ARTICLES RELATING TO CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

ConCourt rules on Durban village

2014-06-06 20:22

The Constitutional Court has granted residents of Madlala Village in Durban leave to appeal against an order authorising the municipality to demolish their homes.

Intaka loses ConCourt appeal

2014-03-21 07:15

The Constitutional Court has declined to declare parts of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act invalid.

Police appealing AA ruling

2014-03-20 08:41

The Constitutional Court will hear an application by the SA Police Service for leave to appeal against a ruling on affirmative action.

Rapist fights to stay off sex offenders list

2013-12-22 14:00

A Western Cape rapist, who was 14-years-old at the time of raping three boys, is taking his case to the Constitution Court in a bid to stay off the national register for sexual offenders.

President can confer silk status - court

2013-11-28 13:48

The president has the power to confer honours on advocates, the Constitutional Court has found.

Concourt to hear livestock application

2013-11-12 17:48

The Constitutional Court is set to hear an application to confirm an order relating to impounding stray livestock.

Constitution is supreme - Yacoob

2013-10-09 19:55

Former Constitutional Court Justice Zak Yacoob says that if the judiciary is to transform, the values of the Constitution should be of the most importance when judges apply their minds.

Hlophe hearing postponed

2013-10-01 14:45

The Judicial Service Commission tribunal hearing into a complaint of misconduct against Cape Judge President John Hlophe has been postponed.

Hlophe tribunal set for next week

2013-09-23 12:02

Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe will face a tribunal next week to deal with a complaint dating back to 2008, Freedom Under Law says.

No confidence ruling: DA wins the war

2013-08-27 14:55
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While the ANC has claimed the Constitutional Court’s no confidence ruling as a victory, the DA says it has triumphed because the court has compelled Parliament to change its rules on the matter.

ConCourt dismisses DA application

2013-08-27 11:22

The Constitutional Court has dismissed the Democratic Alliance’s application on whether a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma should be debated in Parliament.

Marikana activists: Ruling an insult

2013-08-20 11:47

The dismissal of an application for the State to fund the legal costs of miners wounded and arrested in the Marikana shootings last year is an insult to workers, the Marikana Support Campaign says.

Chief justice facing impeachment complaint

2013-08-06 14:52

A complaint calling for the impeachment of Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has been laid with the Judicial Service Commission.

ConCourt's tribe decision welcomed

2013-06-14 10:41

Queen Lombekiso MaSobhuza Sigcau is excited by the Constitutional Court's ruling to set aside a decision which removed her husband as king of the AmaMpondo AseQawukeni.

Lawyer: Well-off schools must serve people

2013-05-09 14:30

Even schools well funded by their pupils' parents still serve their community, a lawyer for Equal Education has told the Constitutional Court.

ConCourt denies resident's appeal

2013-04-26 16:01

The Constitutional Court has denied a Kroonstad resident's appeal to stop the municipality cutting off her power after she stopped paying rates in a protest about service delivery.

Landowners approach ConCourt over rates

2013-03-12 07:59

The Constitutional Court will hear an application by landowners challenging the validity of municipal levies and rates imposed by the Berg Rivier municipality.

Judges should serve for life - Yacoob

2013-03-07 13:38

Former Constitutional Court judge Zak Yacoob believes Constitutional Court judges should serve for life, or until they are about 75-years-old.

Construction dispute settled in ConCourt

2013-02-07 14:42

The Constitutional Court has ruled against the Rustenburg municipality over excavations that damaged a homeowner's foundations.

Woman challenges pension provisions

2013-02-07 12:30

The Constitutional Court has adjourned within minutes of starting a woman's challenge to her divorced husband's pension fund.

Media bosses appeal to Mogoeng

2013-01-09 09:53

Three large media groups have appealed to Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng for permission to attend the Refugees Appeal Board hearing regarding the future status of Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir.

ConCourt gets urgent 'apocalypse' bid

2012-12-12 09:09
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The Constitutional Court has received an "extremely urgent court application" for the appointment of an "investigative task team" to prepare for the end of the world on 21 December.

Transformation a 'juggling act' - Mogoeng

2012-10-26 12:22

Transformation of the judiciary is an ongoing "juggling act" to meet constitutional objectives and appoint people who can carry out judicial functions effectively, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says.

Schubart Park eviction unlawful - ConCourt

2012-10-09 14:41

The eviction of about 700 families from the council-owned Schubart Park building in Pretoria was unlawful, the Constitutional Court has ruled.

Simelane appointment invalid - ConCourt

2012-10-05 10:55
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The Constitutional Court has declared Menzi Simelane's appointment as national director of public prosecutions invalid.

