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Disaster vs separation of powers

The Democratic Alliance’s court case is about much more than an esoteric question of constitutional law

Overhaul and align laws on use of force

Guidelines can’t regulate the police and military’s use of lethal force and will, in the end, be subordinate to bad legislation

New digital regulations mean the state can track you — no questions asked

The provisions have been introduced to contain the spread of Covid-19, but some may infringe on certain constitutional rights

The lockdown: South Africa’s test of its democracy

How South African citizens, the police and the army, and politicians behave during the 21-day lockdown will have far-reaching implications for our democracy

South Africa’s travel ban commences

The travel restrictions will allow South Africa to turn back passengers arriving from areas affected by Covid-19 that are deemed high risk

Politicians should take responsibility for Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s appointment

The process of appointing the public protector is flawed, and led by politicians who don’t seem to have paid attention to the law. This has to change

Compensation Fund capacity grilled

Despite fears that backdated claims by domestic workers may cripple the beleaguered Compensation Fund, the labour department said it will honour its legal obligations

Corona and repatriation: What does the law say?

Experts agree that there is no lawful justification for refusing a citizen entry into South Africa. However, this may be regulated by national legislation, provided it is constitutional

The argument against appointing a ‘land tsar’

The pace of land reform needs to be increased. But taking power from the courts and giving it to the executive will only create more policy uncertainty

​Restraints of Trade

Can a worker skilled in a certain area be prevented from exercising this skill by a former employer?

Populism wins out at Nasrec

While the question of the Reserve Bank’s state-ownership appeared a done deal before the conference commenced, the resolution on land was unforeseen.

​How to Zuma-proof the future

Stop South Africa’s own man-made calamity from recurring with these simple steps.

​New law makes whistle-blowing riskier

Research shows that the number of whistle-blowers is declining in South Africa.

Visionary Tambo shaped our new SA

He had the vision and the conviction that a Bill of Rights was the right way to go

Amended drone rules may violate privacy rights

Amended drone usage regulations by the Civil Aviation Authority have received comments that they did not take people’s right to privacy into account.

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