Articles by Tania Broughton

Education department back in court over pit latrines

SECTION27 says the department only plans to eradicate pit toilets in Limpopo schools by 2030


4 May 2021

Man who knew he had Covid-19 but kept going to work was rightfully dismissed, says court

Employer criticised for poor enforcement of physical distancing


3 May 2021

Noseweek editor loses defamation case

Judge orders Martin Welz to pay R330,000 in damages plus legal costs to lawyer Leonard Katz


29 April 2021

Woman seeks to sue rapists 40 years after attack

Case could overturn three-year prescription on civil claims for sexual offences


24 April 2021

Judge condemns attorneys and Road Accident Fund for not protecting child claimants

Judge Denise Fisher in the Gauteng High Court says she shudders to think what has occurred in thousands of cases


19 April 2021

Concourt rules that marriage act oppressing thousands of women is unconstitutional

The court upheld a ruling that marriages under the old Black Administration Act be made in community of property by default


15 April 2021

Labour Court rules against Lottery’s unfair dismissal of senior employee

Judge said NLC’s action “flagrantly disingenuous as well as cynical”


13 April 2021

Dire Road Accident Fund situation is close to constitutional crisis, warn judges

Fund is facing imminent implosion, the consequences of which will be disastrous


12 April 2021

Concourt orders CPS to hand over documents showing social grant profits

Freedom Under Law has accused CPS of under-reporting its profits by R800 million


1 April 2021

Court orders Labia to show film about Israeli occupation of Palestine

“It is clear that it was in the business of hiring out its cinema to screen films that are thought-provoking, hard-hitting and controversial” says judge


26 March 2021

Dismissal on suspicion is unlawful, says CCMA

Company ordered to pay security guard 12 months wages plus interest


10 March 2021

An employee was attacked at work. A court has ruled that she can sue her employer

“On the facts of this case, the assault took on racial and gendered overtones”


8 March 2021

Why the Chief Justice has been ordered to apologise

An explanation of the Judicial Conduct Committee’s ruling


5 March 2021

Right to die: Dying doctor’s testimony to be heard in camera

Lawyers cite patient confidentiality as the reason for barring the media


5 March 2021

Right to die: patients would be vulnerable to unscrupulous doctors and relatives, judge hears

Health Professions Council’s lawyer argues that a legal option available to people is to starve themselves to death


4 March 2021

Dying man cross-examined in euthanasia case

Ministers oppose bid to change the law


2 March 2021