 

ConCourt orders police to return taxi

2014-05-15 14:13

An Mthatha man will get his minibus taxi back from the police after the Constitutional Court ruled that the police had unlawfully deprived him of it.

Promotion about race, not merit, ConCourt hears

2014-03-20 14:36

The decision not to promote Lieutenant Colonel Renate Barnard was based on her race and not merit, the Constitutional Court has heard.

Police take AA case to ConCourt

2014-01-14 12:15

The SA Police Service will take the Lieutenant Colonel Renate Barnard affirmative action case to the Constitutional Court.

Couple's debt default order stands - ConCourt

2013-12-13 07:31

The Constitutional Court has upheld a default judgment against a couple who breached a debt restructuring order.

Auction Alliance seeks ConCourt approval

2013-11-15 16:10

The Constitutional Court will hear an application by the Auction Alliance for confirmation of an order relating to sections of the Estate Agency Affairs Act.

Mogoeng not worried about Hlophe tribunal

2013-10-10 08:15

The controversial misconduct tribunal facing Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe did not put the judiciary's independence and integrity at risk, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says.

ConCourt: Dept can override admission policy

2013-10-03 17:36

The education department has the power to override a school's admission policy, the Constitutional Court has found.

Hlophe tribunal invalid - lawyer

2013-10-01 13:31

A Judicial Service Commission tribunal hearing into a complaint of misconduct against Cape Judge President John Hlophe is invalid, a lawyer for Constitutional Court Judges Chris Jafta and Bess Nkabinde says.

ConCourt dismisses 'reconsideration' bid

2013-09-12 14:40

The Constitutional Court has dismissed an application "for reconsideration" of a previous ruling it made relating to an order of costs.

Praise for Pius Langa

2013-08-27 12:37

Former chief justice Pius Langa had ensured prosecutorial independence from the executive, acting NPA head Nomgcobo Jiba says.

Zuma signs law on courts

2013-08-23 20:44

A proclamation that brings the Constitution Seventeenth Amendment Act and the Superior Courts Act into operation has been signed by President Jacob Zuma.

ConCourt dismisses Marikana application

2013-08-19 11:36

An application to compel the State to fund the legal costs of miners wounded in the Marikana shootings last year has been dismissed by the Constitutional Court.

Zuma must explain NPA decision - DA

2013-07-04 14:22

President Jacob Zuma must explain his refusal to appoint a permanent national director of public prosecutions to the Constitutional Court, the DA says.

ConCourt rules against young killer

2013-06-06 13:19

The Constitutional Court has dismissed a bid by a convicted youth to have his life sentence for murder set aside.

ConCourt hears school admissions case

2013-05-09 14:30

Rivonia Primary School in Johannesburg could have admitted one more Grade 1 pupil when asked, the Constitutional Court has heard.

ConCourt: Evict worker's family

2013-03-14 13:23

The Constitutional Court has ruled for the eviction of the family of an elderly retired domestic worker who had moved in with her on a farm in the Stellenbosch area.

Cop inquiry case in ConCourt in August

2013-03-11 12:42

The Constitutional Court is expected to hear argument regarding the legality of the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry on 6 August.

Zuma consults over ConCourt judge

2013-03-01 12:25

President Jacob Zuma has written to leaders of political parties to consult with them over the appointment of a new Constitutional Court judge, the presidency said on Friday.

ConCourt pension case adjourned

2013-02-07 14:42

The Constitutional Court has adjourned without hearing argument on a woman's challenge to her divorced husband's pension fund.

ConCourt to hear rates dispute

2013-02-05 11:38

The Constitutional Court of Appeal will hear a case involving a woman who had her lights cut off because she refused to per her rates on the grounds that her municipality was not delivering services.

Free State ANC PEC invalid - ConCourt

2012-12-14 10:50

The Constitutional Court has declared the ANC's Free State provincial elective conference invalid, in a judgment handed down in Johannesburg.

New bid for Helderberg crash answers

2012-11-29 07:16

The son of a Helberberg plane crash victim wants to approach the Constitutional Court in a bid to get answers about the disaster.

ConCourt ruling a game-changer - IFP

2012-10-09 17:30

The Constitutional Court's judgment that rules which regulated the introduction of bills were unconstitutional is a game changer, IFP MP Mario Oriani-Ambrosini says.

ConCourt rules in favour of opposition

2012-10-09 14:20

Rules which regulated the introduction of bills in Parliament's National Assembly were unconstitutional, the Constitutional Court has ruled.

Parts of Media Act unconstitutional

2012-09-29 08:08

The SA National Editors' Forum has welcomed the Constitutional Court's ruling that amended sections of the Films and Publications Act were unconstitutional.

 
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