Spare the rod, spoil the child

The long-awaited controversial ruling of corporal punishment in the home, will be handed down in the Constitutional Court on Thursday. Corporal punishment was prohibited in detention settings 23 years ago and was banned in schools in year 2000. The ruling is a result of a 2017 judgement by the Gauteng[…]

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ConCourt to rule on Mitchells Plain residents facing eviction

The Constitutional Court is expected to rule this morning on the future of 12 Mitchell’s Plain residents who face eviction from their homes after defaulting on payments. The applicants purchased subsidised housing between 2000 and 2001 from the Cape Town Community Housing Company. Under an Instalment Sale Agreement, the applicants[…]

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ConCourt to rule on Shaun Abrahams’ appointment

The Constitutional Court is expected to deliver its judgment on whether or not the appointment of National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Shaun Abrahams was lawful. In February this year, the ConCourt heard an application brought by two NGOs, Corruption Watch and Freedom under Law to confirm two declaratory orders that[…]

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IEC asks 17 more months to comply with ConCourt

1,2 million voters will be removed from the voters roll before the 2019 elections, if the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) isn’t given a grace period. The Constitutional Court has given the IEC 18 months to comply with its 2016 ruling of the Constitutional Court. The deadline to obtain all addresses[…]

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ConCourt dismisses Pistorius’ bid to appeal murder sentence

The Constitutional Court of South Africa dismissed an application by convicted murderer Paralympian Oscar Pistorius to appeal his 13 year murder sentence for killing his girlfriend law graduate and model Reeva Steenkamp. “The Constitutional Court has considered the applications for condonation and leave to appeal. It has concluded that the[…]

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ConCourt set to hear Sassa case on CPS contract extension

The Constitutional Court is on Tuesday expected to hear an application by the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) to extend the Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) contract by six months. Roughly 2.5 million beneficiaries will not get their grant payments if the contract with CPS is not extended, the agency[…]

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Concourt to deliver judgment on Zuma impeachment

The EFF and other parties brought the case in a bid to seek impeachment proceedings against President Jacob Zuma. The Constitutional Court is set to deliver judgment in the so- called Zuma impeachment case. The EFF and other parties brought the case in a bid to seek impeachment proceedings against[…]

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Constitutionality of BEE to be challenged in ConCourt

The Constitutional Court is on Thursday expected to hear a case brought by trade union Solidarity and the South African Restructuring and Insolvency Practitioners’ Association (Saripa) challenging the constitutionality of BEE and affirmative action. The court case relates to the abolition of the Department of Justice’s appointment policy insofar as[…]

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