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 Chantelle Benjamin

Chantelle Benjamin

    Union battles crippling court costs
    Union battles crippling court costs
    Justice has a cost and, for the poor — those most intended to be protected by the Constitution — the price of litigating means they do...
    The law must rest on solid foundations
    The law must rest on solid foundations
    The payout deal brokered between former Hawks boss Anwa Dramat and police commissioner Riah Phiyega for the head of the priority crimes unit to...
    Spurn activities that will harm our future
    Spurn activities that will harm our future
    "We are not living up to our constitutional obligations when it comes to the environment,” says Melissa Fourie, attorney and executive...
    The new guardians of democracy
    The new guardians of democracy
    Professor Ursula van Beek, who cut her teeth as a researcher on South Africa’s fledgling democracy, is heading up Stellenbosch University’s new...
    Victim's assailant too close for comfort
    Victim's assailant too close for comfort
    Nearly 20 years after a brutal attack left Alix Carmichele with a shattered arm that continues to plague her and with a landmark court ruling under...
    African Bank hits hitch in restructuring
    African Bank hits hitch in restructuring
    African Bank creditors are now firmly divided between those who can expect to get money out and those creditors who can't, with the curator and the...
    Foreign direct investment boosts African megaprojects
    Foreign direct investment boosts African megaprojects
    Investment in African megaprojects was up 46% to $326-billion (R3.95-trillion) last year, led by increases in investment in energy and power,...
    SA business slammed for rights abuses
    SA business slammed for rights abuses
    The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has released its first report into human rights abuses in the local business sector.
    Justice is so much more than just the law
    Justice is so much more than just the law
    It was an unfortunate decision by the Marikana Commission  of Inquiry to exclude an investigation of the extent to which emolument orders...
    The state is pushing the law to its limit
    The state is pushing the law to its limit
    The government is developing a disturbing trendency to ignore court orders, particularly those of successful challenges by crime and intelligence...
    A tireless fighter for human rights
    A tireless fighter for human rights
    "My years at the Legal Resources Centre [LRC] were hard — Phola Park, Swanieville, Boipatong … All our clients who were civil...
    Mining a threat to holy caves
    Mining a threat to holy caves
    The roots of the tree seem to hold open the earth. A rusty sign warns of "cave fever".