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ConCourt hears argument in favour of allowing parents to spank children

JOHANNESBURG, November 29 – Freedom of Religion South Africa (FORSA) argued before the Constitutional Court on Thursday that there is no evidence to support argument that ‘reasonable chastisement’, in the form of physical punishment, contributes to violence in society. The civil organisation believes that the 2017 judgment which ruled it illegal for parents to spank their children, […]

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Constitutional Court confirms ruling on access to information on private political party funding

CAPE TOWN, June 21- South Africa’s Constitutional Court on Thursday confirmed a high court ruling that the private funding of political parties and independent candidates must be made reasonably accessible. The court upheld the earlier Western Cape High Court order that the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) is unconstitutional in this regard and […]

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UJ to confer honorary doctoral degree on renowned SA Ndebele artist Esther Mahlangu

JOHANNESBURG, April 9 –  The University of Johannesburg (UJ) will on Monday confer South Africa’s foremost Ndebele artist and international icon, Esther Nikwambi Mahlangu with honorary doctoral degree. “With this honorary doctorate, we recognise Esther Mahlangu for her legacy as a cultural entrepreneur, skillfully negotiating local and global worlds, and as an educator,” said Professor […]

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Sassa assures beneficiaries of April grants payment

JOHANNESBURG, March 29 –  The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) says beneficiaries can expect social grants payments from April 1 following another extension of Net1’s Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) contract by the Constitutional Court. ”All our systems are ready, beneficiaries are assured that they will receive their social grants come April, without any disruptions. Social grant payments will commence on 1 […]

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Sassa in hot water after failing to convince ConCourt on request for further extension of CPS contract

JOHANNESBURG, March 6 – A full bench of judges at the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg on Tuesday reserved judgment on the request from the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) to have its controversial contract with Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) — to pay welfare grants to millions of beneficiaries — extended by six months. “If you […]

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South Africa’s judiciary expresses disquiet over #StateCapture

PRETORIA, December 13 – The High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday ruled that the widespread allegations of state capture – the hijacking of the official authority of the state by private interests, particularly the wealthy, politically-connected Gupta family – are deeply worrying and must be thoroughly probed by an independent panel. “Whether the remedial action [prescribed by […]