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A ray of hope for Traditional Courts Bill?

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 25 February 2021
Tags: #African Customary Law #Civil Rights #Constitutional Law
Parliament is rushing to finalise a version of the Traditional Courts Bill that continues to entrench a top-down, undemocratic approach to customary law.

Australian paedophile to remain in SA jail

By Daily News Published on Monday, 22 February 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Criminal Law
A paedophile who abused eight Cape Town children after fleeing justice in his native Australia has lost the latest round of his battle to avoid extradition.

Government urged to act on Vaal River pollution

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 18 February 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Civil Rights #Environmental Law
The SA Human Rights Commission has given various government stakeholders 60 days to respond after it ruled that the continued flow of raw sewage into the Vaal River, as well as homes and public areas in the Emfuleni local municipality, was a violation of human rights, reports News24.

Intestate Succession Act discriminatory, ConCourt told

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 17 February 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Estate Planning & Trusts #Litigation
Because a formal marriage ceremony is not concluded, individuals in life partnerships do not benefit from laws that apply to married people.

Another ruling against delinquent director Myeni

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 16 February 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Company Law #Litigation
Former SAA chair Dudu Myeni has been dealt yet another blow in her attempts to halt the implementation of a ruling from 2020 which found her to be a delinquent director.

Doctors in urgent bid to access Ivermectin

By Daily News Published on Friday, 12 February 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Health Care & Social #Litigation
A group of 55 South African doctors and medical practitioners has launched an urgent court application seeking wide-ranging orders to enable them to personally use and prescribe Ivermectin to their patients, reports TimesLIVE.

Gigaba's wife's arrest ruled unlawful

By Daily News Published on Friday, 12 February 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Criminal Law #Litigation
The Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) has ruled that the warrant of arrest for Norma Mngoma and its execution by the Hawks was unlawful.

Legal drinking age of 21 on the cards

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 10 February 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights
The Liquor Amendment Bill, first made public in 2016, is reportedly being reconsidered by Cabinet as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic – and extending the legal drinking age from 18 to 21 is reportedly under consideration.

Zuma and the right to remain silent

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 10 February 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Constitutional Law #Criminal Law #Litigation
What is the right to remain silent and the right against self-incrimination? Is the law clear and absolute that former President Jacob Zuma cannot claim to exercise the right to silence at the Zondo Commission, because the commission is not a criminal trial?

New bid to legalise euthanasia

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 10 February 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Ethics #Health Care & Social #Litigation
A crucial challenge to determine whether or not euthanasia should be legalised is back in court. The last time the issue was raised was in 2015 when lawyer Robert Stransham-Ford launched an urgent application in the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) for an order that a doctor be legally entitled to give him a lethal dose to end his life.

Golden Arrow taken to HRC

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 09 February 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Criminal Law #Ethics
The Ukubavimba Foundation has lodged an official complaint with the Human Rights Commission (HRC) against Golden Arrow Bus Services (Gabs).

Test of police liability for sloppy rape investigation

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 09 February 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
The Constitutional Court is to determine whether or not the police can be held liable for damages for sloppy investigations, particularly in cases of sexual and gender-based violence, notes legal writer Tania Broughton in a GroundUp report.

Manuel turns to ConCourt for damages relief

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 04 February 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Constitutional Law #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
Former Finance Minister Trevor Manuel wants the Constitutional Court to reinstate the R500 000 in defamation damages he won against the EFF – and says the SCA ruling that withdrew the payout and blocked the party from apologising to him will have a ‘devastating impact’.

Ivermectin order a 'breakthrough' for healthcare freedom

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 03 February 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Health Care & Social #Litigation
A Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) order delivered yesterday allows doctors to start Ivermectin treatment concurrently with the submission of an article 21 application to the SA Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) for the use of the drug.

Liquor traders threaten to start doing business

By Daily News Published on Monday, 01 February 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights
As speculation continues to swirl in the media that there will be news this week on the lifting of the alcohol sales ban, liquor trading organisations, the National Liquor Traders Council and Liquor Traders Association of SA, have vowed to restart liquor trading should President Cyril Ramaphosa continue to avoid their calls for a meeting to discuss other alternatives of assisting both the healthcare sector and alcohol traders.

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