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Landmark ruling on farm evictions

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 06 May 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Landlord Tenant Law #Litigation #Property Law
A farmer’s application to evict the adult children of farmworkers employed on his farm Hammansdans outside Wellington in the Western Cape has been dismissed by Judge Zeenat Carelse in the Land Claims Court.

School pit latrine issue heads back to court

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 04 May 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights
With no end in sight for the eradication of pit toilets in some Limpopo schools and, Section27 is again relying on the courts to pressure the province’s Education Department into eradicating the foul and dangerous structures. 

Mandela grandson loses claim on villagers’ land

By Daily News Published on Friday, 30 April 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Criminal Law #Litigation #Property Law
Trespassing charges against five Mvezo villagers were withdrawn by the Bityi Magistrate’s Court after their chief, Mandla Zwelivelile Mandela (Nelson Mandela’s eldest grandson), failed to provide the court with the title deed to the disputed land.

Rape victim challenges Prescription Act

By Daily News Published on Friday, 23 April 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Constitutional Law #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
A woman who was allegedly gang-raped by six men in 1981 is out to get justice in the form of payment, but the Prescription Act stands in her way, says a report in The Star.

Farm residents fight another eviction order

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 22 April 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation #Property Law
Former Klein Akker residents are back in court fighting against yet another farm eviction order.

Will lifeline save RAF from collapse?

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation #Motor Vehicles #Personal Injury Law
The maladministration, corruption and sheer recalcitrance on the part of the Road Accident Fund (RAF) to compensate the very victims it was established to assist is a bitter pill to swallow.

Judge rebukes RAF, attorneys over child settlements

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 20 April 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
Judge Denise Fisher in the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) has criticised the Road Accident Fund and some attorneys for acting unlawfully when concluding settlement in matters involving children, with no proper scrutiny of their circumstances or of who actually looks after them, and who will protect their financial interests, reports GroundUp.

Adopted children can benefit from trust

By Daily News Published on Monday, 19 April 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Estate Planning & Trusts #Litigation
The Constitutional Court has ruled that a trust created by a donor for the benefit of his children and their descendants unfairly discriminated against children adopted by one of his daughters as it did not include them, notes a TimesLIVE report.

AYO account shutdown sparks condemnation of FNB

By Daily News Published on Monday, 19 April 2021
Tags: #Banking & Finance Law #Business & Industry Law #Civil Rights #Litigation
Some unions, business organisations and political parties have slammed the decision of First National Bank (FNB) to shut down the accounts of AYO Technologies and accused banks of being players in the country’s factional politics, rather than protecting jobs, says reports in Independent Media newspapers at the weekend.

Unborn baby case offers dignity, but not to all

By Daily News Published on Friday, 16 April 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Ethics #Family Law #Health Care & Social #Litigation
The judgment by the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) in The Voice of the Unborn Baby case – that most parents who lose a child prior to birth have a right to bury their baby’s bodily remains, irrespective of the stage of foetal development – is a victory to be celebrated by all.

Humble apology over cultural shaming incident

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 15 April 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation
Boulders Shopping Centre owners Redefine Properties were in the hot seat at the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL Rights Commission) yesterday.

Ghosts of ugly past still haunting us

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 15 April 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
The Constitutional Court has raised concern that some of apartheid’s oppressive and discriminatory laws still impact on black people’s lives, 27 years into democracy.

Poultry giant wins landmark service delivery order

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 14 April 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Civil Rights #Health Care & Social #Litigation
Poultry giant Astral Foods has taken government, including National Treasury, to court and won a landmark order to secure better service delivery at municipal level in the Standerton area, where it has one of its biggest processing facilities, says a Moneyweb report.

Virtual justice and unequal Internet addressed

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 08 April 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #General Legal Practice
Judges and advocates put their heads together yesterday to address access to justice as SA courts move to virtual hearings at a time when many are struggling with unequal Internet access and high data costs.

Sperm donor dad seeking parental rights

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 08 April 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Ethics #Family Law #Litigation
A sperm donor, supported by his mother, is heading to the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) next week in the first part of their legal bid to have access to the child born to a couple with whom he entered a donorship agreement five years ago.

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