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Knysna Mosque project goes to court

By Thakira Desai For years, holiday makers and Muslim residents in Knysna have voiced concern at the lack of prayer facilities in the popular holiday town, but a group of local Knysna homeowners have objected the Knysna Municipality’s approval of the construction of a mosque in the area. In anticipation,[…]

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High Court to rule on state capture report

A decision on whether to grant or dismiss President Jacob Zuma’s request to stop the release of  Public Protector’s “state capture” report, will be handed down at the Pretoria High Court on Tuesday. President Zuma has defended his decision for the application, saying he needs more time to respond to[…]

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Presidency respects Hlaudi court ruling

The Presidency notes and respects the Supreme Court of Appeal’s (SCA) ruling on former SABC chief operating officer (COO) Hlaudi Motsoeneng, it said on Friday. “At the meeting between government and the judiciary last year, it was re-affirmed that government would respect court rulings,” said presidency spokesperson Bongani Ngqulunga. He[…]

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WLC to take govt to court on Muslim marriage

The Women’s Legal Centre (WLC) is to take national government to court over its alleged failure to pass legislation that would recognise Muslim marriages within the country’s constitution. On December 1st The Western Cape High Court will hear arguments from the WLC and other parties with a vested interest in[…]

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Court to ‘supervise’ efforts to transform sport

The High Court in Pretoria will play a “supervisory role” in ensuring that South Africa’s national rugby team has more black players in future. This was after leader of the Agency for New Agenda party, Tshidiso Mokhoanatse, on Wednesday abandoned his bid to ask the court to prevent the Springboks[…]

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18-year-old kidnapping case heads to High Court

The matter against a woman accused of snatching a baby from Groote Schuur Hospital 18 years ago is headed to the Western Cape High Court. The 50-year-old Lavender Hill suspect appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Friday on charges of kidnapping and fraud. The matter was postponed to[…]

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Court to give reasons for Al-Bashir ruling

The High Court in Pretoria is on Wednesday expected to give its reasons for its ruling that Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir be kept in South Africa and arrested. On June 15, the court ruled the failure to detain Al-Bashir was inconsistent with the Constitution, and he must be detained pending[…]

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Court to hear Numsa’s case against Cosatu

The High Court in Johannesburg will hear an application on Tuesday to declare that Numsa remains an affiliate of Cosatu. The National Union of Metalworkers of SA said on Monday that its application was supported by several Congress of SA Trade Unions affiliated unions. “Numsa… will tomorrow, Tuesday 9 June 2015,[…]

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Court to hear dual language education bid

The High Court in Johannesburg will hear an urgent application on Tuesday by the Federation of Governing Bodies of SA Schools’ ( Afrikaans to halt the Gauteng Education Department’s plans to have some schools teach in two languages. Fedsas is arguing that Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi’s plan to convert[…]

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Cross examination for Maqubela’s social worker

A social worker who recommended that convicted killer Thandi Maqubela be handed a periodical imprisonment will be cross-examined in the Western Cape High Court on Thursday. Testifying in Maqubela’s mitigation of sentence, Arina Smit said this sentence attempted to balance the interest of society, the seriousness of the offence, and[…]

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