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Coalition politics and law: The fight over Tshwane

With coalition politics on the rise, particularly in local government, this kind of court case is likely to become more common

The past can guide the present

The government has consulted widely on measures to restrict the spread of Covid-19, but rule by selective committees such as the National Coronavirus Command Council requires vigilance

The controversial Strandfontein shelter shows the importance of monitoring womxn’s rights during a crisis

Our government’s Covid-19 response and regulations must be subject to stringent monitoring to ensure womxn’s safety and security. This is why the Women’s Legal Centre will be an amicus curae in the case between the City of Cape Town and the SAHRC

Bail could be the key to reducing severe prison overcrowding

More than a quarter of prisoners have not been convicted of anything, they just couldn’t meet bail requirements

Some reflections on the recent access-to-masjid case

This pandemic must pose an opportunity for serious introspection by all actors involved in taking the case to court, including religious legal fraternities

Introducing South Africa’s mechanism for the prevention of torture

After ratifying the optional protocol of the relevant UN convention, South Africa is now in the process establishing a national preventive mechanism for the prevention of torture

South Africa needs a constitutionally compliant immigration policy

For Jewish people, ‘You shall not oppress a stranger, for you know the feelings of the stranger, having yourselves been strangers in the land of Egypt.’ South Africans should remember they were once strangers in their own country

Eusebius McKaiser: We should stress-test the lockdown

Supporting the lockdown rules and holding the government to account is a delicate balancing act

Khosa family demands an end to abuse of power

The family of Collin Khosa — allegedly killed at the hands of SANDF and JMPD members — want the president to explain how he will ensure this never happens again

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Small towns not ready for level 3

Officials in Beaufort West, which is on a route that links the Cape with the rest of the country, are worried relaxed lockdown regulations mean residents are now at risk of contracting Covid-19

Nurses work and care in fear of Covid

Staff at Tygerberg hospital detail how, despite their fear of the coronavirus, they continue to help in the medical response to the pandemic

Eastern Cape fails tracing and testing

With the shift to lockdown level three on Monday, details are emerging of how the previous relaxation added pressure to the already poorly performing Eastern Cape Covid-19 response

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Road to recovery for the tourism sector: The South African perspective

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What Africa can learn from Cuba in combating the Covid-19 pandemic

Africa should abandon the neoliberal path to be able to deal with Covid-19 and other health system challenges likely to emerge in future

Coexisting with Covid-19: Saving lives and the economy in India

A staggered exit from the lockdown accompanied by stepped-up testing to cover every district is necessary for India right now

Covid-19: Eased lockdown and rule of law Webinar

If you are arrested and fined in lockdown, you do get a criminal record if you pay the admission of guilt fine

Covid-19 and Frontline Workers

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PPS webinar Part 2: Small business, big risk

The risks that businesses face and how they can be dealt with are something all business owners should be well acquainted with

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