celebrating a victory after the government heeded calls for evictions to be placed on hold following the lockdown.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
The Eastern Cape High Court (Makhanda) has reserved its verdict in an application regarding the registration of the births of children by unmarried fathers.
The Human Rights Commission (HRC) has filed an application against Stanford wedding venue Beloftebos and its owners for allegedly discriminating against same-sex couples.