EFF leader Julius Malema is gunning for a defence in his criminal trial by bringing an application to the Constitutional Court to declare sections of the Riotous Assembly Act unconstitutional. This according to the respondents in the application, the justice and correctional services minister and National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), which[…]
Opposition parties in Malawi have hailed a unanimous ruling by the country’s constitutional court which on Monday ordered a new presidential election after annulling the disputed results of last year’s presidential vote. The long-awaited decision sparked scenes of celebration among opposition supporters in the capital, Lilongwe, and other parts of[…]
On Wednesday the Constitutional Court handed down a ground-breaking judgment with significant implications on how gang rapes will be treated in South African law and courts. The judgement essentially states that under the basis of “common purpose” those associated with a group, or groups, guilty of a gang rape could[…]
The Constitutional Court has ruled that Stellenbosch University’s policy that makes English the institution’s main language is reasonable and must remain in place. During the ruling, the university said it had initially made the move to provide equal access to all its students and promote a multilingual culture. The language[…]
The Constitutional Court of South Africa has officially ruled that corporal punishment is unacceptable under the current provisions of the constitution. Parents are no longer able to use “modest and reasonable [physical] chastisement” or “physical correction” in an effort to instil discipline in their children. The court upheld the South[…]
It’s official. You cannot smack your children. The Constitutional Court has upheld the 2017 ruling against corporal punishment in the home. READ: ConCourt says spanking your child at home is illegal The South Gauteng High Court had struck down the defence of reasonable chastisement, saying physical discipline violates children’s rights. Sonke[…]
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has called the formal complaint laid against her by Accountability Now as “frivolous” but says she will cooperate with law enforcement over the matter. The Hawks have confirmed that they are investigating Mkhwebane over the complaint which accuses her of perjury and defeating the ends of justice. It[…]
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane may have her name scratched from the roll of advocates, as the Legal Practice Council (LPC) of South Africa delivers a judgement on her competence later on Friday. This deliberation comes in the wake of numerous crushing courtroom defeats for the embattled Mkhwebane, the most damning of which,[…]
The Constitutional Court is set to rule on Monday morning on whether Public Protector Busiswe Mkhwebane should be held personally liable for a portion of the legal costs that the SA Reserve Bank incurred to overturn the findings of her Absa/Bankorp report. Judgment is set to be delivered at 10:00[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Thursday morning battle it out in the Constitutional Court with the Democratic Alliance (DA) – over the Executive’s decision to reshuffle cabinet. Ramaphosa is challenging a High Court judgement ordering that records of top decisions of the Executive should be made available if they are[…]
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