Court needs to craft solution to grants saga

Senior lecturer in public law at the University of Cape Town, Dr Cathy Powell says the Constitutional Court has no choice but to come up with a carefully crafted remedy to the social grants payments. The court will on Wednesday hear non-profit organisation Black Sash’s application to seek the reinstatement[…]

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‘Hijacked’ one-month-old’s mother and partner back in court

Sibongile Mbambo and her partner Phumlani Mbokazi who are accused of staging the kidnapping of Mbambo’s one-month-old baby daughter are expected to appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday. Police believe Mbambo and Mbokazi staged Friday’s hijacking of Mbambo’s white Toyota Yaris with Mbambo’s baby still inside. On Monday[…]

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Employers allowed to ban the hijab: EU court

Employers are entitled to ban staff from wearing visible religious symbols, the European Union’s top law court ruled on Tuesday, a decision Muslims said was a direct attack on women wearing hijabs at work. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) said it does not constitute “direct discrimination” if a firm[…]

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At least 2000 displaced after Mandela Park fire

At least 2000 Hout Bay residents affected by the devastating fire that swept through the Mandela Park Imizamo Yethu township have been left homeless. This as a fire engulfed at least 1000 informal structures and caused the death of two individuals. The fire was one of four fires over the[…]

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No refunds for cancelled #CycleTour2017 cyclists

Following a media briefing by the organisers of the 40th Cape Town Cycle Tour, it has been confirmed that the 35 000 cyclists who registered for the annual event will not be refunded their registration fees. The event was cancelled soon after the elite bunch opened the race due to strong[…]

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No decision yet on Lotto objection

Athletics South Africa is still mulling over a decision on whether to allow Muslim runners to cover up the national logo of the National Lotteries Commission, following a flood of complaints from various Cape Town running clubs.  The logo is placed on the 2017 licence issued by Athletics South Africa […]

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