ConCourt ruling

SAHRC welcomes ConCourt judgement on independent candidates

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Thursday welcomed the Constitutional Court ruling, delivered by Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga, allowing independent candidates to contest for national and provincial elections. The SAHRC said the ability to stand for public office is a fundamental right in South Africa that is guaranteed in[…]

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Opposition parties optimistic over ConCourt ruling

Opposition parties say they are optimistic that the Constitutional Court will rule in their favour after arguing their case for a secret motion of no confidence vote in President Jacob Zuma. The political parties supported the application that the United Democratic Movement (UDM) brought. The court is expected to deliver[…]

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Impact of ConCourt ruling on District Six claim process

Land claimants still waiting in line for restitution were left shocked on Thursday when the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) ruled that the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Act was invalid and that Parliament did not follow proper consultation. Passed just before the 2014 elections, the amended act re-opened the land claims[…]

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