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A pan-African stand must be taken against political oppression in Tanzania

As the country prepares for elections, the president is misusing state machinery to undermine, subjugate and repress citizens and civil society organisations

New laws could prove to be a win for women’s rights activists

Three amendment Bills recently submitted to Parliament have the potential to change the legal landscape for sex offenders, especially the proposed duty to report and act on incidents of gender based violence

McKaiser needs to challenge his inner racist too

COMMENT: Clicks - or some of its employees - demonstrated culpa, not dolus

We must continue George Bizos’s quest for justice

COMMENT: To achieve a fair society, acting in the spirit of the late George Bizos is crucial, not just within the formal legal system, but within every individual

Money instead of land

The majority of previously dispossessed people choose money over property, while land reform has become the preserve of the affluent. Is there another way to think about land reform?

Rule of law must first be strengthened by people power

Dynamic grassroots movements are especially needed in authoritarian states where institutions are fundamentally broken

Online campaign advocates for tenants’ rights during the lockdown

Rent Strike South Africa says working-class families are struggling to keep up with paying rent during the lockdown. And, although there is a moratorium on evictions, it fears people will be put out on the street when the lockdown ends

Summing up the legal battles fought for better schools

We summarise the legal battles fought to improve the quality of education in South Africa.

The Makhanda disaster cannot be ignored

The municipality turned a deaf ear to residents’ cries — until they united and took it to court

Let the world know that women were once not ‘persons’ in the eyes of the law

The Union of South Africa and the women struggle for visibility in the courts

Eight universities get full LLB accreditation; five more in the balance

Universities that faced the risk of losing their accreditation for the bachelor of laws qualification are off the hook

​Environmentalists are winning the battle for enforcement of the law

Triumphs in the courts over the past five years are forcing the state and companies to comply with the law.

How the Motsoeneng saga has damaged SABC’s reputation and insulted the judiciary

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi and the broadcaster's board disobeyed the public protector and the courts.

Germany moves to approve ‘No means No’ law to broaden their legal definition of rape

Currently, victims reporting a rape to police must not only demonstrate that they verbally declined sex but also that they physically resisted.

Lawyers in debt collection loophole

Debate has been raging over which regulations legal firms must adhere to when they collect their fees.

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Constitutional Court ruling on restructuring dispute is good for employers

A judgment from the apex court empowers employers to change their workers’ contracts — without consultation

KZN officials cash in on ‘danger pay for Covid-19’

Leadership failures at Umdoni local municipality in KwaZulu-Natal have caused a ‘very unhappy’ ANC PEC to fire the mayor and chief whip

The living nightmare of environmental activists who protest mine expansion

Last week Fikile Ntshangase was gunned down as activists fight mining company Tendele’s expansions. Community members tell the M&G about the ‘kill lists’ and the dread they live with every day

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Introducing the new CSIR strategy and identity

This will guide the research, development and innovation organisation in its pursuit to conduct research that enables a capable state

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

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