South Africa

The Zulu Case: Threats to Squatters’ Rights in South Africa

The Zulu Case: Threats to Squatters’ Rights in South Africa

It is trite to say that land is a contentious issue in South Africa. This encompasses not only the legacy of the ...
The Zulu Case: Threats to Squatters' Rights in South Africa

The Zulu Case: Threats to Squatters' Rights in South Africa

It is trite to say that land is a contentious issue in South Africa. This encompasses not only the legacy of the ...
Victory in first Certified Class Action Sees Teachers Appointed and Paid

Victory in first Certified Class Action Sees Teachers Appointed and Paid

A landmark settlement agreed on 20th March 2014 in Linkside v Department of Education has consolidated the law ...
Inspiring Change Through Law for International Women’s Day

Inspiring Change Through Law for International Women’s Day

March 8th is International Women’s Day, formally observed by the United Nations in recognition of the fact that ...
The Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Bill: Can It Live Up to Its Name?

The Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Bill: Can It Live Up to Its Name?

The Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Bill (WEGE) is currently before Parliament in South Africa. One of its ...
South African Judge Lays Down the Law on the Right to a Basic Education

South African Judge Lays Down the Law on the Right to a Basic Education

In previous posts, Chris McConnachie has documented the rise and the successes of South Africa’s emerging education
South African Informal Traders Forum and Others v The City of Johannesburg and Others: A Promising Start by the South African Constitutional Court

South African Informal Traders Forum and Others v The City of Johannesburg and Others: A Promising Start by the South African Constitutional Court

Departing sharply from its normal procedures, the South African Constitutional Court recently issued what we in the
Grootboom and the right to housing: A (Virtual) Comparative Conversation between students at UNSW and Oxford

Grootboom and the right to housing: A (Virtual) Comparative Conversation between students at UNSW and Oxford

Students from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the University of Oxford recently demonstrated the ...
Investigating crimes against humanity – South Africa’s embrace of universal jurisdiction

Investigating crimes against humanity – South Africa’s embrace of universal jurisdiction

"What business is it of the South African authorities when torture on a widespread scale is alleged to have been ...
Investigating crimes against humanity – South Africa's embrace of universal jurisdiction

Investigating crimes against humanity – South Africa's embrace of universal jurisdiction

"What business is it of the South African authorities when torture on a widespread scale is alleged to have been ...
The Mandela I Knew by Professor Bob Hepple QC, FBA

The Mandela I Knew by Professor Bob Hepple QC, FBA

I hesitated when asked to say something on the sad occasion of the death of Nelson Mandela, because so many ...
Lessons from the South African Constitutional Court: a duty of care for police in England and Wales?

Lessons from the South African Constitutional Court: a duty of care for police in England and Wales?

Last month at the inquest of Rachael Slack, a 38 year-old woman stabbed to death by her ex-partner, the jury ruled ...

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