Articles by Tania Broughton

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

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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”

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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

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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

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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

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26 March 2021

Dismissal on suspicion is unlawful, says CCMA

Company ordered to pay security guard 12 months wages plus interest

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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”

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8 March 2021

Why the Chief Justice has been ordered to apologise

An explanation of the Judicial Conduct Committee’s ruling

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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

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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

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4 March 2021

Dying man cross-examined in euthanasia case

Ministers oppose bid to change the law

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2 March 2021

A dying man makes the case for legalising euthanasia

“My biggest fear is that when my love of life reaches the stage of fearing life, I will not be able to die” says Diethelm Harck

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1 March 2021

Constitutional Court outlaws bigotry from beyond the grave

The court overturned a will written 119 years ago which stipulated that only male descendants could inherit

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23 February 2021

Court reinstates contract workers punished for approaching CCMA

Employer had blocked their access cards

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11 February 2021

Woman to pay damages for falsely accusing ex-husband of rape

Two of the five Appeal judges disagree

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11 February 2021

Environmentalists lose bid to close Somkhele coal mine

Judge said applicants had not produced evidence to support their claims

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9 February 2021