The Constitutional Court has granted Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane direct access to challenge the constitutionality of the personal costs order made against her, her office has said. In February, Mkhwebane was ordered by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria to pay 15% of the legal costs of the South[…]
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[…]
The Constitutional Court has confirmed a ruling by the Western Cape High Court which found that the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) was unconstitutional because it did not provide for the disclosure of information pertaining to the private funding that political parties receive. “It is declared that information[…]
Hery Rajaonarimampianina, president of Madagascar, says a new government has been appointed after a court ruling which required a “consensus” administration to resolve a crisis sparked by electoral reform. The Indian Ocean nation has been rocked by protests initially called against new electoral laws the opposition said were aimed at[…]
Gun owners whose licences have expired will have to surrender their firearms to the police immediately. This was confirmed by a Constitutional Court judgment on Thursday, with national police spokesperson Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo confirming that those who failed to do so would be arrested. “We welcome the judgment and we[…]
Constitutional Court Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng urged South Africans to take racially informed economic inequality and the land question seriously, if they want South Africa to become a respected and prosperous nation. He was speaking at the Brand Summit South Africa in Cape Town on Thursday morning. The chief justice’s[…]
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[…]
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[…]
The National Assembly had not held President Jacob Zuma to account as required by the Constitution‚ said Constitutional Court Justice Chris Jafta in the majority judgment he read on Friday. Justice Jafta said there were four judgments‚ two reaching a particular outcome and two with a different outcome. But Jafta[…]
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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