Legal Articles and Guides
A racist tweet by a Durban man could see him in hot water after a Durban civic association sought to lay criminal charges against him for utterances that have been shared several times on social media, says a Daily News report.
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.
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.
The SA Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) and various parties fighting for the use of Ivermectin to treat Covid-19 have reached a settlement on access to the drug, notes a News24 report.
The possession and cultivation of cannabis for private use is expected to be passed into law in two years’ time, according to what a Moneyweb report terms a ‘master plan’.
Maladministration and improper conduct on the part of Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital staff were responsible for the disappearance of a corpse in 2013, the Public Protector has found.
Would-be parents have been given the right to bury the remains of a foetus, if they so wish, the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) has ruled.
The Limpopo MEC for Health has been ordered by the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria), to pay R4.8m in damages to a truck driver who needed surgery.
Pfizer is demanding that SA’s Health and Finance Ministers personally sign a Covid-19 vaccine supply agreement so that it is indemnified from any claims over the shot made against it in the country.
The 46-year-old man who raped his 10-year-old stepdaughter close to 1 000 times over five years has been sentenced to nine life terms in the KZN High Court (Durban), according to a TimesLIVE report.
A full Bench of the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) has refused to hold a gynaecologist liable for not detecting Down syndrome during the pregnancy of a patient.
A judge has ruled that the time has come for the development of the common law to accept the principle that in certain circumstances payment for damages be made in kind and not in cash.
In what The Herald calls a ground-breaking judgment, a court has ordered the Department of Home Affairs to register ‘Baby J’ within 30 days.
Raising serious concerns about spiralling medico-legal claims against the Eastern Cape Department of Health, the province’s MEC for Finance, Mlungisi Mvoko, said damages payouts due to medical negligence for the past financial year totalled R920m.
AfriForum and Solidarity have urged the private sector to push on with the purchase and distribution of Covid-19 vaccines after claiming the government has conceded in court papers there were no legal restrictions preventing the sector from doing so.