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Cape Town ordered to stop prosecution of homeless people

The City of Cape Town has been ordered to halt all prosecutions of homeless people who allegedly break by-laws. The Western Cape High Court also ordered the city to review its municipal legislation related to vagrancy and nuisances. Seven homeless people asked the court for an interdict to stop the[…]

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Legal battle over prime cape farmland

Agrarian rights campaigners, property developers and the City of Cape Town will lock horns in the Western Cape high court from Tuesday over the proposed development of a critically important piece of agricultural land in the heart of the Cape Flats. The Philippi horticultural area (PHA) has been home to[…]

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Zokwana tries to stop disciplinary hearings of three officials

Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana cited the need to protect classified documents when he tried to get the Western Cape High Court to order the department’s director general to stop the disciplinary proceedings of three officials. “We are in essence here to protect those documents,” advocate Porchia Long submitted on Zokwana’s[…]

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