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Refugee wins asylum after 10 years in legal limbo

Acting judge slams inept home affairs officials for 'deplorable' way in which they dealt with asylum application.

Court put to the test in adultery case

Can the man who caught his wife in a sex act with his uncle sue for a loss of patrimony?

A case for the mentally disabled

The law governing those deemed unfit to stand trial is being taken to the Constitutional Court.

‘Ugly fight’ over adultery law ends

Awarding damages for cheating recalls an era when a man had 'proprietary interests' in his wife.

Stumbling in the pursuit of justice

Two appeal court decisions offer a glimpse of a system eroded by rank apathy and abuse of power.

Marikana: Who funds the poor at inquiries?

Legal Aid is representing the Marikana miners, but is concerned about the precedent this sets when it comes to commissions of inquiry.

Divorce without guilt or blame

Civil claims for damages following adultery seem dated in the light of our modern, secular morality.

Can adultery still be seen as a crime?

Appeal court judges question why a betrayed spouse should be compensated for 'humiliation'.

Curious vistas on the platteland

The rural town of Smithfield has become a singular proving ground for major theatrical productions.

Press Releases

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

Massive discounts on hot cloud services are on offer along with special coupons and other privileges, but hurry, supplies are limited!

Nurturing expert teachers

There's a shortage of resources in many schools and it's important for teachers to understand that they are the biggest resource in a classroom

Get Rewarded for banking with Standard Bank Mobile

Free data for your bank card spend every month will go that extra mile to help keep South Africans connected to their dreams

Introducing Greening the Future 2020

We highlight the work of those accelerating sustainable living in SA – at a vital moment for the environment

Western Cape SMBs look to technology to get them through pandemic

Many companies have over-capitalised on IT infrastructure in the past, and are looking for ways to access simpler, cheaper technology that cuts their costs

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation