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Court orders Zulu king's trust to pay back millions

In a significant victory for more than five million people in KwaZulu-Natal living on land owned by the Ingonyama Trust, the Pietermaritzburg High Court has ruled...

By Tania Broughton 11 Jun 2021

Heritage dispute engulfs site chosen for Amazon's new African HQ

For the Khoi and San, a verdant patch of land in Cape Town embodies victory and tragedy. The two communities drove back...

By Wendell Roelf 3 Jun 2021

Expropriation Bill aims to bring SA in line with global land ownership policies

For decades, progress towards the integration of world economies and the establishment of a global economic market has been a feature of the times...

By Virusha Subban and Cameron Jeffrey 2 Jun 2021

436,563 hectares released under land distribution programme

Deputy President David Mabuza says 436,563 hectares of land have to date been released and approved for allocation, under the land distribution programme...

13 May 2021

South Sudan's chief justice is overstepping his bounds: why it matters for the rule of law

South Sudan's chief justice, Chan Reec Madut, has been implicated in serious corruption allegations since independence. Some relate to the recruitment process within the judiciary...

By Mark Deng 13 May 2021

Choosing Lesotho's judges on merit should be only the start of judicial reforms

Lesotho's Judicial Service Commission has started a process to recruit seven judges of the High Court through a merit-based process...

By Hoolo 'Nyane 12 May 2021

Constitutional Court dismisses appeal in Hartbeespoort Dam ownership case

The Constitutional Court has dismissed the appeal by Kingsley Jack Whiteaway Seale, Ontspan Bellegings (Pty) Ltd, HI Frank Components (Pty) Ltd, and Schoemansville Ouwerklub over the ownership and control of some parts of Hartbeespoort Dam and its surrounding areas...

10 May 2021

Out with the old, in with the new - body corporate rules

Many owners of a unit in sectional title schemes, especially those schemes opened before 7 October 2016, remain confused as to which body corporate rules apply to their scheme...

By Lisa Tonini 19 Apr 2021

Expropriation Bill hearings kick off in Mpumalanga

The Portfolio Committee on Public Works and Infrastructure will on Thursday start a four-day public consultation programme in Mpumalanga to gather public input on the Expropriation Bill...

14 Apr 2021

Law protecting interests of South African communities in mining deals falls short

The impact of mining operations on rural communities is a contentious issue in South Africa. There is also concern about the manner in which communities are consulted about mining on their land...

14 Apr 2021

Thomson Reuters and Juta announce strategic partnership to connect African lawyers to the world

Thomson Reuters and Juta & Co are proud to announce a partnership in Africa, that will see legal professionals being offered market-leading research technology...

By Jackie Rhodes & Kamal Patel, Issued by Juta and Company 13 Apr 2021

Community housing scheme rules also bound by Constitution

Trustees and directors of community housing schemes cannot simply make up new rules by themselves...

7 Apr 2021

Expropriation Bill: What you need to know...

In 2019, the Parliamentary Advisory Panel on Land Reform advised that the Expropriation Act of 1975 was unconstitutional and in conflict with section 25 of the Constitution...

By Bulelwa Mabasa and Thomas Karberg 31 Mar 2021

#StartupStory: LegitLaw - the new self-service platform for basic business contracts

In the era of digitalisation, automation and self-help services, the legal sector has been slow to transform. LegitLaw is changing that with the launch of its legal tech-meets-online shopping platform...

By Shan Radcliffe 18 Mar 2021




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