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Spouses married under Muslim law now recognised in Wills Act

In a victory for Muslim women married in polygamous marriages‚ the Constitutional Court confirmed that a section in the Wills Act was unconstitutional. The section failed to recognise the right of a surviving spouse in a polygamous Muslim marriage to the benefits of her deceased husband’s will. The Constitutional Court[…]

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Case against businessman, arms dealer postponed again

The case against a Cape Town businessman and Vereeniging arms dealer was again on Friday postponed for another pre-trial hearing. Irshaad “Hunter” Laher and Alan Raves appeared in the Western Cape High Court where the matter was postponed to October 12. The two are accused of various charges focusing on[…]

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Parliament Committee urges tough stance against marine crime

Parliament’s Police Committee says the prevalence of organised crime in pillaging marine resources is a great course of concern. Committee chair Francois Beukman says they will hold a joint meeting with the Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries Committee in August to look at the extent of the problem. Agriculture Minister Senzeni[…]

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Bonteheuwel children to lead peace march

As South Africans mark the end of Youth Month, Bonteheuwel community members are mobilizing for a peace march on Saturday to call to attention the safety of children. Residents want high level intervention from authorities amid the ongoing drug and gang scourge in the area. The event is organized by[…]

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Fierce opposition to Obama’s Mandela lecture

As South Africa marks what would have been global humanitarian icon Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday, former president of the United States, Barack Obama, is scheduled to deliver the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg on July 17 this year. The lecture’s theme will be “Renewing the Mandela Legacy and[…]

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