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#AfricaMonth: The state of LGBT rights in Africa

The socio-political and developmental health of a nation can be determined by the lived experiences of, and rights afforded to, the most marginalised...

By Dr Claire Westman 21 May 2021

Judge to oversee plan to re-open Cape Town Refugee Reception Office

Western Cape High Court acting judge Alma de Wet has ordered the prompt re-opening of the Cape Town Refugee Reception Office, which has been closed since 2012...

By Tariro Washinyira 19 May 2021

Dlamini finally pays R650,000 owed in legal costs

Bathabile Dlamini, former Minister of Social Development, has at last paid R650,000 in legal costs owed to the Black Sash Trust and Freedom Under Law...

By Liezl Human 14 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

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

Eskom to probe racism allegations against De Ruyter

Eskom's board will probe allegations of racism made in the public domain against the power utility's group chief executive (GCE), Andre de Ruyter...

10 Mar 2021

Advocate Ntsebeza appointed new judge of African Court

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) has congratulated Advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza's on his appointment as a member of the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights...

10 Feb 2021

Biden administration moves to rejoin UN Human Rights Council

US President Joe Biden's administration will reengage with the United Nations Human Rights Council, three years after former...

8 Feb 2021

Rica not entirely constitutional - ConCourt

South Africa's Constitutional Court declares certain provisions of the Regulation of Interception of Communications Act, unconstitutional...

By Rui Lopes and Kirsty Gibson 5 Feb 2021

Can employers force employees to incriminate themselves?

When confronted with allegations of misconduct, such as fraud and/or corruption, does an employer have the right to compel an employee to provide self-incriminating evidence, or evidence that may incriminate other employees...?

By Dr. Johannes Jacobus van der Walt 2 Feb 2021

Are SA employers allowed to implement a compulsory Covid-19 vaccine policy? - Part 1

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, global efforts have successfully developed both expedited means of testing for the virus and, more recently, vaccines...

By Jason Whyte 15 Jan 2021

Kenyan coastal community beats lead polluter in court

It was touted locally as one of the biggest campaigns of the decade when, in 2016, Kenyan environmentalist Phyllis Omido took up the fight against lead poisoning by a lead-acid batteries recycling smelter...

By Christabel Ligami 31 Dec 2020






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