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Free State ordered to pay NPOs R120m in outstanding subsidies
Free State ordered to pay NPOs R120m in outstanding subsidies

The Free State High Court has ordered the provincial government to pay non-profit organisations caring for children, the frail and elderly, more than R120m in outstanding subsidies...

By Tania Broughton 26 May 2020

Court victory for "invisible, undocumented children"
Court victory for "invisible, undocumented children"

In a victory for "invisible, undocumented children", unwed fathers will soon be able to register the births of their children without the mother being present or giving consent...

By Tania Broughton 22 May 2020

Court orders City of Cape Town to leave Obs occupiers alone
Court orders City of Cape Town to leave Obs occupiers alone

Shack dwellers and homeless people who have erected a tent in Observatory, Cape Town, have obtained an urgent interim interdict that prevents the City from evicting them. The tent, home now to dozens of people, has been erected on the lawn in front of a vacated old age home, Arcadia House, owned by Cape Peninsula Organisation for the Aged (CPOA)...

21 May 2020

Why the court ruled that the ban on religious gatherings is not unconstitutional
Why the court ruled that the ban on religious gatherings is not unconstitutional

Last month a court order was sought to declare the lockdown regulations unconstitutional to the extent that they prohibit congregational worship...

By Tanveer Jeewa 5 May 2020

South African Law Enforcement officers check movement papers during the country’s 21-day national total lockdown. Nic Bothma/EPA
Covid-19: How personal versus public freedoms are playing out in South Africa

As the Covid-19 pandemic took hold in South Africa two weeks ago, the first glimpse emerged of the lengths to which people would go to avoid isolation...

By Harriet Etheredge 3 Apr 2020

In happier and less challenging times: world leaders and guests pose for a picture on the second day of the annual G7 summit in Biarritz, France, August 2019. Photo by Andrew Parsons - Pool/Getty Images
All world leaders face mega Covid-19 crises: how Ramaphosa is stacking up

The Covid-19 pandemic is an extreme crisis that puts government under severe pressure. It puts the political judgement of the president or prime minister under the most intense spotlight...

By Richard Calland 26 Mar 2020

#HumanRightsDay 2020: A spotlight on the right to data privacy in SA
#HumanRightsDay 2020: A spotlight on the right to data privacy in SA

In these uncertain times, South Africa is fortunate to have a constitutional democracy that is deserving of being firmly guarded. Human Rights Day is an opportune time for us to reflect on what this means to us...

By Avani Singh 20 Mar 2020

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

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office
Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

Court victory for transgender prisoners
Court victory for transgender prisoners

The Equality Court has ruled that a woman transgender inmate may express her gender identity while incarcerated in an all-male prison. The court ruled, on 23 September, that the inmate is allowed to wear her hair long; wear make-up; wear female clothing and be addressed by officials using female pronouns...

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti 30 Sep 2019

Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019
Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics, descriptors and more...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2019

Apartheid-era death of human rights activist under fresh scrutiny, almost 40 years later
Apartheid-era death of human rights activist under fresh scrutiny, almost 40 years later

The inquest into the death apparently by hanging of human rights activist Dr Neil Aggett in 1982 will re-convene in January, aiming to bring answers and justice for his family...

26 Sep 2019

Homeless people ask judge to find Dan Plato, JP Smith in contempt of court
Homeless people ask judge to find Dan Plato, JP Smith in contempt of court

An urgent application by seven homeless people to have Cape Town's Mayor, a member of the Mayoral Committee and the City's head of safety and security imprisoned for 30 days for contempt of court will be heard in the Cape High Court on 26 September...

20 Sep 2019

Court declares corporal punishment unconstitutional
Court declares corporal punishment unconstitutional

The Department of Social Development has welcomed the Constitutional Court judgment ruling that spanking children is unlawful and unconstitutional...

19 Sep 2019

From #MeToo to #AmINext: How to address gender-based sexual violence in the workplace
From #MeToo to #AmINext: How to address gender-based sexual violence in the workplace

Earlier this week, #AmINext flooded social media as women in South Africa drew attention to the magnitude of gender-based sexual violence, rape and murder taking place throughout the country...

By Nadine Mather and Lusanda Raphulu 5 Sep 2019

UN expert to assess SA's rights of people with albinism
UN expert to assess SA's rights of people with albinism

The UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by people with albinism, Ikponwosa Ero, is expected to visit South Africa to assess the situation concerning people with albinism in the country...

3 Sep 2019

Restricting apartheid flag sets the tone for nation building
Restricting apartheid flag sets the tone for nation building

Deputy President David Mabuza has welcomed the High Court judgment restricting the use of the apartheid flag...

22 Aug 2019

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