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High Court hands down groundbreaking judgment on the right to basic education

The Eastern Cape Division of the High Court in Grahamstown recently handed down a groundbreaking judgment upholding the right to education of undocumented children...

By Jacquie Cassette and Tricia Erasmus 6 Feb 2020

Joint hearing into Life Esidimeni to be conducted

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola has agreed to the National Prosecuting Authority's request that a joint hearing be conducted into the Life Esidimeni deaths...

6 Feb 2020

UN ruling could be a game-changer for climate refugees and climate action

The recent ruling by the United Nations that governments cannot return people to countries where their lives might be threatened by climate change is a potential game-changer...

By Yvonne Su 29 Jan 2020

Landmark court ruling highlights crisis in South Africa's cities and towns

A high court in South Africa has passed a landmark ruling with far-reaching implications for municipalities that fail to carry out their constitutional duty to citizens...

By Joleen Steyn Kotze 22 Jan 2020

Court orders dissolution of Makana municipality

The Makhanda High Court, on Tuesday morning, ordered the Makana municipality to be dissolved and placed under administration for violating its constitutional mandate by failing to provide basic services to the community...

By Lucas Nowicki 14 Jan 2020

Basic education department sets record straight on misleading reports

The Department of Basic Education has set the record straight following misleading reports emanating from the judgment of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA), involving the family of the late Michael Komape (5), who died at Mahlodumela Lower Primary School on 20 January 2014...

24 Dec 2019

#BestofBiz 2019: Legal

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Legal site over the past year below...

17 Dec 2019

Homeless people win court victory against City of Cape Town

The Western Cape High Court on Thursday, 12 December 2019, reinstated an order first made on 5 September which prohibited City of Cape Town authorities from fining and confiscating property belonging to people living on the streets...

By Steve Kretzmann 13 Dec 2019

Undocumented learners must be admitted, court finds

The Eastern Cape High Court has ruled that all learners may be conditionally admitted to public schools despite not having all documentation...

13 Dec 2019

Understanding the SCA's freedom of expression judgment

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) judgment in the Jon Qwelane case removes the concept of "hurt" from South Africa's hate speech laws. It affirms freedom of expression...

By Tania Broughton 3 Dec 2019

Join the modern workplace with Microsoft Office 365 and Tarsus on Demand

Is tiresome admin pulling you away from business growth? Is client communication taking up too much of your time? This single software suite can help you automate your administrative tasks and communication to claim back your lost time...

Issued by Microsoft 2 Dec 2019

Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Act signed into law

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed into law the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Act which constitutes the nation's unprecedented statutory recognition of the Khoi-San communities, leaders and structures...

29 Nov 2019

Heated debate over which court should hear farm worker case

Next week Judge Owen Rogers will rule on whether a case between Oak Valley and its workers will be heard in the Labour or Equality Court. It may seem a mere technicality, but a lot is at stake...

By Tariro Washinyira and GroundUp Staff 8 Nov 2019

Unpacking the ruling on 'reasonable chastisement'

In times where women and children abuse has been squarely in the spotlight, the Constitutional Court also declared the common law defence of reasonable chastisement to be unconstitutional...

By Tim Fletcher and Elizabeth Sonnekus 11 Oct 2019

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