Articles by Safura Abdool Karim

Chinese Association heads to court over ‘hate speech’ comments on Facebook

Equality Court hears history of discrimination against Chinese people in South Africa


12 December 2019

Court frees man convicted of murder because of incomplete trial record

Judgment will put pressure on lower courts to get their record-keeping right


15 December 2017

Historical land battle decided in Constitutional Court

Xhosa community wins right to land, but settler descendants will not lose everything


14 December 2017

Victory for women in polygamous marriages

Constitutional Court recognises their property rights


7 December 2017

Don’t separate husbands and wives in shelters, says court

Residents of shelters have rights to privacy and dignity, Constitutional Court finds


5 December 2017

Ground-breaking police resources case in court at last

Activists want court to declare that present system discriminates against poor people


27 November 2017

Court bid to lift time limit on sex crimes

Constitutional Court hearing application today


14 November 2017

Eviction and the law: what the Constitutional Court says

Western Cape farm case shows the limits of legal battles in the struggle for decent housing


31 October 2017

Malawian High Court narrows scope of HIV Criminalisation Laws

Decision provides relief for people on antiretrovirals


10 October 2017

Herbex misleads after legal setback

The Advertising Standards Authority can issue rulings on the adverts of non-members

By and

6 October 2017

Supreme Court of Appeal gives advertising authority its fangs back

Blow dealt to advertisers of quack medicines


30 September 2017

Understanding the party funding judgment

Judge finds that privacy of donors is not a good enough reason to limit the right to vote


28 September 2017

Court declares land tenure act invalid

Parliament told to fix section which discriminates against women


27 September 2017

Court invalidates ANC conference and election

What happens next is up to the party


13 September 2017

Married transgender people can change their official sex, court finds

Home Affairs’ approach is “coloured by the persisting influence of the religious and social prejudice against the recognition of same-sex unions” says judge


8 September 2017