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The system to save failed councils needs a significant overhaul

Researchers found that interventions only come after the municipality has already collapsed, that the turnaround time is impossibly short, and that constitutional steps have been misinterpreted

Four schools stay closed after builder trashes toilet blocks

Four affected schools have remained closed because they don’t meet the Covid-19 regulations, due in part, to the defacement caused

Advocacy group takes department to court over school nutrition programme

Equal Education wants the court to get the basic education department to feed all learners who qualify for the programme, including those who are not back at school

New delay in Zuma case as Thales challenges racketeering charges

The former president’s bid for an October trial date seems set to fail

Dlamini-Zuma seeks to appeal the judgment that set aside lockdown regulations

Reyno de Beer had ‘raised an attack … on unidentified regulations, on undisclosed grounds and for unknown reasons’

Ex-manager says Maroleng was on SABC dismissal ‘hit list’

Allegations have surfaced in court papers that the state broadcaster’s former head was purposefully pushed out by chief executive Madoda Mxakwe and board chairperson Bongumusa Makhathini

Judge trashes entire lockdown regime as constitutionally flawed

The high court ruling will delight gatvol South Africans but is unlikely to stand the test of time

High court strikes down ‘paternalistic’ lockdown regulations

The order of unconstitutionality has been suspended for two weeks

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

Appeal to Khosa judgment imminent as family rejects police minister’s deal

The family of Collins Khosa is threatening to seek a personal costs order against Police Minister Bheki Cele

Victory for Khosa family as judge makes orders to prevent further state brutality

In its ruling the high court sought to restore the ‘social contract’ between citizens and government after the assault and death of Collins Khosa

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

Khosa family: Crucial witnesses not interviewed by defence force and police unit

In court papers, the family says the investigations into the death of Collins Khosa are neither impartial nor effective

Mapisa-Nqakula: Investigation into Khosa’s death almost complete

The defence minister said allegations in court papers that she had violated people’s rights had no basis in law

An end to police and army brutality is still urgent – Khosa family

The family of Collins Khosa, who died after police and army personnel assaulted him, says the easing of the lockdown does not spell the end of police abuse of power

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