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24 February 2017
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23 Feb 2017
Arbitration Awards: Stuck in a Time Warp
The question of whether or not arbitration awards issued by the CCMA and the bargaining councils prescribe three years after they are issued in terms of the Prescription Act, 1969 has given rise to...
16 Feb 2017
DA: Bridget Masango: Address by DA’s Shadow Minister of Social Development, during the State of the Nation (SONA) Debate, National Assembly, Cape Town (15/02/2017)
The state of the Department of Social Development can be summed up in the latest headlines: “Beneficiaries in Disaster Countdown;” “Welfare Cliffhanger;” “D-Day for Grants;” “Seven weeks to go to...
15 Feb 2017
14 Feb 2017
EFF wants Zuma impeached
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) would approach the Constitutional Court to compel Parliament to discipline President Jacob Zuma, party leader Julius Malema said on Tuesday. He said National...
13 Feb 2017
Outa welcomes Concourt ruling on Western Cape toll roads
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) on Monday welcomed a Constitutional Court ruling that prevents the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) from tolling certain highways in the...
09 Feb 2017
Protection of animals in light of the Constitution
In a spearheading judgment the Constitutional Court in National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA) v Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development and others elevated the...
02 Feb 2017
DA: Mmusi Maimane on State Capture: DA notes Public Protector’s intention to oppose Zuma’s review application
The Democratic Alliance notes Public Protector, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s, announcement today that she has filed for an intention to oppose President Jacob Zuma’s application to review the...
23 Jan 2017
DA protests cancellation of SASSA, Eskom briefings to Parliament
The Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Monday the cancellation of parliamentary briefings by senior officials from Eskom and the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) to allow them as well as...
09 Jan 2017
I'm not imposing myself, says Zambia leader Lungu
Zambian President Edgar Lungu says he has chosen to speak about his eligibility to stand in 2021 in order to give some form of direction to his ruling PF party. According to Lusuka Times, Lungu...
15 Dec 2016
We, the People – Insights of an Activist Judge
This stirring collection of essays and talks by activist and former judge Albie Sachs is the culmination of more than 25 years of thought about constitution-making and non-racialism. Following the...
07 Dec 2016
Legal minds found Financial Intelligence Centre bill to be constitutional, MPs hear
Parliamentary and state legal advisors had found the provision in the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) Amendment Bill to which President Jacob Zuma has objected to be constitutional, the...
05 Dec 2016
DA heads to Constitutional Court on Zuma’s failure to launch state capture inquiry
The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Monday approached the Constitutional Court to seek a declaratory order that President Jacob Zuma had failed to meet his constitutional obligations by not appointing...
ICC fight will go to ConCourt – DA
The Democratic Alliance’s (DA's) challenge of the government’s decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) will end up in the Constitutional Court, the party said on Monday....
02 Dec 2016
Lawyers for Human Rights v Minister in the Presidency and Others (CCT120/16) [2016] ZACC 45
The following explanatory note is provided to assist the media in reporting this case and is not binding on the Constitutional Court or any member of the Court. On 1 December 2016, the...
29 Nov 2016
Fica bill unconstitutional, says Zuma
President Jacob Zuma referred the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment (Fica) Bill back to the National Assembly for reconsideration on Tuesday, his office announced. “I have given consideration...
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