Court

Expiry of judges’ contracts delays fight against corruption

From 4 March to 1 May the Special Tribunal could not rule on new matters

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Law | 17 May 2022

Judge makes landmark ruling on Divorce Act

Gauteng High Court finds part of the Act discriminates against women and is unconstitutional

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Law | 13 May 2022

Concourt to rule on access to books for blind people

Hundreds march in support of amendments to the Copyright Act that will improve access to published works for blind and visually impaired people

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News | 12 May 2022

New delay in lesbian murder case as Khayelitsha court runs out of paper

Family of Phelokazi Mqathanya losing hope after multiple postponements

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News | 12 May 2022

Court sets out new guidelines for surrogacy agreements

Existing children of a woman who agrees to act as a surrogate must be psychologically assessed, judge says

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Law | 20 April 2022

Constitutional Court finds Minister liable for sloppy police work

Minister of Police must pay damages to woman who was held hostage and repeatedly raped over a 15-hour period

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Law | 5 April 2022

Bathabile Dlamini’s conviction sends a message to all public officials

There are consequences for failing in their duties

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Opinion | 18 March 2022

Court sends strong message to vexatious litigants

Man who brought eight court applications in divorce disputes rebuked by judge

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Law | 9 March 2022

High Court cautions curators against “cultural imperialism”

Road accident victim was treated as incapable of managing her R2.2-million payout

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Law | 4 March 2022

Court finds that Children’s Act discriminates against unmarried parents

Both partners in a relationship that conceives a child through artificial insemination should have parental rights

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Law | 28 February 2022

Concourt hammers unlawful social grants company

Cash Paymaster Services has tried to delay handing over information on its profits

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Law | 14 February 2022

Chief Justice candidates: Zondo asserts his authority, independence and impartiality

Justice Zondo said he knew he would make enemies when he agreed to chair the commission into state capture

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Law | 4 February 2022

Chief Justice candidates: Dunstan Mlambo – a strong proponent of modernising the courts

Mlambo has a reputation of being a people’s person and says he would have an “open door” policy

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Law | 3 February 2022

Chief Justice candidates: Mandisa Maya says South Africa has always been ready for a woman Chief Justice

Mandisa Maya is the only woman candidate for the position

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News | 2 February 2022

Chief Justice candidates: Judge Madlanga wants to speed up judgments

Constitutional Court takes too long, he tells Judicial Services Commission

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News | 1 February 2022