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[…]
The Constitutional Court is expected to decide on Thursday whether former social development minister Bathabile Dlamini should be held personally liable for her handling of last year’s SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) debacle. The court is expected to rule on costs in terms of section 38 of the Superior Courts[…]
The highest court in the land lived up to its name on Tuesday and upheld a Western Cape High Court decision that it is legal to be in possession of dagga in your private capacity. The State’s arguments on the limitation of the use of dagga went up in smoke[…]
The Constitutional Court on Monday dealt a devastating blow to former president Jacob Zuma, national director of public prosecutions (NDPP) Shaun Abrahams and the National Prosecuting Authority. Here are 10 things you need to know about this landmark judgment: 1. It found that the golden handshake given to former NDPP[…]
When a job seeker has been absorbed by a company through the services of a labour broker for a period of more than three months, do they become the permanent employee of the company, the labour broker, or both? In this scenario, they become an employee of the company, according[…]
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