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Spouses married under Muslim law now recognised in Wills Act

In a victory for Muslim women married in polygamous marriages‚ the Constitutional Court confirmed that a section in the Wills Act was unconstitutional. The section failed to recognise the right of a surviving spouse in a polygamous Muslim marriage to the benefits of her deceased husband’s will. The Constitutional Court[…]

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Sassa inquiry to hear closing arguments in March

The inquiry into whether Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini should be held personally liable for the grant distribution crisis at the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) will resume on March 19 for closing arguments. The Constitutional Court appointed Judge Bernard Ngoepe to head the inquiry to investigate whether Dlamini should[…]

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Zuma’s bruising year in the courts

It has been a turbulent year in courts for President Jacob Zuma. Three cases related either to his official functions as head of state or personal interests dealt the president a series of body blows during 2017. The latest landed in the final weeks of the year when a full[…]

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Mbete hands state capture ‘bribe’ affidavit to Zuma

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has handed a damning affidavit to President Jacob Zuma about allegations that a minister had tried to interfere in a state capture inquiry. Parliamentary public enterprises committee evidence leader Ntuthuzelo Vanara submitted the affidavit‚ claiming that state security minister Bongani Bongo had offered him a[…]

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