Legal Articles and Guides
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.
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.
Trespassing charges against five Mvezo villagers were withdrawn by the Bityi Magistrate’s Court after their chief, Mandla Zwelivelile Mandela (Nelson Mandela’s eldest grandson), failed to provide the court with the title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.
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.
Former Klein Akker residents are back in court fighting against yet another farm eviction order.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.