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PanSALB to launch Sign language Charter

The Pan South African Sign Language (PanSALB) Board will today launch the South African Sign Language Charter (SASL Charter) which is aimed at removing barriers to enable deaf people equal opportunities to information and services...

4 Sep 2020

Court orders Eskom to restore full supply immediately

Eskom has been ordered by the high court to restore full maximum electricity supply to several areas in the Free State and Mpumalanga provinces immediately...

By Tania Broughton 2 Sep 2020

Chikunga proposes register of sexual harassment perpetrators

Public Service and Administration Deputy Minister, Sindisiwe Chikunga, says a register should be set up to record the names of sexual harassment perpetrators in the public service...

1 Sep 2020

No evictions or demolitions without a court order, judges rule

The City of Cape Town's Anti-Land Invasion Unit (ALIU) will not be allowed to evict people or demolish their structures, whether occupied or unoccupied, without a court order while the country remains in a state of national disaster...

By James Stent 27 Aug 2020

VUT establishes new law clinic

The Vaal University of Technology (VUT) has succeeded in implementing an uplifting and exciting initiative - a law clinic situated at the VUT Southern Gauteng Science and Technology Park (VUT SGSTP) in Sebokeng...

By Nontobeko Zondi, Issued by Vaal University of Technology 19 Aug 2020

Concourt efficiency is declining

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has decreed that all judges must attempt to hand down reserved judgements within three months...

By Tania Broughton 19 Aug 2020

How South Africa, Kenya and Zimbabwe measure up on child offenders

Around the world, hundreds of thousands of children are not free. They are deprived of their liberty in settings such as migration holding camps and criminal justice processes.

By Rongedzayi Fambasayi & Admark Moyo 13 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: We need a different approach to justice - Thuli Madonsela

Thuli Madonsela, Law Trust Chair in Social Justice and law professor at the University of Stellenbosch says South Africa needs a different approach to justice that is not so reliant on the legal system to balance the scales...

12 Aug 2020

The missing Bill to my marriage

As the world celebrated Pride month this past June, the issue of same-sex marriages in South Africa came before Parliament again, for consideration of the Civil Union Amendment Bill to address and enforce the existing rights of same-sex couples...

By Asher Ndebele 27 Jul 2020

New technologies mean states must reconsider what 'reproductive rights' are

A number of technological advances have revolutionised human reproduction in the past few decades. One example is in vitro fertilisation (IVF), the process of fertilising a woman's eggs with a man's sperm in the laboratory...

By Bonginkosi Shozi 23 Jul 2020

CT High Court rules on illegal evictions

Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has welcomed the Western Cape High Court judgment against the City of Cape Town on illegal evictions...

16 Jul 2020

Covid-19: No "payment holiday" for maintenance payers

The end of "lockdown" in South Africa is uncertain. The devastating effect on the economy and households will be a reality for a time to come. Unfortunately, the most vulnerable members of society are the hardest hit...

Issued by Adams & Adams 7 Jul 2020

High Court rules SRD grant should be available to asylum seekers, special permit holders

On 18 June 2020, the Gauteng High Court gave judgment declaring that eligible special permit holders, and asylum seekers with visas valid on 15 March 2020 can access the Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress grant...

By Dibuseng Motlokoa and Laura Macfarlane 24 Jun 2020

Latest changes to the Covid-19 OHS directive and what they mean for employers

On 4 June 2020, Government repealed the Covid-19 Occupational Health and Safety Measures in Workplaces (OHS Directive) and replaced it with the Consolidated Covid-19 Direction on Health and Safety in the Workplace (the Consolidated Directive) which, while largely similar to the former OHS Directive, is materially different in certain respects...

By Jaime Myhill 18 Jun 2020

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