State wins its appeal of controversial Coko rape ruling
/ 24 April 2024

State wins its appeal of controversial Coko rape ruling

The supreme court of appeal confirms stringent standard for consent as defence in rape cases

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Electoral court finds Zuma eligible to participate in elections
/ 9 April 2024

Electoral court finds Zuma eligible to participate in elections

This will be seen as another blow to the ANC’s prospects of regaining its majority

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No SONA for Malema and crew as high court dismisses application
/ 31 January 2024

No SONA for Malema and crew as high court dismisses application

Floyd Shivambu and Marshall Dlamini are also among the senior members who will not be able to attend, the result of their storming the stage at SONA 2023

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Countries called to support SA’s genocide case against Israel
/ 4 January 2024

Countries called to support SA’s genocide case against Israel

Turkey and Malaysia have already backed the application, which the US has deemed ‘meritless, counterproductive and completely without any basis in fact whatsoever’

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Court rules ANC can serve summons on De Ruyter in Germany
/ 3 May 2023

Court rules ANC can serve summons on De Ruyter in Germany

The Pretoria high court granted an order, unopposed, to allow it to serve papers abroad in its defamation suit against the former Eskom chief executive

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The trouble with the JSC and the Concourt
/ 14 April 2023

The trouble with the JSC and the Concourt

With only three candidates shortlisted, the JSC will again not be able to fill a vacancy that arose at the constitutional court in late 2021

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Load-shedding is not an act of God, litigants tell high court
/ 20 March 2023

Load-shedding is not an act of God, litigants tell high court

It was caused by the failings of the government, which has a responsibility to spare hospitals, schools and police stations to protect people’s rights

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Eskom’s pleas contradict vow to end power cuts in two years
/ 17 March 2023

Eskom’s pleas contradict vow to end power cuts in two years

The utility’s reasoning in papers before court showed, if true, that the timeframes in its Generation Recovery Plan cannot be met, applicants in a constitutional challenge say

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Coko vs S ruling: The case against a subjective test on consent in rape trials
/ 20 October 2021

Coko vs S ruling: The case against a subjective test on consent in rape trials

Acting judge Tembeka Ngcukaitobi’s acquittal of a rape suspect has raised controversy, but legal experts say the fault lay with legislators and not the court

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More hurdles for Zuma as showdown looms at constitutional court
/ 11 July 2021

More hurdles for Zuma as showdown looms at constitutional court

The former president’s application to have his sentence rescinded fails the textbook tests for rescission and sees him persist in the contempt that resulted in a 15-month prison term, the commission argues

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The trouble with clamouring for the Constitutional Court to rule on Zuma
/ 24 June 2021

The trouble with clamouring for the Constitutional Court to rule on Zuma

Despite the public interest in the ruling, the commission’s deadline has become irrelevant as it abandoned hope of forcing the former president to testify

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