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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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SA ConCourt rules that workers dismissed over struggle song must be reinstated – NUMSA

JOHANNESBURG, September 13 – The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa said on Thursday the Constitutional Court had ruled that workers fired by a company for singing a struggle song during a 2013 strike must be reinstated. “NUMSA wins again!! The Constitutional court has found that workers who sang the Struggle song “Umama uyajabula […]

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SA metalworkers union awaits Concourt ruling on workers’ dismissal over struggle song

JOHANNESBURG, September 13  – The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa on Thursday reiterated its stance that workers should be allowed to express themselves through struggle songs, ahead of a Constitutional Court ruling on whether a company was right to dismiss employees for singing one during a strike. In 2013 Duncanmec dismissed workers affiliated […]

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Zimbabwe Constitutional Court to rule on election challenge

JOHANNESBURG, August 24 – Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court is expected to make a ruling Friday on the election results court challenge brought by MDC Alliance’s 40-year-old leader Nelson Chamisa, who alleges the elections won by ZANU PF and its presidential candidate Emmerson Mnangagwa were rigged. Since the results were announced earlier in August, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission […]

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#ANC54: Campaign characterised by “dirty tricks” – Mantashe

JOHANNESBURG, December 18 – Outgoing secretary-general of the African National Congress (ANC), Gwede Mantashe, said on Monday that the election campaign for the party’s leadership had been characterised by “dirty tricks”, but said that that is what politics was about. This comes as the ANC on Monday will announce its new top six officials following overnight election and […]

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ConCourt to hear EFF’s bid to have Zuma impeached

JOHANNESBURG, September 5 –  The Constitutional Court is expected to hear the Economic Freedom Fighter’s (EFF) bid on Tuesday, to have President Jacob Zuma impeached and held accountable for lying to Parliament over the Nkandla debacle. EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said the EFF application that Parliament “must institute” impeachment proceedings against Zuma came after the ruling by […]

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ConCourt clears path for Eskom to hike tariffs in Nelson Mandela Bay Metro

JOHANNESBURG, August 23 – Eskom has been given the green light to make future applications for electricity price adjustments against a number of private companies within the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality in relation to the third multi-year price determination (MYPD3) methodology.   This comes after the Constitutional Court on Tuesday dismissed an application by Borbet SA and others […]

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Zuma appoints acting ConCourt judges

JOHANNESBURG, July 4  – President Jacob Zuma appointed Justice Dumisani Hamilton Zondi and Justice Jody Kollapen as acting judges in the Constitutional Court, the Presidency said on Tuesday. “President Jacob Zuma has in terms of section 175 (1) of the of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, appointed Justice Dumisani Hamilton Zondi, a Judge […]