Why new laws on violence against women are doomed to fail
/ 25 March 2022

Why new laws on violence against women are doomed to fail

More legislation will not protect women when the police cannot, researchers say, following the proclamation of amendments to gender-based violence laws

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/ 19 February 2008

Top court stops Jo’burg evictions

The City of Johannesburg cannot evict inner-city tenants living in central Johannesburg unless adequate alternative accommodation is provided, the Constitutional Court ruled on Tuesday. ”Potential homelessness must be considered by a city when it decides whether to evict people from buildings,” said the court.

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/ 11 September 2007

Act discriminates against elderly men, court hears

The Social Assistance Act unfairly discriminates against a group of men who are among the poorest of the poor in South Africa, the Pretoria High Court heard on Tuesday. The Act entitled men to apply for state old-age pensions, based on a needs test, when they reached the age of 65, but entitled women to start receiving the pension at the of 60.