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/ 3 October 2007

Court hearing on Jo’burg strike postponed

The Johannesburg Labour Court has postponed to Thursday a hearing on whether striking Johannesburg municipal workers could call a secondary strike. Workers affiliated to the South African Municipal Workers’ Union have been on strike since Monday. The court postponed the hearing after counsel for Johannesburg city said some of the union demands were unclear.

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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.

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/ 30 August 2007

Delays in judgement payments slammed

After meting out a severe tongue-lashing over the behaviour of the state attorney and director general of justice’s offices on Thursday, the Constitutional Court said it wanted to issue an order making them accountable for their work. ”I have a deep intolerance for state officials who are paid to do their work and don’t do it,” said Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke.

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/ 29 August 2007

Top court reserves judgement on city evictions

The Constitutional Court on Tuesday reserved judgement in an application by residents of derelict inner-city buildings in Johannesburg against a Supreme Court of Appeal order in favour of their eviction. Deputy Chief Justice Moseneke urged the residents and the Johannesburg municipality to reach a settlement.