ARTICLES RELATING TO CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

Gordhan, Mkhwebane to face off in ConCourt over 'rogue unit' report interdict

2019-11-28 07:00

The apex court will hear oral arguments in the latest round of the case that has pitted the public protector against the minister of public enterprises.

Constitutional Court: Sections of Intimidation Act limit freedom of expression

2019-10-22 12:24

In a unanimous judgment, the Constitutional Court has ruled that sections of the Intimidation Act are unconstitutional, finding that it limits the right to freedom of expression.

ConCourt refuses to declare section of law on school asset attachments constitutionally invalid

2019-10-09 17:29

The Constitutional Court has refused to confirm a KwaZulu-Natal High Court's declaration that a section of the South African Schools Act, which bars the attachment of school assets, is constitutionally invalid.

Too many key institutions are not rising to the challenge

2019-06-21 15:00

Parliament's failure during the Zuma years made a mockery of a constitutional model in which the legislature was supposed to hold the executive accountable. It meant the courts became the only mechanism to do this, writes Serjeant at the Bar.

ConCourt rules Refugees Act doesn't place time limitation on asylum applications

2018-12-20 14:39

The Constitutional Court has ruled that the Refugees Act does not place a time limit on when asylum seekers have to apply for asylum once they have arrived in South Africa.

Ramaphosa grants SARS inquiry two-week extension for final report

2018-11-27 13:15

President Cyril Ramaphosa has granted the Nugent Commission of Inquiry an extension to file its final report on the state of tax administration and governance at the SA Revenue Service.

Property evictions: Courts 'will be more rigorous'

2018-09-29 10:00

An eviction notice brought before the Constitutional Court provides a test case for the rights of the vulnerable in society, says attorney Simon Dippenaar.

Despite dagga being legalised in SA, it's still 'illegal to smoke weed and drive on our roads' - Arrive Alive

2018-09-19 11:27

Despite the Constitutional Court legalising smoking dagga on private property it's still illegal to smoke weed and drive, says Arrive Alive.

Can independents run for national SA elections? ConCourt says yes

2018-08-24 07:00

It seemed to have passed everyone by, but the Constitutional Court’s June ruling on political party funding may have opened the door for independents to run for office in provincial and national elections.

Kellogg's case: A victory for workers

2018-08-05 06:18

Last week’s ruling on labour brokers by the Constitutional Court has already led to a significant victory for workers at breakfast cereal behemoth Kellogg’s.

 

Ramaphosa appoints Constitutional Court judge Sisi Khampepe as acting deputy chief justice

2019-11-05 12:07

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Constitutional Court judge Sisi Khampepe as acting deputy chief justice, effective from November 1.

Mkhwebane believes court order in Gordhan legal battle undermines her office's work - report

2019-10-18 09:25

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane believes that a High Court ruling suspending the implementation of remedial action against Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has stripped her office of power and undermined her work.

Constitutional Court to rule on Public Protector, SA Reserve Bank matter

2019-07-19 14:24

The Constitutional Court is set to rule in the matter between Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane and the SA Reserve Bank, according to a tweet from the country’s apex court.

Without the NPA upholding the rule of law, we are 'dead in the water'

2019-04-25 10:52

Whether one wields power or is of the most vulnerable, the rule of law guarantees equal treatment. Without it, the vision of a constitutional democracy is dead in the water, writes Yvonne Mokgoro.

ConCourt agrees: People guilty of serious crimes will not qualify for refugee status

2018-12-06 21:02

The Constitutional Court has upheld the constitutionality of provisions of the Refugees Act that ban individuals who have committed serious crimes from being eligible for refugee status.

ConCourt dismisses Moyane application

2018-11-26 13:16

The Constitutional Court has dismissed an application by axed SARS commissioner Tom Moyane to have the Nugent Commission of inquiry set aside and his dismissal overturned.

ConCourt rules that Bathabile Dlamini is liable for 20% of costs in Sassa debacle

2018-09-27 11:46

The Constitutional Court has ruled that former social development minister Bathabile Dlamini is personally liable for 20% of costs of last year's SA Social Security Agency debacle.

Marijuana use has just been legalised in South Africa - a large provider of cannabis to the UK and Europe

2018-09-18 14:31

South Africa is the third country in Africa to legalise cannabis.

There is an alternative to labour broking

2018-08-05 11:05

The much-lauded Constitutional Court judgment on labour brokers will not affect the notorious “bakkie brigade” – those independent labour traffickers who hire out teams of workers picked up from roadsides around the country.

ConCourt confirms voters have the right to be informed on private political funding

2018-06-21 10:43

The Constitutional Court has confirmed a ruling that the Promotion of Access to Information Act was unconstitutional.

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